Notre Dame vs. Stanford - Postgame Notes
With the 17-14 victory over Stanford, Notre Dame improves its overall record against the Cardinal to 19-10 (.655), including an 12-3 mark at home.
The 12-3 (.800) mark for Notre Dame against Stanford at home is the third highest win percentage for the Irish against any opponent, behind Navy and North Carolina.
The victory improves Notre Dame's overall record to 879-305-42 (.734), which is the highest win percentage in college football history.
The Irish are now 5-0 for the second time in three years and the 39th time in program history.
The Irish have yet to allow any points in the third quarter through five games this year.
Brian Kelly now owns an 8-7 (.533) record against ranked teams during his tenure at Notre Dame. He is only one of nine FBS coaches with a winning record against ranked opponents at his current job.
Notre Dame is now 11-6 under Kelly in games decided by four points or less.
This is the fourth straight Notre Dame-Stanford game where both teams entered the contest ranked. All four games have been won by the home team.
Notre Dame had five plays of at least 20 yards today. Stanford entered the game yielding just four 20-yard plays all season.
Entering the game, Stanford's opponent high for passing yards in a game was 135 yards and the opponent high for total yards in a game was 291 yards. Notre Dame collected 241 yards passing in the game and 370 yards total in the contest.
Notre Dame's defense held Stanford to less than 300 yards in the contest. The Irish have held their opponents to 300 yards or less in 19 of their last 37 games. They have won 15 straight such contests.
The 17-14 Notre Dame victory marked the lowest winning score by the Irish since last season's 14-10 victory over USC.
Stanford scored first today, snapping a string of nine consecutive games in which the Irish had scored first.
Everett Golson now owns a 15-1 (.9375) record as the starting quarterback of Notre Dame. His win percentage is the highest in the history of the program.
Everett Golson's second quarter touchdown pass was his 12th of the year. He threw 12 TD passes in all of the 2012 season.
Golson's 33-yard second quarter rush marked his career long.
Drue Tranquill became the first Irish player to block a punt since Robert Blanton against Utah in 2010.
Chris Brown made his first touchdown reception of the season, and the second of his career, in the second quarter.
CJ Prosise made his first career carry, a 26-yard gain early in the second quarter.
Cole Luke became the first Notre Dame player with two interceptions in a game since Manti Te'o against Michigan in 2012.
Luke recorded his first career sack, forced fumble and interception, all coming on consecutive plays late in the first quarter.
Andrew Trumbetti recorded his first career sack midway through the third quarter.
Captain Austin Collinsworth made his season debut after missing the first four games with a knee injury. He made a tackle on his first play of the season.
Kyle Brindza's 45-yard field goal at 7:32 of the fourth quarter marked the 51st of his career, tying John Carney (1984-86) for the school record.
Jaylon Smith collected a career high in tackles in the contest with 14. His previous career high was 11 against Pittsburgh last season.
Oct. 4, 2014