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Defense makes big stop, forces field goal

The Irish lead 20-17 as the fourth quarter begins.

Notre Dame v Stanford Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Stanford was forced to punt from their own 7 yard line late in the third quarter, and Notre Dame’s Chris Finke returned the ball 41 yards, giving the Irish excellent field position on the 19 yard line.

Luckily, the Irish jumped offsides twice, and the Cardinal defense held them to a field goal.

20-17 Irish.