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Adding up the numbers

Joe Meixell | Monday, November 3, 2008

211 — The number of receiving yards combined between Golden Tate (111) and Michael Floyd (100).

5 — The number of times the Irish have scored on their opening drive this season, including Saturday’s Brandon Walker field goal.

160 — The number of total plays in the game. Notre Dame ran 83, Pittsburgh 77.

22 — The number of touchdowns scored by Notre Dame freshmen and sophomores this year, out of a total of 27.

31 — The number of passes of at least 20 yards Jimmy Clausen has completed this season. He had 17 all last year.

7 — The number of consecutive field goals Brandon Walker had made before missing in the fourth overtime.

18:10 — The time it took Pittsburgh to earn its first first down of the game.

184 — The number of punts between Saturday’s blocked punt and the last one Notre Dame had blocked by Michigan State in 2005.