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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.

Stanford dominates ASU 38-14, books return trip to Pasadena for the 100th Rose Bowl Game

On Saturday night, there was no doubting that No. 7 Stanford (11-2, 8-2 Pac-12) played a complete game on the conference’s biggest stage to defeat No. 11 Arizona State (10-3, 8-2) 38-14 at Sun Devil Stadium and defend its Pac-12 title. The Cardinal booked its return trip to Pasadena for the Rose Bowl Game — the 100th Rose Bowl Game, no less — and will be going to its fourth BCS bowl game in just as many seasons.

Pac-12 Championship Game predictions

No. 7 Stanford (10-2, 7-2 Pac-12) at No. 11 Arizona State (10-2, 8-1 Pac-12) Sam: Stanford 24, Arizona State 20 Stanford is better than Arizona State, and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. If this game were played at Stanford Stadium, I would pick the Cardinal to win big. Stanford matches up very well against…

Fisher: Time to prove your worth

The Pac-12 Championship Game is rapidly approaching, and what an important game it is to the Cardinal. With a win, Stanford’s loss at USC — one of the most painful losses in recent memory — is forgiven and forgotten. With a loss, Stanford’s 2013-14 football season is officially a disappointment and borderline disaster. Who would…