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Tulane 21 at Temple 29
#21 Navy 20 at #16 Notre Dame 52
#18 Memphis 45 at Houston 27
#17 Cincinnati 20 at USF 17

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We are the only game without at least one ranked team in it, and that is with SMU sitting idle.

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My initial inclination to take the money I would normally bet on Tulane and bet it on Navy as a very active road dog.


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My initial inclination to take the money I would normally bet on Tulane and bet it on Navy as a very active road dog.

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Biggest game of the year for Navy

Navy has just one loss this year and has gotten some love from the selection committee, coming in at No. 23 ahead of college football Week 12. Now the Midshipmen are traveling to South Bend for a road game against No. 16 Notre Dame. Not surprisingly, the Fighting Irish are heavily favored to win at home (-9.5).
It might be a safe bet to take Navy and the points, however. The Midshipmen feature relentless, physical fronts on both sides of the ball and will do everything they can to keep Ian Book off the field with a run-heavy offense that averages more than 357 rushing yards per game. Navy quarterback Malcolm Perry is a phenomenal playmaker, and he has nerves of steel.
When Book is on the field, he'd better have his head on a swivel. Navy averages three sacks per game and is led by junior Jake Springer, who has seven sacks and three forced fumbles.


Top 10 storylines for college football Week 12


Also at link: "Must Win for Memphis"

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Navy will end one Notre Dame streak. Notre Dame's home sellout streak is expected to end this week.

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Navy will end one Notre Dame streak. Notre Dame's home sellout streak is expected to end this week.

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Despite a traditional matchup between ranked teams in No. 16 Notre Dame and No. 21 Navy, this will be the end of a 273-game sellout streak that stretched back four and a half decades. The last non-sellout at home for the Fighting Irish was on Thanksgiving Day 1973 against Air Force.

Since 1964, that remains the only non-sellout at Notre Dame Stadium in 322 games. Nebraska’s run of 373 home sellouts remains the top active streak.
So next time your favorite green glasses person (whomever that might be) tries to start a straw man argument that Tulane fans are the worst because we should be selling out games, and that "there's no excuse to not have a packed house" and such, this is basically proof that "the times, they are a changin'". It's not like this game is even between a bad Notre Dame team and a cupcake nobody. Both teams are ranked and it's a military academy to boot (which usually draws a slightly better crowd all other things being equal, because patriotism).


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Lot easier to fill 22,000 seats than over 80,000. The program needs to do its part but it's an apples to oranges comparison when talking about filling these particular stadiums.

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Lot easier to fill 22,000 seats than over 80,000. The program needs to do its part but it's an apples to oranges comparison when talking about filling these particular stadiums.

Sure it is but the point is the change in societal priorities. Notre Dame has had one non-sellout since I've been alive. They're about to have another and it's in a big game against a ranked opponent. People just don't go to games as much anymore.


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wavedom wrote:
Lot easier to fill 22,000 seats than over 80,000. The program needs to do its part but it's an apples to oranges comparison when talking about filling these particular stadiums.


Except Notre Dame is by its alumni and has a close to unparalleled tradition. Details right?

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PeteRasche wrote:
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Navy will end one Notre Dame streak. Notre Dame's home sellout streak is expected to end this week.

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Despite a traditional matchup between ranked teams in No. 16 Notre Dame and No. 21 Navy, this will be the end of a 273-game sellout streak that stretched back four and a half decades. The last non-sellout at home for the Fighting Irish was on Thanksgiving Day 1973 against Air Force.

Since 1964, that remains the only non-sellout at Notre Dame Stadium in 322 games. Nebraska’s run of 373 home sellouts remains the top active streak.
So next time your favorite green glasses person (whomever that might be) tries to start a straw man argument that Tulane fans are the worst because we should be selling out games, and that "there's no excuse to not have a packed house" and such, this is basically proof that "the times, they are a changin'". It's not like this game is even between a bad Notre Dame team and a cupcake nobody. Both teams are ranked and it's a military academy to boot (which usually draws a slightly better crowd all other things being equal, because patriotism).


I blame the service academies.

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Their final home game isn’t going to sell out either

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I thought for sure one of you folks was going to gaslight this forum by mentioning ND won't sell out because northern fans can't handle cold weather football games...…… :green wink:


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PeteRasche wrote:
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Lot easier to fill 22,000 seats than over 80,000. The program needs to do its part but it's an apples to oranges comparison when talking about filling these particular stadiums.

Sure it is but the point is the change in societal priorities. Notre Dame has had one non-sellout since I've been alive. They're about to have another and it's in a big game against a ranked opponent. People just don't go to games as much anymore.


I never said there hasn't been a change but this isn't great evidence of it. Notre Dame has got around other games not selling out during this streak by dumping tickets at the last minute in different ways. Most importantly is that while it won't be a sellout there will still be over 70,000 people there. So it's really not big news at all unless someone just wants to insist it is.

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windywave wrote:
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Lot easier to fill 22,000 seats than over 80,000. The program needs to do its part but it's an apples to oranges comparison when talking about filling these particular stadiums.


Except Notre Dame is by its alumni and has a close to unparalleled tradition. Details right?

South Bend is pretty small. Detail. Tulane has a lot more than 22,000 alums who live closer than most ND alums. Detail. College teams fan bases are aren't limited to alums. Even when Tulane drew well most of the fans there weren't alums. This is a great sports town. Tulane is lucky to be in it. Details.

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wavedom wrote:
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wavedom wrote:
Lot easier to fill 22,000 seats than over 80,000. The program needs to do its part but it's an apples to oranges comparison when talking about filling these particular stadiums.


Except Notre Dame is by its alumni and has a close to unparalleled tradition. Details right?

South Bend is pretty small. Detail. Tulane has a lot more than 22,000 alums who live closer than most ND alums. Detail. College teams fan bases are aren't limited to alums. Even when Tulane drew well most of the fans there weren't alums. This is a great sports town. Tulane is lucky to be in it. Details.


South Bend is an hour from Chicago. Guess where the highest concentration of Domers live. Chicago metropolitan area is much bigger than NOLA. Notre Dame is a destination game for away fans. The teams they play travel well and have football tradition. If we the multi-generational tradition the Irish do and couldn't sell out maybe a place to moan. But we don't my leprechaun friend.

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windywave wrote:
wavedom wrote:
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wavedom wrote:
Lot easier to fill 22,000 seats than over 80,000. The program needs to do its part but it's an apples to oranges comparison when talking about filling these particular stadiums.


Except Notre Dame is by its alumni and has a close to unparalleled tradition. Details right?

South Bend is pretty small. Detail. Tulane has a lot more than 22,000 alums who live closer than most ND alums. Detail. College teams fan bases are aren't limited to alums. Even when Tulane drew well most of the fans there weren't alums. This is a great sports town. Tulane is lucky to be in it. Details.


South Bend is an hour from Chicago. Guess where the highest concentration of Domers live. Chicago metropolitan area is much bigger than NOLA. Notre Dame is a destination game for away fans. The teams they play travel well and have football tradition. If we the multi-generational tradition the Irish do and couldn't sell out maybe a place to moan. But we don't my leprechaun friend.


I know the distance. I know the Chicago metro area is larger. Sorry but Bowling Green doesn't have football tradition and doesn't travel well. When all is said and done all my points still hold.

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wavedom wrote:
windywave wrote:
wavedom wrote:
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wavedom wrote:
Lot easier to fill 22,000 seats than over 80,000. The program needs to do its part but it's an apples to oranges comparison when talking about filling these particular stadiums.


Except Notre Dame is by its alumni and has a close to unparalleled tradition. Details right?

South Bend is pretty small. Detail. Tulane has a lot more than 22,000 alums who live closer than most ND alums. Detail. College teams fan bases are aren't limited to alums. Even when Tulane drew well most of the fans there weren't alums. This is a great sports town. Tulane is lucky to be in it. Details.


South Bend is an hour from Chicago. Guess where the highest concentration of Domers live. Chicago metropolitan area is much bigger than NOLA. Notre Dame is a destination game for away fans. The teams they play travel well and have football tradition. If we the multi-generational tradition the Irish do and couldn't sell out maybe a place to moan. But we don't my leprechaun friend.


I know the distance. I know the Chicago metro area is larger. Sorry but Bowling Green doesn't have football tradition and doesn't travel well. When all is said and done all my points still hold.


What does bowling green have to do with anything trombone shorty?

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If only you had reading comprehension.

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Between the claw marks above, everyone agrees that ND has a number of fans who travel to its home games. With three home games in November, it's more than the cold stopping a sellout. It's Thanksgiving. It's the biggest travel time of the year. Some folks just don't have the capacity to make four trips in one month.

Seeing Mom is still more important to a few of us than touring Knute Rockne's grave.

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If only you had reading comprehension.


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If only windy had pants.

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If only windy had pants.


Sorry my pint sized friend, I'm wearing pants.

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