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Notre Dame v. Stanford ’15: Shamrock Stickers

Josh Adams - Notre Dame RB vs. Stanford

Notre Dame saw its playoff hopes dashed in California as Stanford defeated the Irish 38-36.  The Irish were beaten on a field goal as time expired giving them their second loss of the season by a combined total of four points.  The difference in the game was Notre Dame’s inefficiency in the red-zone, settling for three field goals and only one touchdown in four trips inside the Cardinal 20 yard line.  The Irish defense also couldn’t come up with key stops, letting Stanford drive down the field with 30 seconds to play to win the game as well as giving ...

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Notre Dame – Stanford ’15 Highlights


Notre Dame and Stanford played one of the most entertaining games of the 2015 college football season last night – yet another game for the ages between the two programs.  Unfortunately for the Irish, they came up on the wrong side of this year’s thriller with Stanford kicking the game winning field goal as time expired after the Irish took the lead with just 0:30 left in the game. We’ll have plenty on Notre Dame’s second two-point loss of the season, but as always, until then, here are the highlights from WatchND.    

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Notre Dame – Stanford ’15 Gameday FAQ

Notre Dame Gameday

We have noticed an awful lot of people coming into UHND on a weekly basis from Google using terms like “what time is the Notre Dame game today?” and “what channel is the Notre Dame game on today” so we decided to do a weekly post on gameday with the answers to those common gameday questions. Who does Notre Dame play today? Notre Dame is playing long time rival Stanford this evening.  The Irish beat the Cardinal last year in thrilling fashion with a last second touchdown pass from Everett Golson to Ben Koyack on 4th and goal in a ...

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#6 Notre Dame @ #9 Stanford ’15: Key Matchups

Jaylon Smith - Notre Dame LB

Notre Dame will travel to Stanford for the regular season finale that will be the biggest game of the 2015 campaign.  The Irish likely need a statement win as well as possibly some help to secure a playoff spot as many one loss teams battle for position.  Notre Dame will need to turn around a bad streak of losses in crucial road games while missing several key players.  The Irish will also need to contain one of the premier players in the country when the visit Palo Alto.  The following are the key matchups the Irish must control to emerge ...

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Black Friday Savings on Notre Dame Holiday Gifts!


Instead of braving the stores this morning and fighting for the few deals available, sit back and stock up on gifts for all of the Notre Dame fans in your life with our affiliate partner Fanatics.  We’ve worked exclusively with Fanatics for nearly 10 years because of their selection, great shipping, and great prices! Today Fanatics is offering 25% off all orders (with some exclusions).  We will be mining through the literally thousands of Notre Dame products Fanatics offers over the next few weeks and serving up the perfect Notre Dame gift ideas for you, but for now stock up ...

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Stars Must Align for Notre Dame Against Stanford

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Wherever Notre Dame ended up in the latest college football playoff rankings, winning at Stanford to close out the 2015 regular season was always a must. The Irish have already dropped a game to #1 Clemson and their hold on the #4 playoff spot was always tenuous with two weaker opponents on the schedule, Wake Forest and Boston College, two three win teams. With the Big 12 teams finally getting around to playing anyone who was good–at least on paper–it was extremely predictable that one of those teams would make a jump up the rankings. Couple that with Notre Dame’s ...

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Chris Brown, Notre Dame’s Under-Appreciated Leader

Chris Brown - Notre Dame WR

He’s not one of the four captains for the 2015 Fighting Irish.  He doesn’t lead Notre Dame in any statistical category.  He might not be drafted in May despite running out of eligibility.  But Notre Dame almost certainly would not be in a position to even have a chance at the playoffs if it wasn’t for the on field and sideline efforts of wide receiver Chris Brown. On the field, Chris Brown has quietly developed into a reliable weapon in the Notre Dame offense.  He’s racked up career highs in receptions (43), yards (555), and touchdowns (3) in his final season ...

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Notre Dame, Down Not Out of Playoff Race

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While last night’s release of the most recent playoff rankings did indeed deal a crushing blow to Notre Dame’s playoff hopes, the Irish are not out of the playoff race by any means although at this point they do almost certainly need help in addition to a victory on the Farm this weekend. First off, Notre Dame has to take care of business this weekend as an underdog on the road against Stanford – a venue in which the Irish have not won since that disastrous 2007 campaign.  If the Irish don’t take down the Cardinal, then all of this ...

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Latest Rankings Deliver Crushing Blow to Notre Dame

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Notre Dame has not been overly impressive the last two weeks and the sloppy play has finally caught up to the Irish in the rankings even if it hasn’t on the scoreboard. Coming off their unimpressive 19-16 win over Boston College, Notre Dame fell all the way to #6 in the latest College Football Playoff Rankings and now find themselves in need of major help heading into their season finale against Stanford. Notre Dame was ranked 4th in the last two College Football Playoff Rankings while Oklahoma checked in at #7, but on the heels of a 5 turnover performance ...

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Tonight’s Playoff Rankings Critical for Notre Dame

Notre Dame CFP Rankings Week 13

Many have argued that the only College Football Playoff Rankings that really matter are the final ones that will be announced on December 6 because they are the rankings that determine the playoff teams.  While this is true in a sense, tonight’s playoff rankings are of utmost importance to Notre Dame heading into the final week of the regular season. Notre Dame clung on to the 4th spot in the rankings last week despite Oklahoma beating Baylor on the road and Oklahoma State taking down TCU all while staying ahead of Iowa who remained unbeaten.  This week, however, the Irish ...

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Boston College v. Notre Dame ’15: Shamrock Stickers

Chris Brown - Notre Dame WR vs. Boston College

It wasn’t pretty but the Irish survived and kept their playoff hopes alive with a 19-16 victory versus Boston College in the Shamrock Series game at Fenway Park.  The Irish were plagued by turnovers that kept the Eagles in the game despite the vast gap in talent.  The Notre Dame defense was able to do enough to lift the offense up and limit the points off turnovers.  The following players led the Irish to victory versus Boston College: Chris Brown With Boston College making Will Fuller a priority on defense other receivers needed to step up for DeShone Kizer, which ...

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Duranko’s Digest: What Did We See in Fenway?

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Notre Dame’s beat Boston College 19-16 to move to 10-1, before heading to Palo Alto for the titanic season finale against Stanford. The green-clad Irish offense punched holes in the vaunted and top-ranked Boston college offense for 447_yards, but wasted multiple red zone opportunities, squandering a sure thing as if they were Bill Buckner in ’86. Turnovers and Drops Deshone Kizer and Will Fuller decided to have their season’s worst performance on the same evening. Kizer threw three horrific, undisciplined interceptions, two of them on knuckle-headed decisions in the shadow of BC’s goal post. Perhaps some day, unless Brandon Wimbush ...

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Notre Dame Earns Pyrrhic Victory at Fenway

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Notre Dame quarterback DeShone Kizer dropped back in the pocket, planted his foot and unleashed a beautiful 40-yard pass to star wide receiver Will Fuller, who had blown past his coverage and was streaking free down the sideline. Leading 19-9 late in the game, Notre Dame was primed to put the finishing touches on the Boston College Eagles and capture some much needed style points in the process. Instead, in a turn of events that has mirrored Notre Dame’s season all too well, Fuller lost focus and let the ball get into his body – a reoccurring mistake wide receivers ...

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Death, Taxes, and Notre Dame Football Injuries in 2015

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People say the only thing you can count on are death and taxes.  Well in 2015, Notre Dame football fans can add injuries to their Fighting Irish to that list after Notre Dame suffered two more injuries to key starters in last night’s win over Boston College.  Starting running back CJ Prosise and cornerback Keivarae Russell both left the win over the Eagles and appeared unlikely to play this coming weekend in the showdown with Stanford. CJ Prosise, freshly off the injured list from his concussion and shoulder injury suffered two weeks ago against Pitt, was helped off the field in ...

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Notre Dame Moves to 4th in Coaches Poll

Notre Dame Football Ranked 4th in Coaches Poll

Notre Dame may have spent the better part of Saturday night in Fenway Park shooting themselves in the feet, but they did do one very important thing that some other title contenders forgot to do this weekend – they won.  Even with their narrow victory over Boston College, the Irish have moved up to 4th in the Coaches Poll – their highest ranking since the final poll of the 2012 season – with one game remaining. Notre Dame moved up one spot in the Coaches Poll this week and still remains ranked ahead of Oklahoma who comes in at #5 ...

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