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Football races past Notre Dame behind Costello’s 4 touchdowns

21st-ranked Stanford (9-3, 7-2 Pac-12) turned a close game into a dominant 38-20 home victory over ninth-ranked Notre Dame (9-3) with a wave of fourth quarter momentum, outscoring the Irish 21-0 in the final period of play. The Cardinal defense came up with three turnovers in the final quarter alone. Sophomore quarterback KJ Costello led the Stanford offense with four touchdown passes.

Football preview: Linebackers

Last year, Stanford’s defense seemed to lack that one star in its linebacker core. Coming off the departures of Martinez and Anderson, the Cardinal’s lack of experience occasionally reared its ugly head. And when thinking about the brutal losses to Washington and Washington State last year, although there was trouble for Stanford all over the field, an overwhelmed linebacker unit carried a share of the blame for the Cardinal’s inability to come up with stops.

Offense bests defense in comeback victory at football spring game

Despite missing starting quarterback Keller Chryst and running back Bryce Love to rehabilitation, the annual spring football game featured a display of young talent for the Cardinal (offense) on the running game in their 37-30 victory over the White (defense) while senior QB Ryan Burns strengthened his case for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart with 10-15, including a 38-yard seam TD pass to sophomore Donald Stewart.

Stanford football signs 25 recruits on National Signing Day

Twenty-five incoming football freshmen from around the country signed their letters of intent to Stanford on Wednesday as part of National Signing Day, officially becoming Stanford football’s Class of 2020 after months of speculation and recruitment. Stanford’s latest haul boasts nine four-star recruits, 13 three-star recruits and three two-star recruits, according to 247Sports’ composite rankings.…