Notre Dame Fighting Irish


Notre Dame's loss to Stanford on Saturday ensured it won't go to the College Football Playoff, but the Irish appear destined to play in a premier bowl game around New Year's.


Notre Dame's 38-36 loss to Stanford dropped it to No. 10 in the USA Today coaches poll released Sunday.


1. Win field position. The best thing Notre Dame can do to help its defense out is give Stanford a long field, something that hasn’t been the case that often this season.


SOUTH BEND, Ind. — All the hand-wringing and Twitter rage over Notre Dame’s two-spot drop in the College Football Playoff rankings will be rendered pointless unless the Irish can beat No.


SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The last time Notre Dame had to rebound from a turnover-filled game, the Irish hung 41 points on Navy and another 41 on USC in back-to-back weeks following that Oct.