Cardinal defeat the Fighting Irish with 17 unanswered points

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly’s seat has gotten hotter. The Fighting Irish lost to the Stanford Cardinal, 17-10, at Notre Dame Stadium.

The Fighting Irish are now 2-5 on the season. It’s the second-straight loss for the Irish, as they lost to the North Carolina State Wolfpack last week in Hurricane Matthew.

Notre Dame has only one win since their win over the Nevada Wolf Pack on Sept. 10th.

Quenton Meeks (Getty Images)

Quenton Meeks (Getty Images)

Notre Dame had 307 total yards, while Stanford had 296. The Cardinal also had 3 turnovers to the Irish’s two.

The Cardinal had 18 first downs to 16 for the home team. The visitors also had the ball for 32 minutes and 51 seconds, while Notre Dame had it for 27 minutes and nine seconds.

The Cardinals scored 17 unanswered points to end the game. At halftime, the Irish was leading 10-0.

Quenton Meeks scored on a 50-yard interception return as he picked off DeShone Kizer. Then, late in the third quarter, the Cardinal recorded a team safety.

At that point, the Cardinal trailed 10-9 with 1:17 left in the third. A few minutes later, Jesse Burkett scored on a fumble recovery in the end zone.

Bryce Love scored on a two-point conversion for the 17-10 lead.

In the first half, Kizer scored on an eight-yard run in the first quarter. Then, in the second, Justin Yoon kicked a 29-yard field goal, going up 10-0.

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