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Football

Game Notes: Notre Dame defense stonewalls Stanford

| Sunday, October 5, 2014

Notre Dame limited Stanford to 205 yards of total offense — the Cardinal’s lowest output since 2006. Stanford’s 47 rushing yards were its fewest since 2007.

The Irish have won their first five games while holding each of their opponents to 17 points or fewer for the second time since the 1973 national championship season.

Cole Luke and Joe SchmidtKevin Song / The Observer

Cole Luke and Joe Schmidt

Making history

Irish freshman safety Drue Tranquill partially blocked a Stanford punt in the third quarter. Notre Dame had not blocked a punt since former Irish defensive back Robert Blanton got his hands on a punt against Utah in 2010.

Irish sophomore cornerback Cole Luke notched his first two career interceptions when he picked off Stanford quarterback Kevin Hogan in the first and third quarter, respectively. Former Irish linebacker Manti Te’o (against Michigan in 2012) was the last Notre Dame player to grab two interceptions.

 

Golson racks up scores

Irish senior quarterback Everett Golson’s two touchdown tosses give him 13 for the season. In 2012, Golson tallied 12 touchdown throws the entire season.

 

Brindza ties Carney

With his fourth-quarter field goal, Irish senior kicker Kyle Brindza tied former Irish kicker John Carney (1984-86) for the school record with 51 career made field goals.

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About Mike Monaco

Senior Sports Writer Mike Monaco is a senior majoring in Film, Television and Theatre with a minor in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy as well as Business Economics. The O’Neill Hall native hails from the Boston area and is an aspiring play-by-play broadcaster.

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