Friday, November 24, 2006

Statistically Speaking - Army | by Pat

Passer. Going into his final regular season game, Brady Quinn is tied with Tom Clements and Ron Powlus for career victories by an Irish quarterback. All three have 29 career wins. If Quinn breaks the three-way tie, it will give him 36 different Irish school records.

Runner. Darius Walker hit the 1,000 yard mark and in doing so became only the 4th Irish running back to record back-to-back 1,000 yard rushing seasons. The other three were Vagas Ferguson (1978-79), Allen Pinkett (1983-85), and Autry Denson (1996-98). Walker currently has 1,083 rushing yards, which is only 23 yards behind last year's 1,106 yard total. With two games and an entire season left in his career, Walker is 1,253 yards away from Autry Denson's career rushing total record.

Receiver. Already holding the career records for touchdown catches and total receptions, Jeff Samardzija is 57 receiving yards away from overtaking Derrick Mayes (2,512 yards) for career reception yards.

Winner. With the victory over Army, Coach Weis became the first coach in Notre Dame history to win at least 10 games in his second season and the first to notch 19 wins in his first two seasons. Looking at the first 23 games of each Irish head coach's tenure, Charlie is currently 5th in winning percentage (.826) and only trails Knute Rockne (.913), Jesse Harper (.830), Ara Parshegian (.848), and Frank Leahy (.848).

Blitzkrieg. The Irish blitz stats against the Black Knights of Army.

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Season Long Running Totals

Check out all the season long averages and totals here.