By the numbers…Notre Dame vs. Clemson

Notre Dame has more than twice as many seniors in the starting lineup as Clemson, although the Tigers are stout on defense, limiting Louisville to 19 yards rushing.

9--Number of seniors projected to start for Notre Dame vs. Clemson.

4--Number of seniors projected to start for Clemson vs. Notre Dame, including just one on defense.

457--Yards rushing by Notre Dame last week against UMass.

19--Yards rushing allowed by Clemson in its last game against Louisville (on 28 carries).

1--National rank by Clemson in tackles for lost yardage each of the past two seasons.

9.0--Difference in average yards per punt between Notre Dame’s Tyler Newsome (47.1) and Clemson’s Andy Teasdall (38.1).

4--Years in a row that Clemson has won at least 10 games, which only Alabama, Oregon and Northern Illinois have matched.

1--Number of times Notre Dame has won double-digit games in consecutive years (1988-89).

7--Number of 50-yard plus touchdowns by Notre Dame through four games, which already is the most in a season in the Brian Kelly era and the most by an Irish team since 2002 when Tyrone Willingham’s Irish had eight.

4--Number of freshmen that scored touchdowns for Notre Dame vs. UMass, which is believed to be a school record. Josh Adams, C.J. Sanders, Dexter Williams and Brandon Wimbush scored against the Minutemen. Three freshmen – Marc Edwards, Randy Kinder and Robert Farmer – scored touchdowns in a 1993 victory over Navy.

681--Total offense yards vs. UMass last week, which is believed to be the second most in Irish history behind the 720 gained against Navy in 1969.

53.8--Percentage of Notre Dame’s receiving touchdowns scored by Will Fuller since the start of ’14 season. He scored 15 of the team’s 30 passing touchdowns last year and 6-of-9 through four games in ’15.

6--Touchdown receptions by Will Fuller through four games, which is a pace of 18 during the regular season. The Notre Dame record for TD receptions in a season is 15, which was set by Jeff Samardzija in 2005, tied by Rhema McKnight in 2006, Golden Tate in 2009 and Fuller last season.

11--Notre Dame victories with linebacker Joe Schmidt in the starting lineup. The only loss with Schmidt as a starter was the controversial setback at Florida State last season.

2--Missed extra points by Irish kicker Justin Yoon on 20 attempts, which is one more than Kyle Brindza had on 52 attempts in 2014.


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