By the numbers…ND vs. Boston College

A victory over Boston College in Fenway Park would mark the second time in four years that Notre Dame has reached double-digit victories in a season.

3.9—Distance in miles from Fenway Park to Boston College, yet this is a neutral site/Shamrock Series home game for the Irish. That’s the closest Notre Dame has played to the opposing team’s campus in its 176 all-time neutral site games.

3—Times Boston College has played a top 5-ranked Notre Dame team. The Irish are 2-1 in such games. In 1993, the Eagles defeated No. 1 Notre Dame, 41-39. In 2002, the Eagles knocked off No. 4 Notre Dame, 14-7. Three years ago, No. 4 Notre Dame defeated Boston College, 21-6.

14—Number of red-zone entries vs. Boston College’s defense in seven ACC games. The Eagles have allowed just four touchdowns in those red-zone appearances (28.6 percent).

2—Number of Notre Dame quarterbacks who have rushed for more touchdowns in a season than DeShone Kizer, who has eight entering the Boston College game. Tony Rice (1988) and Rick Mirer (1991) each rushed for nine touchdowns in a season.

7—Touchdown passes by Boston College in 10 games, including one by tonight’s starter, John Fadule.

5—Touchdown passes by DeShone Kizer two weeks ago vs. Pittsburgh.

7—Points scored by Boston College in the first quarter of seven ACC games. It came on a four-play, 20-yard drive against Clemson following a Deshaun Watson interception.

5—Rushing touchdowns allowed by Boston College in 10 games.

25—Rushing touchdowns scored by Notre Dame in 10 games.

10—Victories by Notre Dame in 2015 with a win over Boston College. That would be the second time in four seasons the Irish have reached double-digit victories. The Irish won as many as 10 games just twice in the previous 18 seasons.

6—Fumbles lost by Notre Dame through 10 games in 2015.

1—Fumbles lost by Notre Dame running backs through 10 games. C.J. Prosise lost a fumble in the third quarter at Clemson. Irish running backs have carried the football 241 times.

96—Carries by quarterback DeShone Kizer without a fumble lost this season.

6—Number of Shamrock Series victories by the Irish in as many games.

21.8—Notre Dame’s average margin of victory in its six Shamrock Series games.


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