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Wednesday, November 13th, 2019
NO. 16 NOTRE DAME FIGHTING IRISH HOST NO. 23 NAVY IN SHOWDOWN OF TOP 25 TEAMS SATURDAY AT 2:30 P.M. ET ON NBC
Fighting Irish Meet Midshipmen for the 93rd Consecutive Season, Dating Back to 1927
Mike Tirico, Doug Flutie, Chris Simms, Kathryn Tappen and Terry McAulay to Call Matchup
Liam McHugh to Host Halftime Coverage with Simms On-Site at Notre Dame Stadium
STAMFORD, Conn. – Nov. 13, 2019 – NBC Sports continues its coverage of the 2019 Notre Dame football season this Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBC, when QB Ian Book and the No. 16 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-2) host No. 23 Navy (7-1) in a showdown of Top 25 teams from Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind.
NBC Sports’ Notre Dame Football commentary team of Mike Tirico (play-by-play), Doug Flutie (analyst), Kathryn Tappen (sideline reporter), and Terry McAulay (rules analyst) will call the game. NBC Sports’ Liam McHugh will host studio coverage alongside Chris Simms, who will also serve as an in-game sideline analyst.
Notre Dame meets Navy for the 93rd consecutive year, dating back to the inaugural meeting in the series in 1927. Notre Dame leads the all-time series, 78-13-1, and has won the past two meetings, including a 44-22 victory last season in a neutral-site meeting in San Diego, California.
The Fighting Irish look for their third consecutive victory this season after defeating Duke, 38-7, on the road last weekend. Notre Dame outgained the Blue Devils, 469-197, in the win and were led by Book, who threw four touchdown passes and rushed for a career-high 139 yards. With last weekend’s performance, Book joined Brady Quinn as the only Notre Dame quarterbacks to throw at least four touchdown passes in four or more career games.
No. 23 Navy, who have won five games in a row, defeated UConn, 56-10, two weeks ago behind a rushing attack which gained 408 yards and scored seven touchdowns. QB Malcolm Perry rushed for 108 yards on 11 carries and had three total touchdowns (two rushing, one passing) in the win.
Fighting Irish defensive lineman Kurt Hinish will be featured during this week’s halftime, providing behind-the-scenes access into his life as a student athlete preparing for the weekend’s game.
REMAINING 2019 NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL ON NBC SCHEDULE
|Sat., Nov. 16||2:30 p.m.||vs. No. 23 Navy|
|Sat., Nov. 23||2:30 p.m.||vs. Boston College|
NBC SPORTS GOLD TO OFFER DIRECT-TO-CONSUMER LIVE STREAMING PRODUCT FOR INTERNATIONAL NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL FANS
NBC Sports Gold’s international “Notre Dame Football Season Pass” is available now, giving fans in 13 countries access to every Fighting Irish home game during the 2019 season. The direct-to-consumer pass will offer fans abroad comprehensive coverage of seven Notre Dame football home games live and on-demand, available online at NBCSportsGold.com and via the NBC Sports Gold app on Apple iOS and Android.
NBC Sports Gold’s “Notre Dame Football Season Pass” is available for purchase now for $49.99, and features all seven home games in the 2019 season. The pass is available in 13 countries: Austria, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and UK. USD or EUR pricing is available. “Notre Dame Football Season Pass” is not available to customers in the U.S. Click here for more information.
INSIDE THE IRISH ON NBCSPORTS.COM
NBCSports.com will continue its Notre Dame Football coverage through its popular Inside The Irish blog, as Notre Dame Football insider Douglas Farmer covers the Irish from all angles throughout the 2019 season.
NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL ON NBCSPORTS.COM AND THE NBC SPORTS APP
NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app — NBC Sports Group’s live streaming platforms for desktops, mobile devices, tablets, and connected TVs — will provide extensive live streaming coverage of the 2019 Notre Dame Football on NBC season via “TV Everywhere,” giving consumers additional value for their subscription service, and making high quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.
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