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Jones climbs the ranks

Aaron Sant-Miller | Sunday, November 3, 2013


Irish senior receiver TJ Jones pulled down four receptions for 111 yards and a touchdown against Navy. He became only the 10th Notre Dame receiver to surpass the 2,000-yard mark for his career, moved into eighth place on the Irish career touchdown reception list with 17 and also moved into fourth place on the Irish career reception list with 159.

Jones also has recorded a reception in 36 consecutive games and a touchdown reception in six consecutive games.

Making their mark

Over the last four games, Irish junior tight end Ben Koyack has accounted for three touchdowns after not scoring through the first 29 games of his career.

Through the first eight games of the season, Irish freshman running back Tarean Folston gained 116 yards on the ground and did not score a touchdown. On Saturday, Folston scored his first career touchdown and ran for 140 yards. He is the first freshman to rush for 100 yards since Robert Hughes against Stanford in 2007.

Punt free

On Saturday, the Irish did not punt once. It was the fifth time in its last nine meetings that Notre Dame did not punt against Navy. In their last 616 offensive plays against the Midshipmen, the Irish have only punted seven times.

Contact Aaron Sant-Miller at asantmil@nd.edu