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College football preview: Notre Dame vs. Navy

When: 9 a.m. today

Where: Aviva Stadium (49,833/grass) Dublin, Ireland


Radio: 1190 AM, 92.3 FM

2010 records: Notre Dame 8-5; Navy 5-7

Line: Notre Dame by 15 1/2

Series: Notre Dame leads 72-12-1

On the Web: For a podcast preview, go to “Irish Insights” at and follow our coverage on Twitter at @JGIrishInsights

Notre Dame

Offensive statistics (2011)

Points per game: 29.2 (49th in NCAA)

Yards per game: 413 (35th)

Passing yards per game: 252.6 (40th)

Rushing yards per game: 160.4 (54th)

Defensive statistics

Points per game: 20.7 (24th)

Yards per game: 344.7 (30th)

Passing yards per game: 205.8 (38th)

Rushing yards per game: 138.9 (47th)


Top 3 offensive players (2010 statistics): TE Tyler Eifert, 63 catches, 803 yards, 5 TDs; RB Theo Riddick, 38 catches, 436 yards, 3 TDs; RB George Atkinson III, 915 kickoff return yards, 2 TDs

Top 3 defensive players: LB Manti Te’o, 128 tackles, 13 1/2 for loss, 5 sacks; S Jamoris Slaughter, 45 tackles, 4 for loss, 1 INT; DE Stephon Tuitt, 30 tackles, 3 for loss, 2 sacks

Key to victory: First-time starting quarterback Everett Golson has to take care of the ball and work out any jitters early. Notre Dame turned the ball over 29 times in 2011.

Injuries: CB Lo Wood (Achilles), RB Amir Carlisle (ankle), TE Alex Welch (knee), S Austin Collinsworth (shoulder), LB Danny Spond (migraine) out


Offensive statistics

Points per game: 29.7 (47th)

Yards per game: 398 (48th)

Passing yards per game: 85.8 (119th)

Rushing yards per game: 312.3 (4th)

Defensive statistics

Points per game: 28.9 (78th)

Yards per game: 413.8 (86th)

Passing yards per game: 226.9 (67th)

Rushing yards per game: 186.9 (92nd)


Top 3 offensive players: SB Gee Gee Greene, 501 rushing yards, 3 TD; QB Trey Miller, 150 rushing yards, 205 passing yards, 3 TDs; SB John Howell, 340 rushing yards, 5 TDs

Top 3 defensive players: LB Matt Warrick, 103 tackles, 4 tackles for loss; S Tra’ves Bush, 93 tackles, 2 INts; LB Brye French, 55 tackles, 6 tackles for loss

Key to victory: Navy needs to break character from a defense that makes teams grind out drives and apply pressure constantly on Golson to try and rattled the first-time starter.

Injuries: WR Matt Aiken (knee), OT Evan Campbell (ankle) out

– Tony Krausz, The Journal Gazette