Stanford vs. Notre Dame: Fighting Irish Will Shut Down Cardinal Offense

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Stanford vs. Notre Dame: Fighting Irish Will Shut Down Cardinal Offense
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Don't be fooled by Stanford's 54-point explosion last Saturday. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish defense is prepared to entirely shut down the Cardinal offense this week in South Bend.

Last week, Josh Nunes did his best Andrew Luck impression. The sophomore QB led the Cardinal to a 54-48 overtime victory against Arizona by scoring five TDs and throwing for 360 yards.

Overall, the Cardinal offense looked efficient and high-powered.

However, don't expect another brilliant offensive performance against Notre Dame's bruising defense.

Expect a good old-fashioned SEC-like defensive showdown, as the Cardinal offense will be non-existent against Manti Te'o and the Fighting Irish monster defense. Here's why. 

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