Book throws 4 TD’s in Notre Dame’s win over Stanford

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Five up. Five down. The No. 8 Notre Dame Fighting Irish defeated the No. 7 Stanford Cardinal, 38-17, on Saturday night at Notre Dame Stadium in Notre Dame, Indiana.

The Fighting Irish, who are coming off of a 10-3 season in 2017, is a perfect 5-0 on the season. They also improved to 4-0 at home.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback Ian Book drops back to pass against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Ian Book drops back to pass against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (Getty Images)

Notre Dame has won five straight games to begin their season since the 2012 season. That season, they went 12-1, losing to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the BCS National Championship game.

Stanford fell to 4-1 on the season. They are now 1-1 on the road. The Cardinals are tied with the No. 11 Washington Huskies, who are 2-0 in conference play, but 4-1 records overall.

Fighting Irish quarterback Ian Book went 24 of 33 for 278 yards. He also had four touchdowns.

Dexter Williams had 21 carries for 161 yards and a touchdown. Book had 15 carries for 47 yards. Tony Jones Jr. had 10 carries for 40 yards.

Miles Boykin had 11 receptions for 144 yards and a touchdown. Alize Mack had a 35-yard touchdown reception. Chris Finke had two receptions for 30 yards. Chase Claypool had three receptions for 23 yards and a touchdown. Nic Weishar also had a six-yard touchdown reception.

Cardinal quarterback K.J. Costello went 15 of 27 for 174 yards. He had a touchdown and an interception.

Bryce Love, who also led the game for some time, had 17 carries for 73 yards and a touchdown.

Trenton Irwin had five receptions for 57 yards. Osiris St. Brown had a 45-yard reception. Colby Parkinson had a 31-yard reception. JJ Arcega-Whiteside had five receptions for 30 yards and a touchdown.

The Fighting Irish outscored the Cardinal 17-3 in the second half. Book hit Boykin for an eight-yard touchdown reception. Book also hit Mack for a 35-yard touchdown reception.

Notre Dame’s Justin Yoon also made a 37-yard field goal. Stanford’s Jet Toner also made a 46-yard field goal.

The home team led 21-14 at halftime. Book hit Claypool for a 10-yard touchdown reception. Book also hit Weishar for a six-yard touchdown reception. Williams also scored on a 45-yard rushing touchdown.

Stanford’s Love scored on a 39-yard rushing touchdown. Costello also hit Arcega-Whiteside for a four-yard touchdown reception.

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