And additionally – no interceptions. Eight different Irish players caught a pass against Air Force, matching the team’s season high. Five different players also caught a TD pass.
The Irish also did not lose any fumbles on the day and improved to 13-0 under Kelly when they have no turnovers. It was the second turnover-free game by Notre Dame this season.
On the injury front, Kelly said defensive end Louis Nix is questionable for next week’s game against Navy, with a sore knee and tendinitis.
Notre Dame’s 45 points against the Falcons are its most since scoring 50 against Navy to open the 2012 season in Dublin. … Rees garnered his 20th win as a Notre Dame starter, moving him into a tie for ninth all-time with Johnny Lujack and Joe Theismann … Notre Dame improved to 24-6 all-time against Air Force and 13-2 at Falcon Stadium. The Irish have won 13 of the last 15 meetings and the last seven in a row at Falcon Stadium. … The Irish improved to 135-26-5 all-time against service academies. … TJ Jones recorded a catch in his 35th consecutive game for the Irish. Including the Air Force game, Jones has had multiple catches in 31 of those 35 contests.