Saturday's showdown between the Stanford Cardinal and the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame marks the 27th installment of the series, with the Cardinal having won the previous three meetings.
The matchup also marks just the second time that both teams have entered the contest ranked in the AP Top 25.
With each team being ranked—Stanford checks in at No. 17, while Notre Dame checks in at No. 7—there is a significant amount of hype surrounding the game. Even ESPN's College GameDay will originate from South Bend on Saturday morning beginning at 9 a.m. EDT on ESPNU.
Before you tune into the show, make sure to check out my preview.
Let's get started.