TJ Jones made a reaching 7-yard touchdown catch in overtime and No. 7 Notre Dame stopped Stanford inches from the goal line to beat the 17th-ranked Cardinal 20-13 Saturday.
“The theme all week has been, we’re going to be in for a physical, hard-nosed, four quarters, of just one of those good old-fashioned backyard brawls. It’s going to be that kind of game,” ND Coach Brian Kelly said.
While 17th-ranked Stanford has beaten No. 7 Notre Dame the last three seasons, Saturday’s matchup appears to be a more difficult trip to South Bend with the Fighting Irish 5-0 for the first time since 2002.
The No. 17 Stanford Cardinal travel to South Bend, Ind. to take on the No. 7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday. Stanford will attempt to knock the Irish off the high they are riding.
Stanford has announced it is extending its annual football series with Notre Dame through the 2019 season.