Found October 13, 2012 on
Larry Brown Sports:
Notre Dame beat Stanford 20-13 on Saturday after the referees reviewed a 4th and goal play in overtime and ruled that Cardinal running back Stepfan Taylor was short of the goal line.
The Cardinal handed the ball to Taylor, who had 28 carries for 102 yards, on their final play of the game. After initially appearing to be stuffed in the backfield, Taylor kept moving and wiggled his way toward the goal line. He waded his way over the pile of bodies and appeared to reach the ball over the goal line, but the referees said he did not.
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Notre Dame beat Stanford on a controversial last play that was reviewed and upheld by the officials. Did the running back score?
Was there a Cardinal sin committed in South Bend on Saturday?
No. 7 Notre Dame beat No. 17 Stanford, 20-13, in overtime. But in my opinion, the Irish had the benefit of two controversial calls that not only helped the Irish tie the game to force overtime, but also prevented the Cardinal from scoring the game-tying touchdown in overtime.
Let's start with the the...
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Notre Dame knew what was coming. Stanford doesn't get cute inches from the goal line.
And after three years of getting pushed around by the Cardinal, the Fighting Irish pushed back, winning the most important shoving match they've had all season.
Or did they?
A wall of Notre Dame defenders stopped Stepfan Taylor inches from the end zone on fourth down in overtime and the...
With the 30th anniversary of the famous lateral play surrounding this week's Stanford-California rivalry, Cardinal coach David Shaw was asked for his opinion about the controversial call given the benefit of replay all these years later.
Shaw responded: ''You're asking me about replay?''
Indeed, this is not the week.
Shaw said Monday he believes running...
Notre Dame had already stopped him once at the goal line. And the Irish knew Stanford would power the ball in Stepfan Taylor's hands again. Everyone knew.
For Notre Dame, one more stop and it would be over. Simple as that.
"I love you guys,'' Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o said in the huddle, in the emotion of a game-ending, goal-line stand. "No matter...
TJ Jones made a reaching 7-yard touchdown catch in overtime and No. 7 Notre Dame stopped Stanford inches from the goal line to beat the 17th-ranked Cardinal 20-13 Saturday.
After Jones and Tommy Rees gave the Fighting Irish (6-0) a seven-point lead in OT, Stanford (4-2) drove to a first-and-goal at the 4.
Stepfan Taylor ran for 1 on first, 2 on second and inches on third down....