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  1. Beyond the Box Score with Brian Fremeau: Schedule Strength

    Dec 30, 2013, 1:22 PM EDT

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    “Beyond The Box Score With Brian Fremeau” is a series that takes you inside the stats with in-depth analysis through numbers and graphics. Fremeau, a 1999 graduate of Notre Dame, is a longtime writer for ESPN Insider, Football Outsiders and his personal stats, graphics, and analysis website, BCFToys.com.  Last week, the Notre Dame athletic department and…

  2. Beyond the Box Score with Brian Fremeau: The First Five Drives

    Nov 26, 2013, 12:05 PM EDT

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    “Beyond The Box Score With Brian Fremeau” is a weekly series that takes you inside the stats with in-depth analysis through numbers and graphics. Fremeau, a 1999 graduate of Notre Dame, is a longtime writer for ESPN Insider, Football Outsiders and his personal graphical analysis website, BCFToys.com.  Notre Dame defeated BYU in frigid, windy conditions on…

  3. Beyond the Box Score with Brian Fremeau: Lost Opportunities

    Nov 11, 2013, 9:51 AM EDT

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    “Beyond The Box Score With Brian Fremeau” is a weekly series that takes you inside the stats with in-depth analysis through numbers and graphics. Fremeau, a 1999 graduate of Notre Dame, is a longtime writer for ESPN Insider, Football Outsiders and his personal graphical analysis website, BCFToys.com.  The Fighting Irish suffered a frustrating 28-21 loss to…

  4. Beyond the Box Score with Brian Fremeau: Turnovers

    Oct 7, 2013, 1:03 PM EDT

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    “Beyond The Box Score With Brian Fremeau” is a weekly series that takes you inside the stats with in-depth analysis through numbers and graphics. Fremeau, a 1999 graduate of Notre Dame, is a longtime writer for ESPN Insider, Football Outsiders and his personal graphical analysis website, BCFToys.com.  Following a 35-21 loss to Oklahoma, the Fighting Irish…

  5. Beyond the Box Score with Brian Fremeau: Available Yards

    Sep 23, 2013, 12:12 PM EDT

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    “Beyond The Box Score With Brian Fremeau” is a weekly series that takes you inside the stats with in-depth analysis through numbers and graphics. Fremeau, a 1999 graduate of Notre Dame, is a longtime writer for ESPN Insider, Football Outsiders and his personal graphical analysis website, BCFToys.com.  The Fighting Irish moved to 3-1 with a 17-13…

  6. Beyond the Box Score with Brian Fremeau: Scoring Bursts

    Sep 16, 2013, 10:23 AM EDT

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    “Beyond The Box Score With Brian Fremeau” is a weekly series that takes you inside the stats with in-depth analysis through numbers and graphics. Fremeau, a 1999 graduate of Notre Dame, is a longtime writer for ESPN Insider, Football Outsiders and his personal graphical analysis website, BCFToys.com.  Notre Dame defeated Purdue 31-24 on Saturday night, a…

  7. Beyond the Box Score With Brian Fremeau: Field Position

    Sep 13, 2013, 10:03 AM EDT

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    “Beyond The Box Score With Brian Fremeau” is a weekly series that takes you inside the stats with in-depth analysis through numbers and graphics. Fremeau, a 1999 graduate of Notre Dame, is a longtime writer for ESPN Insider, Football Outsiders and his personal graphical analysis website, BCFToys.com.  The 41-30 loss to Michigan on Saturday night was…

  8. Beyond The Box Score With Brian Fremeau: Temple

    Sep 2, 2013, 3:49 PM EDT

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    “Beyond The Box Score With Brian Fremeau” is a weekly series that takes you inside the stats with in-depth analysis through numbers and graphics. Fremeau, a 1999 graduate of Notre Dame, is a longtime writer for ESPN Insider, Football Outsiders and his personal graphical analysis website, BCFToys.com.  Notre Dame defeated Temple 28-6 on Saturday with…

  9. Drive Charting: Winning Where It Matters Most

    Nov 30, 2012, 8:51 AM EDT

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    The Irish wrapped up an undefeated regular season with a 22-13 victory over USC in Los Angeles. Notre Dame jumped out to a 10-point lead in the first quarter, consistently drove into Trojans territory throughout the game, and kicked five field goals including a career-long 52-yard boot from Kyle Brindza to end the first half.…

  10. Drive Charting: Irish Offense and Defense Rolling

    Nov 22, 2012, 10:20 AM EDT

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    Notre Dame is now 11-0 and ranked No. 1 in the latest BCS standings following a 38-0 victory over Wake Forest. It was the first shutout victory for the Irish in the Brian Kelly era, and the largest margin of victory in a shutout for Notre Dame since a 42-0 win over Rutgers in 2002.…

  11. Drive Charting: The Best Defense In The Nation

    Nov 14, 2012, 2:36 PM EDT

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    The Irish are 10-0 after defeating Boston College last Saturday, and both the offense and defense made solid contributions in the game. Notre Dame’s offense scored a touchdown on three of its first four possessions, but methodical drives by both teams kept the overall drive count in the game low. The defense kept the Eagles…

  12. Drive Charting: ND vs. Pittsburgh

    Nov 6, 2012, 8:50 AM EDT

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    The Irish won another thriller on Saturday, a 29-26 triple-overtime victory over Pittsburgh that featured late game heroics on both sides of the ball. After falling behind 20-6, the Irish outgained the Panthers 223 to 21 in yardage over the course of the fourth quarter and overtime. Everett Golson led two late touchdown drives highlighted…

  13. Drive Charting: ND vs. Oklahoma

    Oct 30, 2012, 9:20 AM EDT

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    Notre Dame played its best game of the season in a 30-13 victory over Oklahoma on Saturday night. For the seventh straight game, the Irish defense did not allow an explosive drive and Oklahoma’s only touchdown drive came on its shortest field position of the game. Notre Dame gave up only 15 total yards rushing…

  14. Drive Charting: ND vs. BYU

    Oct 22, 2012, 2:06 PM EDT

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    Notre Dame edged BYU 17-14 over the weekend to move to 7-0 on the year, and once again, the victory was led by a very stubborn defense. The Irish streak of not surrendering a touchdown came to an end, but both BYU touchdown drives came on their two shortest fields of the day. The Cougars…

  15. Drive Charting: ND vs. Stanford

    Oct 16, 2012, 11:29 AM EDT

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    The Fighting Irish improved to 6-0 with an overtime victory over Stanford in the rain on Saturday. The weather wasn’t the only obstacle to overcome. Notre Dame trailed for the first time all season when the Cardinal recovered an Everett Golson fumble in the end zone in the second quarter. The Irish faced a field…

  16. Drive Charting: ND vs. Miami

    Oct 8, 2012, 10:19 AM EDT

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    Notre Dame crushed Miami at Soldier Field in Chicago on Saturday night to move to 5-0 on the year. The defense was dominant again, holding the Hurricanes to only three points, recording a third straight game in which the Irish kept its opponent out of the end zone entirely. The Irish offense was even more…

  17. Drive Charting: First Four Games

    Oct 3, 2012, 6:33 AM EDT

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    The Irish are off to a 4-0 start and rank among the nation’s leaders in several statistical categories. Notre Dame ranks first in total touchdowns surrendered (3), third in points surrendered per game (9.0), fourth in turnover margin per game (+2.25), and the Irish are the only FBS team in the country that has yet…

  18. Drive Charting: ND vs. Michigan

    Sep 24, 2012, 12:13 PM EDT

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    The Notre Dame 13-6 victory over Michigan was punctuated by an incredible defensive effort that forced six Wolverines turnovers and kept them out of the end zone throughout the night. Michigan made five trips to the red zone on Saturday and came away with only two field goals on those five possessions. Last week, we…

  19. Drive Charting: ND vs. Michigan State

    Sep 17, 2012, 10:50 AM EDT

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    The Fighting Irish defense led the way in a 20-3 victory over Michigan State on Saturday night. The Spartans were held to only 237 total yards and only 50 yards on the ground. Notre Dame controlled field position throughout the game, forcing Michigan State to begin all but one drive from inside its own 30-yard…

  20. Drive Charting: ND vs. Purdue

    Sep 10, 2012, 1:23 PM EDT

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    The Irish notched a 20-17 victory over Purdue on a field goal kicked by Kyle Brindza in the closing seconds. The last-minute scoring drive led by quarterback Tommy Rees covered 55 yards in 12 plays. The starting field position on the ND 35-yard line was made possible on a George Atkinson 32-yard kickoff return. It…

  21. Drive Charting: ND vs. Navy

    Sep 3, 2012, 1:55 PM EDT

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    Notre Dame’s 50-10 victory over Navy in Dublin was highlighted by big plays, including George Atkinson‘s 56-yard touchdown run in the first quarter and Stephon Tuitt‘s 77-yard fumble return for a touchdown just before halftime. But the Irish were just as dominant on non-explosive possessions. Methodical Drives are defined as offensive possessions that last at…

  22. Drive Charting: An Introduction

    Aug 27, 2012, 1:05 PM EDT

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    Welcome to a new weekly feature here on the Notre Dame Football blog, Drive Charting, a visual illustration of numbers inside and outside the box score that you need to know. The final scoreboard is the ultimate data point in any given game, but hundreds of other measures help shape the outcome. Each week, I’ll…

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