The Cardinals have cracked the Top 20 with a 3-0 record on three decisive victories over Sacramento State, UCLA, and Wake Forest. The offense looks very confident with HC Jim Harbaughs playbook. This is a well-balanced offense that can beat you up with either the run or the pass. They are averaging 51.7 PPG. Losing a Heisman Candidate RB this year has not slowed down to squad at all. Stanford QB Andrew Luck has tallied 674 TP, 10 TDs, and 0 INTs. He has played mistake-free football. He may be without WR Ryan Whalen (check status) but with or without him, the receiving corps is stacked. They have 4 RBs, each with 100 plus yards on the season. Their “D” is giving up just 13.7 PPG. They took Notre Dame last year in a 45-38 barnburner. They exude confidence and although are playing Oregon next week, they would love to show up the Irish on national television. Notre Dame is lucky to be 1-2 TY. They opened up their season with a victory over Purdue, only to drop their L2 games to Michigan and Michigan State. QB Dayne Crist has looked good thus far, but is still very young and truly inexperienced. Notre Dame has two problems. For starters, they can’t run the ball with any consistency. The second problem is that their defense is yielding 24.7 PPG because they can’t stop the run either. Over their L2 games, they have given up 491 YR and 518 YP. Their “D” might be without Safety Jamoris Slaughter (check status). Notre Dame doesn’t have any big-time playmakers. Stanford will hand Notre Dame their 3rd loss of the season. Take Stanford. Thank you.