Fighting Irish Outlast Midshipmen

Notre Dame Football | Nov. 2, 2013 | Notre Dame Athletics

Tarean Folston scored on a 1-yard plunge with 3:47 left and Notre Dame survived a back-and-forth game with Navy, holding on to beat the Midshipmen 38-34 Saturday.

Navy had a chance to score late in the fourth quarter, but on fourth-and-4 from the Notre Dame 31, the Irish made the stop with 68 seconds left. Freshman linebacker Jaylon Smith made the play the Fighting Irish so badly needed.

The Midshipmen ran for 331 yards, 207 in the first half. On Navy's final drive, it ran the ball four straight plays for 18 yards and had it second-and-5 from the Notre Dame 32.


NBC full-game replay (NBC Sports)

On-field interview with Ben Koyack (WatchND)

Notre Dame players post-game interview (WatchND)

Brian Kelly's Navy Postgame press-conference (WatchND)

Blue Angels flyover (WatchND)

Folston recaps his big day (NBC Sports)

Notre Dame's defense rallies to overcome adversity (CSN Chicago) 

Rees: Folston didn't play like a freshman (CSN Chicago)

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Photo gallery: Notre Dame (PhotosND)


Notre Dame Outlasts Navy, 38-34 (AP,

Notre Dame escapes with win over 'flawless' Navy (JJ Stankevitz, CSN Chicago)

Notre Dame gets the big stop (Brian Hamilton, Chicago Tribune)

Notre Dame's late TD sinks Navy (LaMond Pope, Chicago Sun-Times)

Irish overcome rough seas (Tony Krausz, Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette)

Irish sputter, but survive Navy (Eric Hansen, South Bend Tribune)

Defensive slide hard to figure (Al Lesar, South Bend Tribune)

Folston puts air in ND ground game (Bob Wieneke, South Bend Tribune)

Navy falls just short against Notre Dame (Gene Wang, The Washington Post)

Notre Dame hangs on for 38-34 win over Navy (WNDU-TV)

 by Daily Domer Staff

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