By the numbers…Notre Dame vs. Stanford

Sheldon Day looks to eclipse 10-year Notre Dame mark of tackles behind the line of scrimmage. Irish try to avoid adding to negative yardage plays on offense.

11—Victories Notre Dame would have in 2015 with a win over Stanford. Notre Dame has reached the 11-victory plateau in a season just six times – 2012 (12), 1993 (11), 1989 (12), 1988 (12), 1977 (11), and 1973 (11).

51—Number of victories by Stanford in the last five seasons with a victory over Notre Dame Saturday.

3—Games in a row Notre Dame has lost in Stanford Stadium. The last win by the Irish over the Cardinal in Palo Alto was 2007 – Jim Harbaugh’s first at Stanford. It was one of just three victories by Charlie Weis’ team that season.

3—Losses at home by Stanford in the last two seasons. The Cardinal fell to Oregon two weeks ago. They lost to USC and Utah at home in 2014.

29—Rushing touchdowns scored by Stanford in 2015. Only 14 teams in the country have scored more. Notre Dame has 25.

14.5—Tackles for loss recorded by Notre Dame’s Sheldon Day, the most since Derek Landri (15.5) and Victor Abiamiri (15.0) in 2006. Day has at least one tackle for loss in 10 of 11 games this season.

13—Quarterback hurries by Sheldon Day through 11 games, which leads the team by six over Romeo Okwara. Isaac Rochell led the team last year with 10.

2,807—All-purpose yards by Stanford’s Christian McCaffrey with a minimum of three games remaining (and possibly four). He’s already set the Cardinal record.

2—Number of Pac 12 championships by Stanford under head coach David Shaw in his first four years as head coach with a shot at a third next week.

98—Tackles by Notre Dame’s Jaylon Smith entering the 12th game of the season after recording 112 in 2014.

1—Times Notre Dame has cracked the 200-yard rushing mark in the last seven games. The Irish had 214 vs. USC on Oct. 17. Notre Dame had a minimum of 214 yards rushing in each of its first four games of 2015.

77—Times Notre Dame has been tackled for a loss this season. Only 24 out of 128 FBS teams have been tackled behind the line of scrimmage more often in 2015. Stanford is tied for 13th in the country with just 49.

9—Consecutive field goals converted by Irish kicker Justin Yoon, tying him for fifth all-time at Notre Dame. David Ruffer (23), Nick Tausch (14), Mike Johnston (13) and John Carney (10) are ahead of Yoon.

37—Consecutive starts by Irish offensive tackle Ronnie Stanley and linebacker Jaylon Smith heading into the Stanford game. The next longest streak on the team belongs to right guard Steve Elmer with 25.

4—Number of repeat opponents Notre Dame will face in 2016 from 2015. Only Texas, Stanford, Navy and USC dot both the 2015 and 2016 Notre Dame slates. Nevada, Michigan State, Duke, Syracuse, North Carolina State, Miami, Army and Virginia Tech are the other eight. Top Stories