Navy vs. Notre Dame: TV Schedule, Live Streaming, Radio, Game Time and More
Navy travels to South Bend to take on Notre Dame in a nationally-televised affair. The questions surrounding the Fighting Irish will need to be answered in full against a lesser opponent.
Brian Kelly's crew is being demolished in the national media for a supposed bout of quitting against USC last week.
If they want to regain some of the swagger they lost, they will need to lay the hurt on a Navy team that is severely overmatched.
This is a game that Notre Dame should control throughout. As we know, should is a scary statement for this program in 2011.
Let's delve deeper into this upcoming clash.
Where: Notre Dame Stadium
When: Saturday, October 29, 3:30 p.m. EDT
Watch: NBC (Streaming of Stadium Cam at CBS Sports ULive)
Listen: South Bend, IN 960 WSBT-AM, Sunny 101.5 FM; Baltimore, MD 1090 AM; Annapolis, MD 1430 AM Streaming Audio for fee here.
Betting Line: Courtesy of Bodog.eu
Notre Dame -20.5
Will Notre Dame bounce back, or will Navy Make it a close one?
Key Storyline: This game is all about turnovers. Notre Dame is an easy team to beat when they are busy beating themselves.
If they take care of the ball, they should have no trouble putting the hurt on Navy. However, the moment the turnover bug bites, a huge upset becomes very plausible.
This team is so exciting to watch simply because you never know which team is going to show up. The good, the bad or the extremely ugly.
Who Might Not Play For Navy: Kriss Proctor DOUBTFUL (Hand), David Wright DOUBTFUL (Heel)
Who Might Not Play For Notre Dame: Kapron Lewis-Moore OUT (MCL), Tommy Rees PROBABLE (Knee)
BCS/Top 25 Poll Implications: Notre Dame pretty much said goodbye to any BCS or top 25 poll considerations for a while.
They will need to run the table to even get a mention as possible top 25 threats. Of course, they do have a chance to really get noticed against Stanford on November 26th. This game, however, is all about righting the ship.
What They're Saying:
Chris Couch, writing for FoxSports offers this assessment of the quitting scandal that rocked last weekend. "To be honest, I’m not positive if Notre Dame’s players gave up. But Kelly? He definitely did. He quit on his team and then blamed them later. This was as ugly as any moment Notre Dame had under Charlie Weis. And if the team’s leader gave up, then it’s not hard to imagine that the team followed his example."
The Washington Post offers insight into the presumed starting quarterback for Navy. "Sophomore Trey Miller took over for Proctor and after a few uneven series to start nearly rallied Navy (2-5) to a victory. Miller led three consecutive touchdown drives in the second half, the last of which gave the Midshipmen a 35-31 lead with 7 minutes 51 seconds to play. Miller took snaps with the first team today and barring the unexpected is in line to make the first start of his career when Navy travels to South Bend, Ind.
Navy Player To Watch: The obvious player has to be Trey Miller. If Navy is going to have any shot in keeping pace with Notre Dame's scoring, he has to offer the offense a seamless transition.
Notre Dame Player To Watch: Cierre Wood didn't get that many touches against USC, and that simply can't be the case going forward. I am confident Wood will have a breakout game if he gets the touches he deserves.
Key Matchup: Other than turnovers, Notre Dame is susceptible to the option. If Navy runs that perfectly, that could serve to ruin what should be a perfect day for the Fighting Irish.
On the Hot Seat: Brian Kelly is hardly on the hot seat despite a horrible showing against Notre Dame. This team may be inconsistent, but Kelly is their man for now.
Prediction: Notre Dame 34, Navy 17
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