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12 Buckeyes Force 14 Punts, Allow 71 Yards to Zips", "Wells Plows Through Washington as Ohio St. Cruises", "Buckeyes' Offense Explodes in Big Ten Opener vs. Northwestern", "Wells, No. 2007 Penn State Football Roster: No. , In a battle between the two Catholic schools, the unbeaten Boston College Eagles and Heisman-hopeful Matt Ryan faced off against the struggling Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Plus, explore all of your favorite teams' player rosters on FOXSports.com today! Player: Pos. Notre Dame came into the game with 43 consecutive wins against Navy since the last loss in 1963.  Safety Tom Zbikowski ran the final 30 yards after a lateral from Darrin Walls. The 2006 Buckeyes squad finished the season as Big Ten Conference champions and ranked #2 in the final AP and Coaches' polls. , While deciding who would be the starting quarterback two weeks before the opener, Weis, wanting to keep the Yellow Jackets guessing, would only tell the media that the quarterback and his backup knew their roles. The Cardinal missed 4 field goals and turned the ball over twice. Down 23–0 at halftime, the Irish came out in the second half and drove to a 37-yard touchdown drive with Clausen's pass to John Carlson. 2007 Penn State Nittany Lions Schedule & Results | The Football Database.  Notre Dame head coach Charlie Weis announced during that summer that his team would wear throwback green jerseys for the matchup, signifying the 30-year anniversary of the Irish beating the Trojans in their green jerseys in 1977, when Weis was a senior at Notre Dame. The Nittany Lions cough up 526 yards to Justin Fields and Ohio State.
Watch our How-To Videos to Become a Stathead, Subscribe to Stathead and get access to more data than you can imagine. The Irish had much trouble in their kicking game with only one extra point made on three attempts and a blocked field goal.
 Three players that were not drafted quickly signed with NFL teams as free agents following the NFL Draft: linebacker Joe Brockington signed with the Buffalo Bills, long snapper J.J. Jansen signed with the Green Bay Packers, while running back Travis Thomas joined former teammate and co-captain Brady Quinn in Cleveland. Clausen left the game afterwards with an undisclosed injury.
 The win would be the Irish's only home win of the season, avoiding what would have been its first winless season at home in 74 years. The Irish ended the game with no rushing yards, and had only 144 total yards.  He was one of six true freshmen named to the defensive unit on the FWAA Freshman All-America Team and was one of 13 of the 28 freshman All-America selections who was a true freshman this season. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. Do you have a sports website? The official athletics website for the University of Pennsylvania Quakers The 2007 Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team represented the University of Notre Dame in the 2007 NCAA Division I FBS football season. Here's what people are talking about following Penn State's loss to Ohio State on Saturday. at Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, Indiana, Ohio State sets record with 20th straight Big Ten win.. Freshman standout Ian Williams was named to the 2007 AON Insurance Freshman All-America Team, the Football Writers Association of America announced during their annual banquet. , Michigan won 38–0, tying their largest-ever win over Notre Dame set during the 2003 season.
The team was coached by Charlie Weis and played its home games at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.
Notre Dame almost added another score on what would have been a spectacular finish to the half.