Notre Dame 38, Navy 14
Oct. 28, 2006
Navy vs. Notre Dame
M&T Bank Stadium
Oct. 28, 2006
NAVY POST-GAME NOTES
Today's contest marked the 80th-consecutive meeting between the two programs, the longest continuous intersectional rivalry in the country ... the Irish have won an NCAA-record 43 straight against the Midshipmen.
Today's 38-14 loss snapped Navy's five-game winning streak in games played away from Annapolis.
For just the second time in the last four years, Navy has lost back-to-back games ... the last time the Mids dropped two-straight contests was last season when Navy opened the season with losses to Maryland and Stanford.
Navy's first TD of the game (11:39, 2nd qtr) was a nine-play, 80-yard drive, making it the seventh drive this year of 80 or more yards (six touchdowns, one field goal).
Making his first-collegiate start, quarterbackKaipo-Noa Kaheaku-Enhada (Kapolei, Hawaii) scored a pair of rushing touchdowns, both in the second quarter ... it was the first multi-touchdown game of his career.
Junior slot Reggie Campbell (Sanford, Fla.) eclipsed the 1000-yard mark for his career ... needing just 39 yards, Campbell led the Mids with 81 yards on the ground.
On the first play from scrimmage, junior slot back Zerbin Singleton (Decatur, Ga.) ran the ball for a career-long 19 yards ... previous long was 16 yards this season against Tulsa.
Senior linebacker David Mahoney (Fort Myers, Fla.) sacked Brady Quinn with 1:55 remaining in the opening quarter ... his 19-career sacks are the second most in program history, while his nine sacks this season are tied as the second most in a single season ... it was his 38th tackle for a loss which is tied for the second most in school history (Eric Rutherford, 1982-84) and his 17 tackle for a loss this season, the fourth-most by a Navy player in a season.
Seniorcorner back Keenan Little (Boiling Spring, N.C.) tied his career high with 10 tackles to lead the Midshipmen ... he turned in 10 tackles in last year's Army game.
Senior David Wright (Millis, Mass.) made a career-high eight stops, including a 1.5 tackles for a loss.
For the second-consecutive year, Notre Dame did not punt against the Midshipmen.
Notre Dame's 24 first-half points are the most Navy has given up in the first half since last year's Notre Dame game in which the Irish scored 28.
Notre Dame's 295 passing yards are the most Navy has surrendered since last year's Poinsettia Bowl when Colorado State threw for 431 yards.
Notre Dame's 471 yards of total offense are the most by a Navy opponent since last year's game against the Irish in which they amassed 505 yards.
Notre Dame's 38 points are the most scored by a Navy opponent since the Irish put up 42 points against the Mids in South Bend last November.
Notre Dame threw three TDs, the most by a Navy opponent this season, while ND's two rushing touchdowns are also a high by a Navy opponent this season.
Junior running back Darius Walker carried the ball 20 times for 103 yards, marking the first time this season a Navy opponent has rushed for 100 yards.