ABC57 Kickoff crew recaps Notre Dame's dominate win over Navy
DUBLIN - The Notre Dame Football team kicked off the season with a 42-3 victory over Navy Saturday at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland.
The Fighting Irish dominated the Midshipman.
Quarterback Sam Hartman made his debut leading the Irish with 251 yards and four touchdown passes.
He completed 82% of his passes and was 19 of 23, 11th on the Notre Dame single-game record list.
“He told me today, this was I think the 48th or 47th game he's [Sam Hartman] playing in right now he's started 42 games, this moment isn't too big and it's about him going out there and just execute and what I really, really thought he did a great job was putting our offense in a really good position to execute to play,” said Notre Dame Football Head Coach Marcus Freeman.
“I think we just we had a great plan, and we went out and executed it. Not really, to any of my abilities, it was more guys around us like Jaden Greathouse here, who's a freshman out there making big plays just know moments too big kind of deal,” added Quarterback Sam Hartman, who was named Aer Lingus Classic MVP.
Freshman Wide Receiver Jaden Greathouse scored two touchdowns in Notre Dame's first five possessions.
“It was amazing, you know, like, dreamed of this ever since I was young and, you know, the opportunity is finally here and, you know, I'm glad that, I was able to make the most of it,” said Wide Receiver, Jaden Greathouse.
Hartman also had the addition of the run game being efficient and the defense only allowing three points.
The Irish had 191 total rushing yards with Audric Estime leading the way with 95 yards, 16 carries, along with a touchdown.
This marks the Irish’s sixth straight win over Navy.
Notre Dame will take on Tennesse State in their first home game on Saturday, Sept. 2 at 3:30 p.m. EST.