Stanford beats Notre Dame 16-14 for first FBS win in year

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Tanner McKee passed for 288 yards, Casey Filkins scored a touchdown and Joshua Karty kicked three field goals as Stanford ended an 11-game losing streak against FBS opponents, beating Notre Dame 16-14 on Saturday night.


Edge rusher Stephen Herron had a big sack of Pyne on second-and-4 on the closing drive.

“I was trying to just get out of the pocket and create something. The guy dragged me down,” Pyne said. “You can’t take a sack in a two-minute operation.”


Notre Dame hasn’t scored a touchdown in the first quarter in six games this season and has been outscored 27-6. … Stanford ended a three-game losing streak to the Irish to claim the Legends Trophy. David Shaw improved to 6-5 against the Irish. … Notre Dame had just 106 yards of total offense in the first half.

“The first half, defense played so well, best half of football we’ve played all year,” Shaw said. “Not just kept them out of the end zone, not just a shutout, but getting off the field on third downs, getting in the quarterback’s face, getting pressure on the quarterback, rallying in the running game.”


Stanford: The Cardinal, who suffered a crushing last-minute defeat against Oregon State a week ago after leading 24-10 heading into the fourth quarter, struggled, but managed to hold on.

Notre Dame:: The Irish couldn’t execute when they needed and repeatedly let Stanford get extra yards.


Stanford: The Cardinal host Arizona State on Saturday.

Notre Dame: The Irish host UNLV on Saturday.