Notre Dame football vs. Navy Midshipmen: 3 things to watch in Week 10

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ANNAPOLIS, MARYLAND – OCTOBER 23: Notre Dame football takes on Navy and Quarterback Tai Lavatai #1 of the Navy Midshipmen hands the ball off to fullback James Harris II #37 in the first half against the Cincinnati Bearcats at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on October 23, 2021, in Annapolis, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The Notre Dame football team battles it out against the Navy Midshipmen in Week 10, and here are three things to keep an eye on in the matchup.

The Notre Dame football team goes into their Week 10 matchup against Navy with a 7-1 record, and a real shot at making another major bowl game appearance this season. It has been an up and down season for the Irish in 2021, but they are playing solid football right now, and appear to be picking up steam heading towards the final weeks of their season.

This weekend, the Irish take on the Navy Midshipmen, and we take a look at three things to keep an eye on.

Notre Dame football vs. Navy Midshipmen: 3 things to watch in Week 10

Lack of a Navy passing game

Incredibly, the Navy offense did not complete a single pass this past weekend, but despite that, were able to pick up the victory over the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. Of course, it helps when you can rush for over 300 yards a carry and average five yards a tote doing so, something to keep an eye on this weekend inside Notre Dame Stadium.

The Irish are a much better defense than Tulsa is, as they have playmakers on all three levels, and Marcus Freeman should have a solid game plan for a team that does not pass. Who knows, maybe Navy will surprise the Irish and come out throwing, but the game plan is likely to try and run it down Notre Dame’s throat.

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