The game started off with a bang as Notre Dame scored on a 48 yard fly route, but then Stanford was forced to punt on their first drive. Notre Dame then threw a pick 6, and the game was tied. It remained this way until a 28 point outburst from Stanford in the 2nd quarter, all TD passes from Andrew Luck. The 3rd quarter saw Andrew Luck throw his 5th TD pass of the day, making the game 42-16. The starters then came out, and Notre Dame made the game score look more respectable with a final score of 49-31.