Stanford upsets Notre Dame 16-14

Stanford running back Casey Filkins, center, runs with the ball against Notre Dame defenders...
Stanford running back Casey Filkins, center, runs with the ball against Notre Dame defenders during the first half of an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)(Nam Y. Huh | AP)
Published: Oct. 15, 2022 at 11:59 PM EDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP/WNDU) - Tanner McKee passed for 288 yards, Casey Filkins scored a touchdown, Joshua Karty kicked three field goals and Stanford ended an 11-game losing streak against FBS opponents, beating Notre Dame 16-14.

After being held scoreless in the first half by Stanford’s defense, Notre Dame (3-3) took a 14-13 lead early in the fourth quarter. But the Irish held that lead for less than five minutes.

The Cardinal (2-4) eventually put the game away when Stanford safety Jonathan McGill broke up a pass by Irish quarterback Drew Pyne on fourth-and-7 from the Notre Dame 25 with 1:04 left.

It’s the second embarrassing home loss of the season for the Irish, who lost their home opener in September to Marshall. To make matters worse, Notre Dame was the No. 8 team in the country ahead of that matchup.

It was Stanford’s first win against an FBS opponent since beating then-No. 3 Oregon 31-24 in overtime on Oct. 2, 2021. After the game, the Cardinal ran to the end of the field where their fans were and celebrated.

Notre Dame hosts UNLV next Saturday, Oct. 22, at 2:30 p.m.