Stanford did not play that well but still managed to defeat Cal by 3 in the big game last Saturday. Led by Heisman hopeful Andrew Luck, the Cardinal is averaging 45 points per game. Stanford can run it and pass with equal efficiency. Luck has been impressed with the Irish on tape.
Andrew Luck, Stanford Quarterback, “You know defensively they are one of the best if not the best defenses we will face all year. They have an unbelievable linebacker number 5 Manti Te’o he makes plays all over the field and a great d-line and then a secondary that is very disciplined. They make a play on the ball. We are gonna have to be on our screws against them offensively and I know on the flip side their offense have a great wide receiver in Michael Floyd and can really put points on the board.”
The coaches in the game expect it to be played at a high level.
David Shaw, Stanford Head Football Coach, “There’s nothing to hold back this game we have to go all out. We are gonna expand ourselves greatly this week, because this is a formidable opponent they are very good and their gonna have our full attention.”
Brian Kelly, ND Head Football Coach, “If you look at our season the only things that we need to continue to work on is our execution on Saturdays. So again, an exciting week for us. Playing Stanford a nationally ranked team at the end of the season. And at the end of the season its relevant, and you want games that are relevant in November.”
Notre Dame is 8-3. Stanford is 10-1. Kickoff Saturday is set for 8pm Saturday night in Palo Alto.