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|First contested||January 1, 1925|
Notre Dame 27, Stanford 10
|Number of meetings||33|
|Most recent meeting||September 29, 2018|
Notre Dame 38, Stanford 17
|Next meeting||November 30, 2019 in Palo Alto|
|All-time series||Notre Dame leads, 19–13 (.594)|
|Largest victory||Notre Dame, 57–7 (2003)|
|Longest win streak||Notre Dame, 7 (2002–2008)|
|Current streak||Notre Dame, 1 (2018–present)|
|Stadiums||Notre Dame Stadium|
South Bend, Indiana, U.S.
Palo Alto, California, U.S.
The Notre Dame–Stanford football rivalry is an American college football rivalry between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team of the University of Notre Dame and Stanford Cardinal football team of Stanford University. As of 2018, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Stanford Cardinal have met 33 times, beginning in 1925 (though the modern series began in 1988). The Notre Dame–Stanford game has been played annually since 1997, with the teams meeting at Notre Dame Stadium earlier in the season (late September to mid-October) in even-numbered years, and at Stanford Stadium on the weekend following Thanksgiving in odd-numbered years since 1999. The game typically alternates positions in Notre Dame's schedule with its other Pac-12 opponent, USC.
Trophy[edit | edit source]
The winner of the game gains the Legends Trophy, a Dublin Irish crystal bowl resting on a California redwood base. The trophy was presented for the first time in 1989 by the Notre Dame Club of the San Francisco Bay Area.
Series history[edit | edit source]
The series began on January 1, 1925 (the end of the 1924 season) when Notre Dame's Four Horsemen and head coach Knute Rockne faced Stanford's Ernie Nevers and head coach Pop Warner at the 1925 Rose Bowl. Notre Dame's 27–10 victory earned their first-ever national title and the first of four national titles to come via bowl victories.
After the two teams' first meeting at the 1925 Rose Bowl, they did not play each other again until 1942. They did not meet again until playing two games in 1963 and 1964. Those four games were the only games before the modern series began. Notre Dame and Stanford have played the modern series annually since 1988 (except in 1995 and 1996). The series has been renewed through the 2024 season.
Game results[edit | edit source]
As of 2018, Notre Dame leads the series 19–13, though the Cardinal lead 7–3 in the last ten games. The Fighting Irish hold the longest win-streak in the series, with 7 wins from 2002–2008. The Cardinal's longest win streak were a pair of 3-win streaks from 2009 to 2011 and from 2015 to 2017. The back-to-back wins in 2009 and 2010 were the school's first consecutive victories in the series. Notre Dame is 12–4 at home while Stanford is 9–6 at home. Notre Dame won the only game played at a neutral site at the 1925 Rose Bowl.
|Notre Dame victories||Stanford victories||Vacated wins[n 1]|
Game notes[edit | edit source]
- "Stanford Game Notes". University of Notre Dame Official Athletics Site. http://www.und.com/sports/m-footbl/recaps/092510aae.html.
- A picture of the Legends Trophy is available here.
- "Notre Dame at Stanford". Sports Illustrated/CNN. 2001-11-24. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/football/college/previews/2001/11/24/sss_nnx/.
- "College Football "Eithers": Rivalries Re-Loaded". Rogue Mentality. 2009-11-27. http://www.roguementality.com/post/259976361/eithers13.
- Rick Eymer (2006-10-06). "Stanford hoping to survive a tough football trip to Notre Dame". Palo Alto Weekly. http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=2984.
- Associated Press (2007-11-24). "Cardinal, Irish look for positive finishes". San Mateo Daily Journal. http://smdailyjournal.com/article_preview.php?type=sports&title=Cardinal,%20Irish%20look%20for%20positive%20finishes&id=83747&eddate=11/24/2007.
- "Notre Dame-Stanford series – College Football". Yahoo! Rivals. http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=rivals-1130873.
- Erin McGinn (2010-09-25). "Long history between Notre Dame and Stanford". WNDU-TV. http://www.wndu.com/sports/headlines/103778934.html.
- "The Palo Alto Connection". One Foot Down. 2010-08-15. http://onefootdown.fantake.com/2010/08/15/the-palo-alto-connection/.
- "Stanford Football Media Guide". Stanford University Athletics. http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/69a53922#/69a53922/145.
- "Notre Dame confirms it has not retained Charlie Weis". USA Today. November 30, 2009. http://content.usatoday.com/communities/campusrivalry/post/2009/11/while-waiting-for-word-on-weis-notre-dame-players-will-vote-on-bowl-game/1.
- "Goal line call secures Notre Dame's win over Stanford (VIDEO)". USA Today. October 14, 2012. https://www.usatoday.com/story/gameon/2012/10/13/notre-dame-beats-stanford-goal-line-stand/1631919/.
- "Notre Dame's controversial goal-line stand secures overtime victory vs. Stanford". AOL. October 13, 2012. http://aol.sportingnews.com/ncaa-football/story/2012-10-13/notre-dame-goal-line-stand-ot-stanford-stepfan-taylor.
- "Pereira: Irish lucky on two big calls". Fox Sports. October 14, 2012. http://msn.foxsports.com/collegefootball/story/notre-dame-stanford-officials-referee-calls-help-irish-win-lucky-irish-101312.
- "Stanford-Notre Dame ends on controversial replay ruling (Video)". Larry Brown Sports. October 13, 2012. http://larrybrownsports.com/college-football/stanford-notre-dame-replay-video/158226.
- NCAA orders Notre Dame Fighting Irish to vacate wins from 2012, 2013 seasons. ESPN, 2016-11-22.
- Low, Chris (June 16, 2009). "What does vacating wins really mean?". ESPN.com. ESPN Internet Ventures. http://espn.go.com/blog/ncfnation/post/_/id/4734/what-does-vacating-wins-really-mean. Retrieved July 9, 2011.
- Taylor, John (July 4, 2009). "Vacated Wins Do Not Equal Forfeits". NBCSports.com. NBC Sports. http://collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/07/04/vacated-wins-do-not-equal-forfeits/. Retrieved July 9, 2011.
- "Stanford-Notre Dame Series Extended Through 2019". Stanford University Athletics. May 19, 2011. Archived from the original on November 19, 2012. https://web.archive.org/web/20121119045906/http://www.gostanford.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/051911aaa.html.
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