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Stanford Team Notes
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 09/25/2010

Sept. 25, 2010

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This is just the third win in series history at Notre Dame Stadium (10-3) and first win in South Bend since 1992. It is also the first time Stanford has won in back-to-back meetings. The series is now 17-8 in Notre Dame's favor.

  • Coach Jim Harbaugh is now 21-20 at Stanford and the Cardinal are now 4-2 under Harbaugh as a ranked team.

  • It is the first 4-0 start for Stanford since 1986 and just the sixth time since 1940 that Stanford has gone 4-0 to start a season.

  • Owen Marecic scored 13 seconds a part on a rushing TD in the fourth (7:58) and his first career interception (7:45). He had his first career sack last week. It was the first time since Eric Weddle (now with the Chargers) ran two interceptions and scored a rushing TD for Utah against San Diego State on September 23, 2006 that a player has scored on offense and defense. It is the fourth time it has happened since 2003.

  • Former Irish kicker and current Stanford senior Nate Whitaker has now made 13-straight field goals dating back to last season (a 21, 23, 29, 33 and 41 yarder in this game). The five field goals tied a single-game record, set by John Hopkins at Cal in 1990. It bests Whitaker's previous best of three he hit against Notre Dame last year. He is 8-for-8 against his former mates in two games. He transferred to Stanford in 2008.

  • Stanford is perfect inside the Red Zone this season, converting on all seven possessions today and 26-of-26 for the season.

  • Shayne Skov recorded his first two career sacks in the first quarter.

  • Andrew Luck threw his first and second interceptions of the season in the second (1:21) and third quarters (6:20). Both tipped passes were the first time the third-year sophomore was intercepted since Cal in the second to last regular season game in 2009. He threw just four INTs last year.

  • Lemont, IL native (just outside Chicago) and senior Coby Fleener caught his second career touchdown pass (3:37) in the first quarter.

  • The 3-0 lead by the Irish in the first (8:11) was the first time Stanford had trailed all season.

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