You can't always explain the whys and hows of a victory. Sometimes, it's just meant to be. That was the case on Saturday afternoon in South Bend, as Notre Dame needed more than 60 minutes to dispose of a very good Stanford team.
It took overtime, two quarterbacks, and perhaps a bit of luck to get to 6-0.
Obviously, it wasn't the prettiest of performances on a day which did not allow for many big offensive plays. Notre Dame didn't make many, but when it did, it was at the right time, just as the team has all season long.
Before moving on to next week's game against BYU, let's take a final look back at the winners and losers from the memorable win over the Cardinal.