Notre Dame suffers embarrassing loss to ailing Stanford: College football media reacts

Just when it looked like Notre Dame’s season might be back on track, the Irish lost to a Stanford team that didn’t have an FBS win.

Notre Dame makes no sense in 2022.

The Irish pushed Ohio State to the brink. Then lost to Marshall. They bested a ranked BYU team on the road. Then they lost to Stanford?

Seriously, they lost to Stanford.

No, not a Stanford team at the height of the Davis Shaw era. They lost, 16-14, to a Stanford team that was winless against FBS opponents.

It’s going to take a while for Notre Dame fans to process that one. The college football media didn’t need to wait to absolutely destroy the Irish on Twitter.

College football media blasts Notre Dame for Stanford loss

Stanford imposed their will on Notre Dame from the start of the game. They led 13-0 in the third quarter until the Irish hit back with their first touchdown of the game.

Things were looking much better for Notre Dame when Drew Pyne hit Tobias Merriweather for a 41-yard touchdown to take the lead at 14-13. It wasn’t long before Stanford answered with a field goal. Notre Dame went on to fumble on their next drive and lose the ball on downs on their final possession.

The Irish are now 3-3 with questions once again swirling around their entire coaching staff. A loss to Ohio State was one thing. Losing to Marshall in a letdown was not good, but it didn’t need to be the end of the world. Struggling against Cal was rough but at least they found a way to win. Losing at home to Stanford is beyond bad.

Marcus Freeman has some explaining to do.

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