Irish rest their brains, prep for Navy

Getting the ball to Michael Floyd is one of the most effective

options for Notre Dame. No secret there. Throw it in his direction

and good things often happen in coach Brian Kelly’s spread

offense.

Even when he isn’t healthy.

Floyd overcame a sore hamstring Saturday to make three TD

catches in a 44-20 victory over Western Michigan that gave the

Irish a three-game winning streak heading into their game against

Navy.

Floyd caught nine balls for 157 yards – the 11th time in his

career he has surpassed 100 yards. He has six TD catches this

season and 22 for his career, tying him for third place on Notre

Dame’s all-time list.