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Adding up the numbers: Notre Dame vs. Washington State

Matt Gamber | Monday, November 2, 2009

32: Number of first downs by Notre Dame in a game the Irish dominated. Washington State had 12 first downs and had the ball for just 19:06.

5: Number of Cougars possessions ending with punts to begin the game. Washington State punted eight times in all.

59: Yards gained out of the Leprecat formation on the six play, 80-yard drive that ended with the first Irish touchdown.

9: Number of touchdown receptions by junior wide receiver Golden Tate. Only Oklahoma’s Ryan Broyles (10) has more.

35: Number of Irish players who previously participated in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl prep high school all-star game at the Alamodome.

14: Number of consecutive successful field goal attempts by freshman kicker Nick Tausch, who has hit on all but one attempt — his first.

124: Number of consecutive passes Jimmy Clausen has thrown without an interception, dating back to the Washington game.

0: Number of turnovers Clausen has committed when the Irish have been either tied or trailing this season.