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#3 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (12-1)

Mon. 9/2 Sat. 9/14 Sat. 9/21 Sat. 9/28 Sat. 10/5
@ Lou
vs. NM
@ UGa
vs. UVa
vs. BGSU

Kelly's Irish resume climb for first title since 1988

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) In two of his nine previous seasons at Notre Dame, Brian Kelly and the Fighting Irish have had a legitimate shot at the national championship and fallen short.

Starts of 12-0 have ended with losses, to Alabama in the title game in 2013 and to Clemson in a playoff semifinal after last season. Nevertheless, Kelly said he is eager to start the climb again with the first of 14 spring practices this weekend.

"Just because you know how to do it doesn't mean you can do it again," Kelly said Friday. "You have to work at it again, and this is work. It's not knowing how to do it. It's putting in the time and the effort and the sacrifice. That's really hard. Pushing that rock up the hill again is what they have to do again."

Passing Yards: I. Book2628
Passing TDs: I. Book19
Rushing Yards: D. Williams995
Rushing TDs: D. Williams12
Receiving Yards: M. Boykin872
Receiving TDs: M. Boykin8
Interceptions: J. Elliott4
Schedule 2019
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/2 at Louisville TBA
9/14 vs. New Mexico TBA
9/21 at Georgia TBA
9/28 vs. Virginia TBA
10/5 vs. Bowling Green TBA
10/12 vs. USC TBA
10/26 at Michigan TBA
11/2 vs. Virginia Tech TBA
11/9 at Duke TBA
11/16 vs. Navy TBA
11/23 vs. Boston College TBA
11/30 at Stanford TBA
Independents (FBS)
  Conference Overall
3 Notre Dame -- 12-1
Army -- 11-2
Brigham Young -- 7-6
Liberty -- 6-6
Massachusetts -- 4-8
New Mexico State -- 3-9
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 5721 (35)
Passing Yards: 3347 (33)
Rushing Yards: 2374 (52)
Points per game: 31.4 (42)
Yards per game: 440.1 (32)
Touchdowns: 50 (40)
Field Goals: 18 (24)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 4516 (32)
Passing Yards: 2703 (47)
Rushing Yards: 1813 (35)
Points per game: 18.2 (13)
Yards per game: 347.4 (30)
Touchdowns: 26 (12)
Field Goals: 14 (74)
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