Notre Dame: Khalid Kareem was Defensive Player of the Game vs. Navy

Notre Dame came out firing on almost all cylinders against the Midshipmen, winning 52-20.

Defensive end Khalid Kareem was dominant for Notre Dame football on Saturday afternoon in the win over the Midshipmen of Navy. Here were the standout defensive performances from that game.

Honorable Mentions

Asmar Bilal

The veteran linebacker impressed fans once again. Bilal made a couple of big plays early on — one being a tackle for loss and the other a fumble recovery off of the first of Khalid Kareem’s two forced fumbles. Asmar Bilal finished the day with a total of five tackles — one of which was for loss — and a fumble recovery. For a full breakdown of Bilal’s stats click here.

Drew White

White recorded double digit tackles for the second time this year, totaling ten on the day. White also recorded a fumble recovery against the Midshipmen. The redshirt Junior has continued to be a regular name when it comes to Notre Dame fans, and if I am able to speak for all Irish fans, one that we look forward to hearing from and seeing over the next couple of seasons. For a full breakdown of White’s stats, click here.

Paul Moala

With the Notre Dame passing offense looking the best it had all season and the defense holding the Midshipmen to three points at the half, this left plenty of time for some reserve players to step in. One of those guys who made the most of his time out there was a former classmate of mine — Paul Moala. Moala made a spectacular play on the ball after breaking through the Navy offensive line. He broke up/caught a toss between two Navy players and ran it back for a touchdown. This was a site I was used to seeing back in high school and one I looked forward to, once he was given his chance, at the collegiate level. For a full breakdown of Moala’s stats, click here.

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Defensive Player of the Game

Khalid Kareem

The Senior defensive end wasn’t messing around when he came out on the field on Saturday. Despite having to come off the field for a short period of time, due to a mild injury, Kareem was dominant against Navy. While only having three tackles on the game, two of those were for loss. He also added a pair of forced fumbles to his stat sheet, one of which was recovered by Asmar Bilal and the other recovered by Jamir Jones. For a full breakdown of Kareem’s stats, click here.

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