Looking back on the picks heading into Navy’s 56-14 loss at Notre Dame …
1. Trey Miller will throw for a touchdown.
CORRECT. The sophomore connected with Gee Gee Greene for a 9-yard score in the first half, the lone points for the Midshipmen before the break.
2. Michael Floyd will have 100 receiving yards.
CORRECT. The Notre Dame wide receiver had six receptions for 121 yards and a touchdown in immediate reply to Navy’s first score to help the Fighting Irish defeat the Mids at home for the first time since 2005.
3. Navy will force at least three turnovers.
INCORRECT. Irish quarterback Tommy Rees threw and interception and lost a fumble, but this was not the sort of turnover-fest that plagued Notre Dame earlier in the season.
4. Notre Dame will convert at least 50 percent of its third down attempts.
CORRECT. The Irish was 4-for-7 on third down conversions, a number that is troubling in a few ways for Navy. One, Notre Dame extended drives when it had to. Two, Notre Dame didn’t need to extend drives very often.
5. Notre Dame will win.
CORRECT. They did so easily, earning their most lopsided victory in the annual series since 1987.
NOTRE DAME RECORD: 4-for-5
SEASON RECORD: 24-for-40
—- Patrick Stevens