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Football

Historical Perspective: North Carolina Week

| Thursday, October 9, 2014

Series History:

  • Notre Dame has won 16 of the 18 previous meetings with North Carolina.
  • No. 22 North Carolina’s 29-24 win over the Irish in 2008 snapped Notre Dame’s six-game winning streak in the series (dating back to 1962).
  • The teams first met in 1949 at Yankee Stadium, where No. 1 Notre Dame pounded the Tar Heels, 42-6. The Irish would go on to win the national championship.
  • One team — but never both — has been ranked in each of the last six meetings.
  • The only time both teams were ranked was in 1950, when the No. 1 Irish topped the No. 20 Tar Heels, 14-7.
  • The last time the teams met in South Bend, No. 11 Notre Dame rolled to a 45-26 victory behind Brady Quinn’s 346 passing yards and four touchdowns.

Notable Moments:

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Top Performances:

  • In the 2006 win over North Carolina, Irish wide receiver Jeff Samardzija hauled in six receptions for 177 yards and one touchdown.
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About Mike Monaco

Senior Sports Writer Mike Monaco is a senior majoring in Film, Television and Theatre with a minor in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy as well as Business Economics. The O’Neill Hall native hails from the Boston area and is an aspiring play-by-play broadcaster.

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