Another week, another stressful Stanford football game. I would say sorry for sounding like a broken record this season, but it’s not my fault almost… Continue Reading »
For tight end Zach Ertz ‘13, big games are just big opportunities to shine.
Ertz recorded his first career two-touchdown game, catching the second and third touchdowns of his young career to power the Eagles to a critical 24-21 victory over the Arizona Cardinals, who had previously won four games in a row. The win allowed the Eagles to keep pace with the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East. Ertz finished as the Eagles’ leading receiver on the day with five receptions for 68 yards in one of the biggest games of the Eagles’ season thus far.
The No. 7 Cardinal (10-2, 7-2 Pac-12) edged Notre Dame 27-20 (8-4) on Senior Night, as fifth-year senior inside linebacker Shayne Skov and the Cardinal defense held Irish quarterback Tommy Rees and company to 22 yards of total offense in the fourth quarter. Stanford will now look to defend its Pac-12 title and earn a second consecutive Rose Bowl berth when it travels to Tempe, Ariz., to battle No. 11 Arizona State in the Pac-12 Championship Game on Dec. 7.
Nerd Nation remembers when Notre Dame stopped running back Stepfan Taylor ’13 inches short of the goal line to hand Stanford a heartbreaking 20-13 overtime loss in rainy South Bend. Nerd Nation remembers Irish fans rushing the field after the officials announced — in what was one of the most controversial rulings of the 2012 college football season — that the call stood. Outside linebacker Chase Thomas ’12 called it one of the toughest losses of his career, on par with the Fiesta Bowl loss.