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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.

Spelfogel: The new Big Game

Last week at halftime, the Stanford band parodied the Cal Bears by insisting that Stanford was looking for a more commensurate opponent for its biggest rivalry game. The “Big Games” of old have lost their luster in recent years, with many lopsided results and meaningless games. The band searched through Pac-12 opponents: UCLA too far, USC too Greek,…