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If you haven't heard of Zach Ertz and Levine Toilolo yet, take notes.
Ertz is a 6'6", 250-pound TE with elusiveness, tackle-breaking ability and great hands. Simply put, he's huge and almost uncoverable (just look at the picture).
Levine Toilolo, meanwhile, is even more gigantic. At 6'8" and 265 pounds, Toilolo makes smaller cornerbacks and covering linebackers look like schoolchildren.
While the two TEs are both vital in the Cardinal passing offense, the Fighting Irish are actually prepared to defend them better than anyone this season.
Notre Dame's linebackers are taller and quicker than anyone Stanford has faced this year. They tackle well in the open field, can run sideline to sideline and have outstanding coverage skills.
These attributes have created the nation's second best defense in points allowed this year and will also make sure Ertz and Toilolo are close to ineffective.
This takes a huge component of the Cardinal passing offense out of the game, making it difficult for Josh Nunes to put points on the board.