SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Stanford had two chances to tie things up in overtime, with the ball around Notre Dame's one-foot line and star running back Stepfan Taylor in the backfield.
Last week was fast and athletic. This week, it's big and physical.
The next three Saturdays just might make or break Notre Dame's BCS hopes.
Cierre Wood rushed for 118 yards and two touchdowns on Saturday at Soldier Field, leading a second-half offensive surge that led Notre Dame to a 41-3 win over Miami.
Notre Dame moved up to No.