Notre Dame quickly covered up its first blemish with a pair of touchdowns in the span of 1:44 as the Irish took a 35-7 halftime lead against Navy.
The Irish took control with the quick scores after a fumble briefly gave the Midshipmen life in the second quarter.
After Navy had to punt to start the quarter, the Irish gave it right back when quarterback Tommy Rees attempted a lateral to Theo Riddick that missed and was recovered by Navy's Jabree Tuani. It's the second straight game the Irish lost the ball on a lateral.
Navy scored six plays later when quarterback Trey Miller connected with slot back Gee Gee Greene for a 9-yard TD pass to cut Notre Dame's lead to 14-7 with 11:06 to play.
The Irish struck right back after the miscue led to the Midshipmen's first points.
Rees hit Michael Floyd for a 56-yard touchdown bomb 15 seconds after Navy scored then Notre Dame got the ball right back when the Midshipmen couldn't handle the kickoff and linebacker Troy Niklas recovered the ball on the 22.
Notre Dame scored four plays later when Jonas Gray ran in for his second touchdown of the game, this one from 2 yards out, to give the Irish a 28-7 lead with 9:07 to play.
The Irish took their time on their next scoring drive covering 56 yards on 11 plays in 3:59. Cierre Wood added his second touchdown of the game, scoring from a yard out, to give Notre Dame a 35-7 lead with 3:37 to play in the first half.
Notre Dame holds 258-100 advantage in yards and is outrushing the No. 3 rushing offense in the nation by 2 yards (75-73).
Floyd has four catches for 119 yards, and Rees has completed 9 of 12 passes for 183 yards. Gray and Wood have combined for 72 rushing yards and four touchdowns.
Navy quarterback Trey Miller is 3-of-9 passing for 27 yards and has rushed for 16 yards. Alexander Teich has run for 30 yards.