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Notre Dame 38, Navy 14

Oct. 28, 2006

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Navy vs. Notre Dame
M&T Bank Stadium
Oct. 28, 2006
Attendance: 71,851

• 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.




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