SEASON IN REVIEW
University of Notre Dame
58 2019 CAMPING WORLD BOWL
GAME 10 NOV. 16, 2019 NOTRE DAME 52, NAVY 20 NOTRE DAME STADIUM
The Notre Dame passing game was all but unstoppable Saturday inside Notre Dame
Stadium as the No. 16 Irish cruised to a 52-20 victory over No. 23 Navy.
A career day from wide receiver Chase Claypool provided the highlight on a day full of
them, accounting for seven catches, 117 yards and a career-high four touchdowns. The
senior set a career-long with his 47-yard touchdown catch in the fi rst quarter and his
three fi rst-half touchdown receptions were the most by an Irish player since at least
1950. With four scoring catches, Claypool tied the Notre Dame record set by Maurice
Stovall against BYU in 2005.
Quarterback Ian Book had a similar career performance, fi nishing 14-of-20 for 284
yards and fi ve touchdowns, including a career-long 70-yard toss to Braden Lenzy
in the second quarter. With his fourth touchdown pass, Book became the fi rst
quarterback in program history to record four games with four passing touchdowns in
a season. With his fi fth, he became the fi rst Irish quarterback with three games of fi ve
passing touchdowns in a year.
The Irish outgained the Midshipmen 410-360 despite running 24 fewer plays (77 to 53).
The Irish defense had plenty to do with it, recovering four Navy fumbles, all of which
turned into Notre Dame points. Drew White led the team with 10 tackles, while Jeremiah
Owusu-Koramoah had 1.5 sacks and Khalid Kareem forced a career-high two fumbles.
GAME 11 NOV. 23, 2019 NOTRE DAME 40, BOSTON COLLEGE 7 NOTRE DAME STADIUM
A sleepy fi rst half gave way to an explosive second Saturday as No. 16 Notre Dame
defeated Boston College 40-7 at Notre Dame Stadium on Senior Day.
The Irish accounted for 501 total yards to the Eagles’ 191 turning in a balanced
o ensive performance by the time it was over.
Quarterback Ian Book went 26-for-40 for 239 yards and three touchdowns. Tight
end Cole Kmet led all receivers with seven catches for 78 yards and a score, while
wide receivers Chris Finke (seven receptions, 71 yards) and Chase Claypool (seven
receptions, 60 yards) also snared touchdown catches.
The Irish also rushed for 252 yards, highlighted by a 61-yard touchdown run by
Braden Lenzy. Jonathan Doerer accounted for four fi eld goals, tied for seventh-most in
a single game in program history.
Linebacker Asmar Bilal led the defense with eight tackles, including one for loss, and
a pass break-up. Safety Alohi Gilman registered seven tackles and his fi rst career
sack, while defensive end Khalid Kareem accounted for six tackles, a sack, a TFL and
a forced fumble. Safety Kyle Hamilton snatched his fourth career interception and also
recorded a pass break-up to go with three tackles.
GAME 12 NOV. 30, 2019 NOTRE DAME 45, STANFORD 24 STANFORD STADIUM
The 16th-ranked University of Notre Dame football team overcame a 10-point defi cit
and scored 24 unanswered points to close out the regular season with a 45-24 victory
over Stanford on Saturday at Stanford Stadium.
The Irish (10-2) reached the 10-win plateau for the third straight season and the fourth
time in fi ve years.
Quarterback Ian Book became the fi rst Notre Dame quarterback to throw for at least
four touchdowns fi ve times in a season, going 17-for-30 for 255 yards. Wide receiver
Chase Claypool snared two touchdown passes, surpassing Jim Seymour to move into
10th place in the Irish record books with 18 career touchdown receptions. He fi nished
with three catches for 63 yards, while tight end Cole Kmet led all Irish receivers with
fi ve catches for 77 yards.
Linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah led the Irish with nine tackles, while defensive
lineman Ade Ogundeji had six tackles, 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble and Khalid
Kareem had fi ve tackles and recovered a fumble for a touchdown.