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Cardinal vs Fighting Irish Final: 27-20 - Recap

Tyler Gaffney ran for 189 yards as Stanford handled Notre Dame by a score of 27-20 on Saturday at Stanford Stadium.

Stanford won on the scoreboard, but lost at the pay window as they failed to cover the 16-point spread. The game went UNDER the consensus closing total of 49.5.

Kevin Hogan completed 12 of 18 pass attempts for 158 yards for the Cardinal in the win. He was picked off 2 times by the Fighting Irish defense.

Tarean Folston rushed for 50 yards for Notre Dame, while Cam McDaniel added 17 yards. Tommy Rees threw for 199 yards for the Fighting Irish, while receivers DaVaris Daniels and TJ Jones had 79 and 56 yards respectively.

Notre Dame lost the offensive yardage battle to Stanford 419-263 yards in Saturday's game. Stanford had more first downs as that total ended up 21-19.

Stanford led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 34:42/25:18 split in that important category.