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Notre Dame's 38th Over Navy Is Unparalleled

November 18, 2001|Associated Press

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Running back Terrance Howard scored two touchdowns, and Notre Dame pulled away for a 34-16 victory Saturday, extending its NCAA-record winning streak over Navy to 38 games.

After a goal-line stand early in the fourth quarter that forced the Midshipmen (0-9) to settle for a field goal, the Irish (4-5) put away the game with a 44-yard touchdown run by Julius Jones and a 32-yard field goal by Nicholas Setta.

"To be quite honest, we have better players than Navy. There's no question about that," Irish Coach Bob Davie said. "But they did a heck of a job. I respect them."

The Irish must win their final two games, at Stanford and at Purdue, to remain bowl eligible and avoid their third losing season in five years under the embattled Davie. He has a 34-24 record.

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