On Saturday, the Irish will put an end to one of the worst seasons in school history.
A win against Stanford and Notre Dame will be 3-9 and avoid its worst record of all-time.
A loss and the Irish will become the first team in college football history to win 10 games in one season and then lose 10 in the next.
Notre Dame has given up a lot of sacks this season. Stanford is a team that likes to bring the pressure. The Cardinal are ranked 11th in the country in sacks.
Irish head coach Charlie Weis says there is no question the blitz will be coming almost all the time. The question will only be how many guys are coming.
Notre Dame is looking to finish a dysmal season on a high note with two straight wins.
Sophomore linemen Sam Young and Dan Wenger believe a win Saturday can go a long way in helping the confidence of this young team.
Meanwhile, the Irish seniors will play their final game as members of the Fightin Irish.
Through all of it, the captains still feel they have plenty to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.
They remain blessed to be members of the team, school and community that is Notre Dame.
Running back Travis Thomas talked about how thankful he is that he chose Notre Dame.
Safety Tom Zbikowski said he was thankful that he simply has been able to play college football, something many throughout the country have never been able to do.
Game time is 3:30 on Saturday at Stanford.