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Game Thread | (16) Notre Dame at Stanford

November 30, 2019
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(16) Notre Dame at Stanford  

Stanford Stadium |4:00 p.m. ET | FOX

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Can They Do It?

Notre Dame has been on a roll in the month of November, but can the Irish pass the final test on Saturday in Palo Alto? The Cardinal is a shell of the program they were (for at least this year), so on paper, Notre Dame should be able to cruise to a victory. 

However, it’s never that easy. Brian Kelly has yet to win at Stanford and Senior Day is always tricky, especially when the seniors don’t have a bowl game to look forward to next month. 

Stanford’s receivers could give Notre Dame some challenges, but the Irish secondary has seen better and better quarterbacks. 

The weather will likely have an impact, which favors Notre Dame as Stanford can’t run the football to save its life. 


Five Players To Watch

Notre Dame DE Ade Ogundeji
Not only did Ogundeji have a breakout game against Boston College, but the uncertain status of Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa and Jayson Ademilola could mean a different role this week. He's a candidate to slide inside to play 3-technique. Wherever he is lined up, he'll have a chance to make a big impact.

Stanford WR Simi Fehoko
Fehoko is big (6'4" 226) and he can stretch the field. He's averaging 27.9 yards per catch. If Stanford is going to have a shot at pulling off the upset, they'll need a big week from him.

Notre Dame S Kyle Hamilton
In the last three weeks, Stanford has practically given up on running the football. They are throwing it over 67% of the time, which means we may see even more of Hamilton playing than usual. That's always led to good things for Notre Dame. 

Stanford TE Colby Parkinson
He's the most talented tight end the Irish will face in 2019 and a tough matchup for linebackers and safeties. Clark Lea will likely bracket him in the red zone.

Notre Dame WR Chase Claypool
Stanford has been decimated with injuries in the secondary and without Paulson Adebo, they don't have anyone who can match up one on one with Claypool. They're either going to have to roll coverage towards him as much as possible or take their chances against one of the best receivers in the country.


Quotes of the Week

OL Josh Lugg:
"It's the last week of November and our fifth game. We have to keep doing what we've been doing and attacking." 

LB Bo Bauer:
"Honestly, I feel at home out there. It’s kind of like a peaceful, tranquil place for me out there when I hear everybody screaming. When I’m running down (in kickoff coverage), I expect myself to make the tackle all the time." 

DT Kurt Hinish: 
"Just using technique and being extremely tenacious. That's what it boils down to. Coach Elston always says in order to hold a double-team down and be a bad dude in the middle, you have to be a prick." 


For Your Nerves 

TEAM STATS Notre Dame Stanford
Points Per Game 36.4 21.5
Points Allowed Per Game 18.2 28.5
Total Yards 427.7 364.9
Yards Passing 254.4 260.5
Yards Rushing 175.4 104.4
Yards Allowed 317.9 428.9
Pass Yards Allowed 153.5 281.7
Rush Yards Allowed  164.5 147.2

Game Thread | (16) Notre Dame at Stanford

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BlueandGold68
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How's the weather?
mattfreeman
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Notre Dame has arrived.

Would imagine Ade Ogundeji will play quite a bit of 3-tech today as I don't expect Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa or Jayson Ademilola to go. I think Ademilola can give some spot reps, but I wouldn't expect many. Jacob Lacey will get a lot of work too.
mattfreeman
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It's very wet and it's cold. Definitely closer to a South Bend Saturday.
SWANSEA
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BlueandGold68 said:

How's the weather?
48 degrees F
82% precipitation
13 mph wind
Great day for ND to beat Stanford.

TornisODaly
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SWANSEA said:

BlueandGold68 said:

How's the weather?
48 degrees F
82% precipitation
13 mph wind
Great day for ND to beat Stanford.


Great days for swing passes and screens.

mattfreeman
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Warmups complete here at Stanford Stadium.

The Georgia student section had more people in it 2.5 hours before kick than people in Stanford Stadium at this moment.
mattfreeman
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ACC Refs.
Rwolf101
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mattfreeman said:

ACC Refs.

Oh boy
mattfreeman
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irishtank6900
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Let's smash them
Rwolf101
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Wow looks like we have more people in the ISD chat room right now than in that stadium.
mattfreeman
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Ian Book and Alohi Gilman are captains today.

Stanford wins the toss. Will receive.
mattfreeman
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Rwolf101 said:

Wow looks like we have more people in the ISD chat room right now than in that stadium.
ISD is super cool though
Firefighter8196
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Good lord why does Stanford even have a stadium. I've seen PeeWee league games with more fans
mattfreeman
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Touchback.

Bo Bauer doing Bo Bauer things and hypes up the Notre Dame section.
molinam
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Wow. Nice crowd.
mattfreeman
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As expected....Ade Ogundeji gets the start at 3Tech.
Sgt Hulka
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Tim Brando?

Mute button. Feck. Him.
mattfreeman
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I can hear people yelling on the field...and I'm in a pressbox.
SWANSEA
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We need the D to be angry and aggressive right away.
Rwolf101
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Drew White is covered in the Stanford logo paint
irishtank6900
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This is a great start
jmsheridan
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Should be forcing issue on D. Another slow start.
Matt4NDFI
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Well for this first drive the pass D hasn't shown up...
Firefighter8196
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Umm...should we play some defense now?
mattfreeman
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Davis Mills starts 4-for-4, 66 yards
ndSlaw
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I missed the Michigan game... Is this what it looked like?
mattfreeman
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Timeout Stanford.
mattfreeman
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ndSlaw said:

I missed the Michigan game... Is this what it looked like?
Far from it.
Rwolf101
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ndSlaw said:

I missed the Michigan game... Is this what it looked like?

Nah there were people there.
Joe1976
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Well so far ND must still be on the bus, staying warm and dry..
Joe
IRISHLOYAL
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Are there even 10k in the stands?
buffaloirish1
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Dline getting blown off the ball by a bunch of freshman
dtc60
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here we go again! Why is it that this team starts slow and lacks any aggressiveness, they look slow afoot and overall like they are not sure they want to play. How many times during the year have we seen a lack of energy from ND when the opponent is fired up???
TornisODaly
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ndSlaw said:

I missed the Michigan game... Is this what it looked like?
Defensively, so far yes.
 
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