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Notre Dame Hangs On For 38-34 Win Over Navy

Keenan Reynolds of the Navy Midshipmen runs past Jaylon Smith  and Kendall Moore of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to score a touchdown at Notre Dame. (Credit:  Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Keenan Reynolds of the Navy Midshipmen runs past Jaylon Smith and Kendall Moore of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to score a touchdown at Notre Dame. (Credit: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Tarean Folston scored on a 1-yard plunge with 3:47 left and Notre Dame survived a back-and-forth game with Navy, holding on to beat the Midshipmen 38-34 Saturday.

Navy had a chance to score late in the fourth quarter, but a bad pitch by Keenan Reynolds led to a 10-yard loss. Then on fourth-and-4 from the Notre Dame 31, Notre Dame linebacker Jaylon Smith stopped an end-around by Shawn Lynch for no gain as the Irish avoided losing to Navy for the third time in the past five seasons.

Tommy Rees threw touchdown passes to TJ Jones and Ben Koyack, George Atkinson III scored on a 41-yard run and Cam McDaniel added a TD.

Reynolds rushed for three touchdowns for Navy (4-4) and passed for another.

Notre Dame (7-2) clinched its fourth consecutive winning season, the first time that’s happened since 1995-98.

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