Kickoff will be at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind. and is scheduled for 3:30 pm ET on Saturday, November 2.
Every year since 1927 Notre Dame and Navy have played football. While the Irish have won 73 of those games, the rivarly is known less for its one-sided nature than for its mutual respect.
And that’s before Navy made things competitive.
For a long time, Notre Dame was Navy’s shot at Mt. Everest. Even though Notre Dame won this game annually for 43 straight years, the Midshipmen geared up for their shot at one of college football’s powers.
That Navy finally toppled the Irish in 2007, one of Notre Dame’s worst teams in program history, matters not to any fan of the Midshipmen. It opened the gates of belief, and the Midshipmen nearly pulled off a last minute upset in 2008, before winning incredibly in ’09 and decisively in ’10, Brian Kelly’s first year in the program.
Since that run of three out of four, last done in 1963, and before that in 1936, the Irish have taken back the power, winning by 40+ points each of the past two seasons. But it’s clear that Kelly and his staff understand what Ken Niumatalolo has built in Annapolis.
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