- Did Golden Tate and Michael Floyd both just drop passes which hit them squarely in the hands? I don’t remember either doing that at all at any point this season, let alone on back to back plays. Very disappointing start to the second half there. A scoure would have made this a three score game and forced Stanford to pass the ball. Now Stanford can still work the run.
- Note a good start for the Irish offense to start the second half. Two drives have resulted in 0 first downs. Notre Dame’s second drive stalled after a rather questionable holding call on Eric Olsen wiped out an Armando Allen first down run.
- Kyle McCarthy is having the best game of his career. He already has over 10 tackles and an interception and we’re only half way through the third quarter.
- Apparently Notre Dame isn’t the only team with kicking problems. Stanford missed a 42 yard field goal that wasn’t very close. Time for some points for the offense.
- Not sure what the hell Clausen did to get a false start penalty, but here are some pearls of wisdom from Tom Hammond. “Nothing obvious, maybe something in his cadence.” Um Tom, how would anything in his cadence draw a flag? Isn’t the point of the cadence to get the defense to jump offsides at times?
- Floyd continues to impress. He and Tate are going to give us a pair of outstanding wide receivers for the next few years. Rudolph does as well. He is having his best statistical game of his young career today as well.
- Notre Dame defense is starting to pick up the pace. Stanford is down by three scores and is forced to pass and the defense is getting pressure. Kuntz and Brian Smith just picked up the second and third sacks of the game for the Irish. Notre Dame had just one sack on the season before today.
- Wow. Weis is pulling out all of the stops right now. A fake punt up 21 points while likely get some chatter on the Stanford boards and blogs.
- After three quarters, Clausen already has a career high 317 yards passing and has tied his career high with 3 touchdowns. It would be very nice to see him add to those totals on the current drive which will resume at the beginning of the fourth quarter.
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