Nov 2, 2013; South Bend, IN, USA; Blue Angels flight demonstration team flies over Notre Dame Stadium before the game between the Navy Midshipmen and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Notre Dame Football: Notre Dame Football's Season By The Numbers

Trends can tell a lot about a situation. They could show what Notre Dame Football’s 2014 record could be. But, of course, trends and projections are simply arbitrary. They are meant to be proven wrong. Here is Notre Dame’s 2014 schedule using their previous records:

Rice – Projected: W

  • Notre Dame is 10-4 in home openers since 2000. The Irish lost their home openers in 2001, 2005, 2007 and 2011.
  • Under Brian Kelly, the Irish are 11-2 against non-AQ schools.

Michigan – Projected: L

  • Under Brian Kelly, Notre Dame is 1-3 versus the Wolverines. The Irish only won a 13-6 bout in 2012.
  • Since returning to night games in 2011, the Irish are 2-1 in those games.

Purdue – Projected: W

  • Under Brian Kelly, the Fighting Irish are undefeated against the Purdue Boilermakers.
  • Notre Dame is unbeaten in Shamrock Series games.

Syracuse – Projected: W

  • The game will be played at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.
  • Under Brian Kelly, the Irish are 7-3 in neutral site games.*

Stanford – Projected: L

  • Notre Dame is 1-3 versus Stanford under Brian Kelly. The Irish only defeated Stanford in overtime in 2012.

North Carolina – Projected: W

  • Under Brian Kelly, the Fighting Irish are 8-2 versus ACC opponents.

Florida State – Projected: L

  • Notre Dame lost the 2011 Champs Sports Bowl to Florida State, 18-14.
  • The Fighting Irish are 0-2 versus Top 5 opponents under Brian Kelly.

Navy – Projected: W

  • Under Kelly, Notre Dame is 3-1 versus the Naval Academy.
  • The Irish are 6-1 against service academies with Kelly as coach.

Arizona State – Projected: W

  • The Irish defeated the Sun Devils, 37-34, in the Shamrock Series last year.
  • Notre Dame is 5-4 versus the Pac-12 under Kelly.

Northwestern – Projected: W

  • Brian Kelly has dominated the Big 10 as Notre Dame coach with an 8-4 record.
  • Under Kelly, Notre Dame is 13-3 in November.

Louisville – Projected: W

  • Notre Dame has been unbeaten on Senior Day with Kelly. They defeated Utah, Boston College, Wake Forest and BYU.

USC – Projected: W

  • Kelly has dominated USC with a 3-1 record in his four years at Notre Dame.
  • Notre Dame is 2-2 in season finales, winning both in Los Angeles.

*This total includes bowl games.

Projected Final Record: 9-3

 

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