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10-2, 1st in Pac 12 - North

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Video: Stanford WR Devon Cajuste called his 27-yard catch that set up Stanford's winning field goal over Notre Dame the best moment of his career. "There was never a doubt in my mind [that the ball was coming to me]," he said. Cajuste credited Kevin Hogan for throwing the ball before he even made his break. It was waiting for him at just the right time -- a perfect pass.


David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Video: Stanford kicker Conrad Ukropina said he likes getting iced after his 45-yard field goal beat Notre Dame 38-36. He also added that he predicted victory on the sideline even after Notre Dame's go-ahead score with 30 seconds left.

McCaffrey on win over Notre Dame, historic season (1:47)

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

"Losing's hard," Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said. "We just came up a little short... It's never about the last 30 seconds.... We're two plays away from being undefeated and being the No. 1 team in the country." Kelly lamented Notre Dame's red zone inefficiency. The Irish scored only one touchdown in five tries.

GW FG keeps Cardinal's slim playoff hopes alive (0:59)
Late Stanford field goal sinks Notre Dame (2:24)
Stanford's 45-yard FG upsets Notre Dame (0:12)
Kizer scores go-ahead TD in final minute (0:17)

Stanford's McCaffrey is Mr. 3,000

Christian McCaffrey joined Barry Sanders (1988) and Antonio Andrews (2012) as the only players in FBS history with 3,000 all-purpose yards in a single season.


Irish freshman takes off on 62-yard TD run

Notre Dame RB Josh Adams finds the open lane and rushes 62 yards for a third-quarter TD vs. Stanford. The Fighting Irish trail 35-29 early in the fourth quarter.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Stanford-Notre Dame is set for another classic finish. This rivalry has seen plenty of those over the past 6 years. The Cardinal lead 35-29 behind Kevin Hogan's 266.8 QB rating, while the Irish have countered by averaging 11.3 yards per play. The first one to blink here will lose.

Irish freshman takes off on 62-yard TD run (0:20)

Back and forth they go in Stanford

Josh Adams made it five lead changes in the past 12 minutes when he broke off a 62-yard TD rush to put Notre Dame back on top 29-28. The Fighting Irish's three touchdowns have all come on plays longer than 60 yards. Follow live

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Stanford leads Notre Dame 28-23, and red zone execution has been the difference. The Cardinal have scored touchdowns on all 4 of their trips to the red zone, while the Irish are 0-for-3. Despite allowing 10.4 yards per play -- the worst mark of the Harbaugh-Shaw era -- the Stanford defense has only allowed one touchdown in its past 8 red zone stands.


David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott thinks that "if Stanford is a 2-loss conference champion, they'll be given very strong consideration [for the College Football Playoff]."

Kizer throws deep, 73-yard TD pass (0:16)

Chantel Jennings ESPN Staff Writer 

Stanford's defense had given up 44 plays of 20-plus yards coming into this game (four per game). Notre Dame's offense has tallied four in the first half alone. And those four play make up 59 percent of the Irish's total yardage. Stanford's defense needs to stop giving up big plays like that in the second half if it wants to give its offense a chance to keep up.

David Lombardi ESPN Staff Writer 

The chess match officially started at the end of a back-and-forth first half. Stanford took a 21-20 lead into the locker room by turning to Kevin Hogan and their playmakers in space after Notre Dame stacked the box against Christian McCaffrey. Hogan is 12-for-15 for 180 yards, 3 touchdowns, and a 246.8 rating at half. His counterpart DeShone Kizer is also faring well, checking in with a gaudy 239.6 rating at half. Look for Stanford to focus on ball control in the second half to keep the explosive Irish offense  averaging 12.1 yards per play  off the field. Notre Dames one turnover is the difference in this one so far, and this feels like the type of game thatll be decided by just a mistake or two. Theres also some scoreboard watching happening in the press box, as a potential College Football Playoff berth is on the line.

Team Stats

Passing Yards210.779th
Rushing Yards228.316th
Points For36.0Tied-22nd
Points Against22.037th

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