Wednesday November 12th, 2014

Northwestern Wildcats vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish

The No. 15 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-2) host the Northwestern Wildcats (3-6) on Saturday in South Bend. Notre Dame lost to Arizona State last week on the road, its second loss of the season. Northwestern has lost four straight games, including a 10-9 loss to Michigan last week.

You can follow the game with live stats and play-by-play here.

How to watch

Details for Saturday's game are below:

Kickoff: 3:30 p.m.

Live stream: The game can be live streamed here.

TV coverageNBC

Radio: For a list of Northwestern affiliates, click here. For a list of Notre Dame affiliates, click here.

Season recaps

Notre Dame Fighting Irish

11/8: Arizona State 55, Notre Dame 31

The Fighting Irish lost their second game of the season on the road against Arizona State. After grabbing an early 3-0 lead, Notre Dame surrendered 34 straight points before scoring 28 unanswered points of their own to pull within three points. The Sun Devils, however, scored the final 21 points to seal the victory. Everett Golson completed 22 of 41 passes for 446 yards and two touchdowns, but he also threw four interceptions.

11/1: Notre Dame 49, Navy 39

Notre Dame came back from a 31-28 third quarter deficit to beat Navy. Everett Golson completed 18 of 25 passes for 315 yards, three touchdowns and one interception, while also rushing for three touchdowns. Tarean Folston had 20 carries for 149 rushing yards and a touchdown. Notre Dame managed to win despite allowing 336 rushing yards, including 138 to Noah Copeland.

10/18: Florida State 31, Notre Dame 27

The Irish dropped their first game of the season in a close loss to Florida State. A controversial pass interference call wiped a potential game-winning touchdown for Notre Dame off the board in the final seconds to seal the win for the Seminoles. Everett Golson threw for three touchdowns and two interceptions across 313 yards. 

10/11:  Notre Dame 50, North Carolina 43

Notre Dame narrowly escaped what could have been its first loss of the season in this shootout. The Irish fell behind 14-0 in the first quarter but staged a comeback to avoid the upset. QB Everett Golson threw for 300 yards and three touchdowns, and William Fuller had 133 yards on seven catches with two scores. 

10/4: Notre Dame 17, Stanford 14

Notre Dame won on Everett Golson’s 23-yard touchdown pass to tight end Ben Koyack with 1:01 remaining. Golson finished with 241 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in the victory. The win marked the second time in three seasons that the Irish started 5-0. 

9/27: Notre Dame 31, Syracuse 15

The Fighting Irish scored at least 30 points for the fourth straight game. Everett Golson completed 25 consecutive passes in the second and third quarters, falling one short of the FBS record set by Dominique Davis of East Carolina in 2011. Golson’s streak broke the school record of 14 set by Ron Powlus in 1997 and matched by both Brady Quinn in the 2006 Fiesta Bowl and Tommy Rees in 2011.

9/13: Notre Dame 30, Purdue 14

The Irish improved to 6-0 in Shamrock Series games. Notre Dame is now 6-2 all-time playing in Indianapolis, though the victory over Purdue was its first win there since beating Butler in 1922. Kyle Brindza’s 49th career field goal, a 19-yarder in the second quarter, moved him into second place in school history, trailing only John Carney’s 51 from 1984-86.

9/6: Notre Dame 31, Michigan 0

The 31-point win was the Fighting Irish’s largest in the series against the Wolverines, and it came in the teams' final scheduled meeting. The previous mark was a 23-point win in 1943. This was the first time Notre Dame shut out Michigan in 42 meetings. The Irish did not commit a turnover, improving to 15-0 under coach Brian Kelly when playing turnover-free.

8/30: Notre Dame 48 Rice 17

The 48 points for the Fighting Irish were their most in a home opener since 1999 against Kansas. It was Notre Dame’s 100th home opener victory, and the program is now 100-20-5 all-time in such games. Everett Golson’s three rushing touchdowns tied a Notre Dame record for a quarterback, matching Paul Hornung against North Carolina in 1956 and Jarious Jackson against Stanford in 1998.

Northwestern Wildcats

11/8: Michigan 10, Northwestern 9

Northwestern lost to Michigan to extend its losing streak to four games. Trevor Siemian completed 32 of 49 passes for 273 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions, and Kyle Prater caught eight balls for 86 yards. The Wildcats lost despite outgaining the Wolverines 264-256. Northwestern scored a touchdown with only three seconds remaining to cut the deficit to one, but the Wildcats' two-point conversion attempt failed. 

11/1: Iowa 48, Northwestern 7

The Wildcats were held to 180 yards of total offense in a blowout loss to Iowa. Trevor Siemian completed eight of 18 passes for 68 yards, and Justin Jackson led the team with 24 carries for 96 yards and a touchdown. Iowa rushed for 221 yards as Northwestern allowed 483 yards of total offense to the Hawkeyes.

10/18: Nebraska 38, Northwestern 17

Northwestern allowed four rushing touchdowns to Nebraska and lost its second-straight game. Trevor Siemian completed 18 of 39 passes for 173 yards and an interception. Justin Jackson carried the offense with 128 rushing yards and both of the team's touchdowns.

10/11: Minnesota 24, Northwestern 17

After tying the game at 17 in the fourth quarter, Northwestern gave up a 100-yard kickoff return touchdown and lost to Minnesota. Trevor Siemian had 269 passing yards with a touchdown and an interception, and Justin Jackson rushed 23 times for 106 yards. The Wildcats lost despite outgaining Minnesota 393-274.

10/4: Northwestern 20, Wisconsin 14

Northwestern jumped out to a 10-0 halftime lead and was able to hold on for the huge win at home. Running back Justin Jackson finished the game with 162 yards on 33 carries. The Wildcats allowed Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon to rush for a career-high 259 yards. 

9/27: Northwestern 29, Penn State 6

The Northwestern defense held Penn State to just 266 total yards and 50 yards on the ground. Offensively, quarterback Trevor Siemian finished with 258 passing yards, while running back Dan Vitale had seven catches for 113 yards. 

9/20: Northwestern 24, Western Illinois 7

Northwestern's win over Western Illinois was its first of the season. Trevor Siemian completed 15 of 25 passes for 117 yards. Justin Jackson had 92 rushing yards and a touchdown on 21 carries. 

9/6: Northern Illinois 23, Northwestern 15

Northwestern lost to Northern Illinois for the first time in school history. The Wildcats began the season 0-2 for the first time since 2003. Trevor Siemian had 268 passing yards with one touchdown and one interception. Jackson recorded 52 rushing yards. Wide receiver Kyle Prater caught seven passes for 87 yards and one touchdown. 

8/30: California 31, Northwestern 24

Northwestern lost its season opener for the first time under Pat Fitzgerald. The loss also broke a streak of 16 consecutive non-conference wins at home. Siemian completed 23 of 44 passes (52.3 percent) for 229 yards, with one touchdown and two interceptions. Cal jumped out to a 31-7 lead, but the Wildcats' second-half rally fell just short. 

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