Notre Dame took advantage of Navy’s inexperience and lack of talent in certain positions on the field, and cruised by with a 56-14 win at home.
Leading 35-7 at the half, Notre Dame probably could’ve put in Dayne Crist and benched Michael Floyd and they would still have managed okay. It was a game where Notre Dame didn’t have majority of the possesion (losing 32-28 minutes), but still looked the better team.
As far as turnovers? It wasn’t exactly what Notre Dame wanted. Giving up an interception and a fumble on offense, Brian Kelly could not have been too happy. These mistakes can cost ND when they play a solid team (Stanford). Hopefully, Coach Kelly will find a way to reduce the turnover ratio.
My thoughts: A win is a win, no matter the score. But, it always nice to see the Irish crush an old rival. I still have bitter feelings about Navy and when they defeated us a few years back in OT. All in all, a good weekend for an Irish fan.
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