Notre Dame football: Two Irish became all-time greats against Stanford

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Nov 30, 2019; Stanford, CA, USA; The Notre Dame football mascot Leprechaun runs on the field with a team flag after a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Stanford Cardinal at Stanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

The Notre Dame football team pounded the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday night, and two players became all-time greats in the process.

The 2021 regular season came to a close for the Notre Dame football team on Saturday night, as they dominated the Stanford Cardinal in a rivalry game. The Irish have looked like a completely different team since losing to Cincinnati a few months back, and have put themselves in a position to possibly make the College Football Playoff.

Throughout the game, we got to see the Irish control the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball and make life very difficult for the Stanford offense. Coming off three straight games where the Irish defense did not allow a touchdown, they ended up allowing two of them on Saturday night, but it did not matter in the team’s 45-14 victory.

As the Irish look towards the next few weeks, when they sit and watch the conference championships take place, and figure out where they will play next, we decided to pay homage to two players who became Irish legends on Saturday night. These two guys have been constants for the Irish for the last two seasons, and have put together elite careers in South Bend.

Here, we look at two Irish who became all-time greats on Saturday night.

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