In the first half, the Stanford’s offense found every way possible to not put points on the board. They consistently moved the ball down the field, but turnovers, penalties, and a missed field goal that hit the very top of the upright left Stanford down 10-0.
" RT This Stanford missed field goal should count for five points. https://t.co/eXHIf2IvvJ " #SportsRoadhouse pic.twitter.com/inlhNk5pqZ— Sports Roadhouse® (@SportsRoadhouse) October 16, 2016
With the offense struggling, the defense had to start making big plays. At the start of the second half, Quenton Meeks picked off Deshone Kizer and returned it to the house.
Turns out Quenton Meeks has a pretty appropriate Twitter handle. @ShowtimeQM gets the PICK SIX to put @StanfordFball on the board!— Pac-12 Network (@Pac12Network) October 16, 2016
On the next Notre Dame drive, Dallas Lloyd picked off Kizer and returned it to mid field.
Stanford with eight interceptions in past seven games, third time over stretch with at least two picks ... @ShowtimeQM @DallasLloyd— Alan George (@treeSIDjorge) October 16, 2016
The defense has given the momentum back to Stanford. However they still trail Notre Dame 10-7 in the middle of the third quarter.