Notre Dame vs Stanford

Notre Dame vs Stanford: The No. 7 ranked Stanford Cardinal (4-0), led by quarterback K.J. Costello, meet the No. 8 ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish (4-0), led by quarterback Ian Book, in a Week 5 NCAA college football game on Saturday, September 29, 2018 (9/29/18) at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.

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Here’s what you need to know:

Who: Stanford vs. Notre Dame

What: NCAA football, Week 5

When: Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018

Where: Notre Dame Stadium

Time: 7:30 p.m. Eastern

TV: NBC

Livestream: fuboTV, NBC Sports Live

Line: Notre Dame -4.5

Series record: Notre Dame leads, 19-13.

WHAT’S AT STAKE?

Stanford, which rallied from 24-7 halftime deficit to win 38-31 in OT at Oregon, has three straight victories over Notre Dame. The winner stays unbeaten and adds a notable line to a possible College Football Playoff resume.

KEY MATCHUP

Stanford’s talented and tall receivers vs. Notre Dame secondary. QB K.J. Costello threw for 327 yards and three scores against the Ducks – a pair to 6-foot-3 WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside and game-winner to 6-foot-7 TE Colby Parkinson. Notre Dame CB Julian Love (5-foot-11) has nine passes broken up, while CB Troy Pride Jr. and S Jalen Elliott – both 6-footers – have two interceptions each.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Stanford: RB Bryce Love. The Heisman Trophy runner-up in 2017 gained 89 yards and scored one TD against Oregon, and he has 287 yards on 46 career carries against the Irish.

Notre Dame: QB Ian Book. Coach Brian Kelly says Brandon Wimbush is still in picture, but it’s hard to imagine the starter won’t be junior Book, who passed for 325 yards, ran for 43 and accounted for five TDs against Wake Forest last week.

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