No. 12 Notre Dame and No. 18 Wisconsin will square off in a top 20 matchup Saturday in Chicago, and while it’s a crucial game for both teams, it also could be a record-setting one for Irish coach Brian Kelly.
With Notre Dame’s 27-13 win this weekend over Purdue, Kelly won his 105th game at the school, tying the legendary Knute Rockne for the most in program history.
Kelly will be going for his record 106th on Saturday at Soldier Field, and he insisted after Saturday’s game that achieving such a record is more than a team effort.
“It requires consistency to get to these marks,” said Kelly, who turns 60 next month. “We have it with our leadership, we have it with our athletic director and we’ve had it in the coaching because we have alignment. That’s helped a lot in being consistent and winning football games.”