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Stephon Tuitt of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish celebrates the final play of the game against the Stanford Cardinal at Notre Dame Stadium. (Oct. 13, 2012)

Notre Dame vs. Stanford

TJ Jones made a reaching 7-yard touchdown catch in overtime and No. 7 Notre Dame stopped Stanford inches from the goal line to beat the 17th-ranked Cardinal 20-13 on Oct. 13, 2012.

Notre Dame safety Matthias Farley (41) intercepts a
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Notre Dame safety Matthias Farley (41) intercepts a pass past Stanford tight end Levine Toliolo (11) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

STANFORD, CA - NOVEMBER 26: Notre Dame Fighting
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STANFORD, CA - NOVEMBER 26: Notre Dame Fighting Irish head coach Brian Kelly stands on the sideline during their game against the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium on November 26, 2011 in Stanford, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson rolls out to
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Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson rolls out to pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Stanford in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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Stanford quarterback Josh Nunes (6) looks to a
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Stanford quarterback Josh Nunes (6) looks to a pass during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Stanford linebacker Chase Thomas (44) celebrates with linebacker
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Stanford linebacker Chase Thomas (44) celebrates with linebacker Jarek Lancaster (35) after scoring a touchdown after recovering a fumble during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Notre Dame nose guard Louis Nix III (9),
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Notre Dame nose guard Louis Nix III (9), talks with inside linebacker Carlo Calabrese (44) during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Stanford in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Stanford running back Remound Wright, center, runs with
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Stanford running back Remound Wright, center, runs with the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Stanford kicker Jordan Williamson (19) misses a field
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Stanford kicker Jordan Williamson (19) misses a field goal during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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Stanford nickle back Usua Amanam (15) recovers a
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Stanford nickle back Usua Amanam (15) recovers a fumble by Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson (5) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 13: T.J. Jones
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SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 13: T.J. Jones #7 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish catches the game-winning touchdown pass in overtime in front of Terrence Brown #6 of the Standford Cardinal at Notre Dame Stadium on October 13, 2012 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Stanford 20-13 in overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o, left, celebrates with
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Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te'o, left, celebrates with defensive end Justin Utupo (53) after Notre Dame defeated Stanford 20-13 in overtime in an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 13: Tommy Rees
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SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 13: Tommy Rees #11 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish throws a pass in overtime against the Standford Cardinal at Notre Dame Stadium on October 13, 2012 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Stanford 20-13 in overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 13: T.J. Jones
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SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 13: T.J. Jones #7 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish celebrates catching the game-winning touchdown pass in overtime against the Standford Cardinal with teammate Zack Martin #70 at Notre Dame Stadium on October 13, 2012 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Stanford 20-13 in overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 13: Stepfan Taylor
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SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 13: Stepfan Taylor #33 of the Stanford Cardinal is stopped short of the goal by members of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish defense on the last play of the game at Notre Dame Stadium on October 13, 2012 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Stanford 20-13 in overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 13: Stepfan Taylor
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SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 13: Stepfan Taylor #33 of the Stanford Cardinal is stopped short of the goal by members of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish defense on the last play of the game at Notre Dame Stadium on October 13, 2012 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Stanford 20-13 in overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 13: Players and
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SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 13: Players and fans of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish celebrate a win over the Stanford Cardinal at Notre Dame Stadium on October 13, 2012 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Stanford 20-13 in overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly watches his
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Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly watches his team during overtime of an NCAA college football game against Stanford in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. Notre Dame won in overtime 20-13. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Stanford's Kevin Danser (76) reacts as he looks
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Stanford's Kevin Danser (76) reacts as he looks to the field during overtime of an NCAA college football game against Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. Notre Dame won in overtime 20-13. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 13: Cierre Wood
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SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 13: Cierre Wood #20 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish is grabbed by Usua Amanam #15 of the Standford Cardinal at Notre Dame Stadium on October 13, 2012 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Stanford 20-13 in overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 13: Tommy Rees
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SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 13: Tommy Rees #11 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish takes the snap as Mike Golic Jr. #57 moves to block against the Standford Cardinal at Notre Dame Stadium on October 13, 2012 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Stanford 20-13 in overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Stanford wide receiver Jamal-Rashad Patterson (21) reacts as
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Stanford wide receiver Jamal-Rashad Patterson (21) reacts as he looks to the field during overtime of an NCAA college football game against Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. Notre Dame won in overtime 20-13. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 13: Theo Riddick
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SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 13: Theo Riddick #6 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish moves to celebrate with Tyler Eifert #80 after Eifert caught a touchdown pass against the Standford Cardinal at Notre Dame Stadium on October 13, 2012 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Stanford 20-13 in overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

A Stanford fan reacts as he yells during
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A Stanford fan reacts as he yells during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. Notre Dame won in overtime 20-13. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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Notre Dame wide receiver TJ Jones, right, points
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Notre Dame wide receiver TJ Jones, right, points as he celebrates with Braxston Cave (52) after scoring a touchdown during overtime of an NCAA college football game against Stanford in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. Notre Dame won in overtime 20-13. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 13: Everett Golson
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SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 13: Everett Golson #5 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish is tackled by Trent Murphy #93 of the Standford Cardinal at Notre Dame Stadium on October 13, 2012 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Stanford 20-13 in overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 13: Tommy Rees
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SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 13: Tommy Rees #11 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish is sacked during overtime by Trent Murphy #93 of the Standford Cardinal at Notre Dame Stadium on October 13, 2012 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Stanford 20-13 in overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Stanford running back Stepfan Taylor center, is stopped
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Stanford running back Stepfan Taylor center, is stopped short of the goal line on fourth down by a host of Notre Dame defenders as Notre Dame's KeiVarae Russell (6) celebrates during overtime of an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. Notre Dame won in overtime 20-13. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Notre Dame wide receiver TJ Jones gets up
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Notre Dame wide receiver TJ Jones gets up after catching a touchdown pass during overtime an NCAA college football game against Stanford in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. Notre Dame won in overtime 20-13. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 13: Stepfan Taylor
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SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 13: Stepfan Taylor #33 of the Stanford Cardinal is tackled for a loss by Matthias Farley #41 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Notre Dame Stadium on October 13, 2012 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Stanford 20-13 in overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 13: Cierre Wood
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SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 13: Cierre Wood #20 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish tries to fight off Jordan Richards #8 of the Standford Cardinal at Notre Dame Stadium on October 13, 2012 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Stanford 20-13 in overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 13: Zach Ertz
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SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 13: Zach Ertz #86 of the Standford Cardinal catches a pass between Danny Spond #13 (L) and Bennett Jackson #2 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Notre Dame Stadium on October 13, 2012 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Stanford 20-13 in overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 13: Head coach
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SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 13: Head coach David Shaw of the Standford Cardinal argues with referees during a game against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Notre Dame Stadium on October 13, 2012 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Stanford 20-13 in overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Stanford nickle back Usua Amanam (15) reacts to
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Stanford nickle back Usua Amanam (15) reacts to a call during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. Notre Dame won in overtime 20-13. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 13: Josh Nunes
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SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 13: Josh Nunes #6 of the Standford Cardinal runs for a first down in overtime past Manti T'eo #5 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Notre Dame Stadium on October 13, 2012 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Stanford 20-13 in overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Stanford head coach David Shaw talks to his
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Stanford head coach David Shaw talks to his team during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. Notre Dame won in overtime 20-13. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 13: Kyle Brindza
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SOUTH BEND, IN - OCTOBER 13: Kyle Brindza #27 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish kicks a field goal against the Standford Cardinal at Notre Dame Stadium on October 13, 2012 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Stanford 20-13 in overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Stephon Tuitt of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish
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Stephon Tuitt of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish celebrates the final play of the game against the Stanford Cardinal at Notre Dame Stadium. (Oct. 13, 2012)

Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees (11) talks to
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Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees (11) talks to teammates during overtime of an NCAA college football game against Stanford in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. Notre Dame won in overtime 20-13. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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Notre Dame wide receiver TJ Jones (7) celebrates
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Notre Dame wide receiver TJ Jones (7) celebrates with teammates after catching a touchdown pass during overtime an NCAA college football game against Stanford in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. Notre Dame won in overtime 20-13. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

Notre Dame linebacker Dan Fox (48) tackles Stanford
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Notre Dame linebacker Dan Fox (48) tackles Stanford running back Stepfan Taylor (33) during the second half of an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. Notre Dame won in overtime 20-13. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

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