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Stanford vs. Notre Dame: Fighting Irish defense looks to extend touchdown-less streak

When the Notre Dame Fighting Irish take on the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday, the Notre Dame defense will try to extend a touchdown-less streak that dates back to Sept. 8.

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The defense of the No. 7 Notre Dame Fighting Irish has been stout all season, but they have been especially stingy in the past three weeks.

CSN Chicago's J.J. Stankevitz notes that after Notre Dame's 41-3 shellacking of the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday night, the Fighting Irish have not allowed a touchdown since the fourth quarter of a Sept. 8 win over Purdue. That's an impressive streak of 12 consecutive quarters. To go along with Miami, Notre Dame has faced Michigan State and Michigan during that span.

On the season, Notre Dame ranks second in all of FBS in points allowed, giving up a puny 7.8 points per game. Only No. 1 Alabama is ahead of them, as the Crimson Tide are allowing just 7.0 points per game.

The Notre Dame defense will face another tough challenge on Saturday when the Stanford Cardinal visit Notre Dame Stadium. Stanford's offense is averaging 31.6 points per game and 385.0 yards per game.