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No. 7 Notre Dame Stops No. 17 Stanford 20-13 In OT

Kapron Lewis-Moore #89 and Matthias Farley #41 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish celebrate a blocking field goal against the Standford Cardinal at Notre Dame Stadium on October 13, 2012 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Kapron Lewis-Moore #89 and Matthias Farley #41 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish celebrate a blocking field goal against the Standford Cardinal at Notre Dame Stadium on October 13, 2012 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — 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 Saturday.

After Jones and Tommy Rees gave the Fighting Irish (6-0) a seven-point lead in OT, Stanford (4-2) drove to a first-and-goal at the 4.

Stepfan Taylor ran for 1 on first, 2 on second and inches on third down. That left one play from inside the 1 and the Notre Dame defense, led by Carlos Calabrese, stood up Taylor and pushed him back.

Taylor kept reaching and turning, and ended up reaching the ball across the goal line, but the officials ruled it was too late. The play had been stopped.

The celebration had to wait for a replay review. It was close, but the call stood. The fans completed storming the field, and the national title hopes in South Bend remained alive.

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