Found October 14, 2012 on Crystal Ball Run:
Touchdown, Jesus? At long last, the Luck of the Irish favored the Fighting Irish. On a rain-soaked afternoon in South Bend, Ind., Notre Dame’s vaunted defense stood pat on fourth-and-goal, denying Stanford’s Stepfan Taylor an overtime touchdown, keeping the Irish perfect amid a cloud of controversy. All told, the Irish overcame three turnovers and a shaky offensive showing to upend the Cardinal and win 20-13. After a late field goal by Notre Dame’s Kyle Brindza tied the game at 13-13, Notre Dame rode the steady arm of Tommy Rees, who entered after an Everett Golson injury, to take the lead after its first overtime possession. Stanford promptly answered with a drive of drive of its own, taking the ball down to the Notre Dame one-yard line for a do-or-die fourth down play. Taylor, the standout Cardinal running back, had his progress initially stopped by Irish defenders, but seemed to break the plane of the goal line with a gritty second effort. Replay officials ag...
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