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No. 5 Notre Dame gets set to take on quarterback Landry Jones and No. 8 Oklahoma

No. 5 Notre Dame at No. 8 Oklahoma


Site: Memorial Stadium (82,112)
Kickoff: 8 p.m. ET
Television: ABC
Radio: This broadcast can be heard live on SIRIUS Satellite Radio (channel 129).
Records: Notre Dame 7-0, Oklahoma 5-1
Coaches: Notre Dame — Brian Kelly (23-10, third season), Oklahoma — Bob Stoops (144-35, 14th season).
Series Facts: This marks just the 10th meeting between the two programs, with Notre Dame holding an 8-1 record in the all-time series. The last time the Fighting Irish faced the Sooners was in 1999, which resulted in a 34-30 victory over No. 23 OU by unranked ND in South Bend.
Prime Personnel: Offense — Fifth-year senior quarterback Landry Jones has started for four straight seasons and owns nearly every passing record in OU annals. He is one of three players in Big 12 history and one of 23 in NCAA history to amass 100 touchdown passes and 13,000 passing yards in his career. This year, the 6-4, 218-pounder has completed 134 of 213 throws (62.9 percent) for 1,653 yards with 12 scores and three picks. Defense — Junior cornerback Aaron Colvin is third on the team with 24 tackles and tied for first with two interceptions. He has eight passes broken up.
For The Record: Notre Dame and Oklahoma played each other eight times from 1952-68 … Perhaps the most memorable game in that stretch was in 1957 when Notre Dame’s Dick Lynch rushed for the contest’s only touchdown in the final minutes to snap OU’s 47-game winning streak … Oklahoma’s previous loss was to the Fighting Irish in 1953 … Oklahoma has allowed 304.2 yards per game through six contests, which ranks 16th nationally … The Sooners are 11th in scoring defense (15.3).

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