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Irish Insider Predictions

| Thursday, September 23, 2010

Douglas Farmer, Sports Editor

Notre Dame has played well enough at points this season to beat Stanford, no matter what Stanford’s ranking or average points per game is.

Notre Dame has also played poorly enough at points this season to be blown out by Stanford.

We will probably see both versions of the Irish Saturday, but it is how much of the latter version we see that will determine Notre Dame’s fate against the Cardinal. With Jamoris Slaughter back and Michael Floyd wisened up, the Irish will play enough good football this weekend.

Notre Dame 34, Stanford 27


Matt Gamber, Sports Writer

I’m not sure when “Notre Dame needs to learn how to win” became the default diagnosis for the program’s recent end-of-game woes, but true or not, I’m tired of hearing it. These guys have worked too hard and come too close to be held back by “not knowing how to win,”