Stanford vs. Notre Dame update: Fighting Irish lead 3-0 after turnover plagued first quarter

The first quarter of the game between the Stanford Cardinal and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish has been marred by turnovers, but the Fighting Irish have pulled out a 3-0 lead.

Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson fumbled the ball away at around midfield, but Stanford was not able to capitalize. They drove the ball to the Notre Dame 20-yard line, but quarterback Josh Nunes underthrew the ball on an attempt in the end zone and Notre Dame's Bennett Jackson intercepted the ball.

Following the interception, the Fighting Irish couldn't gain 10-yards and promptly prompted the football. Stanford responded with a drive marred by a holding penalty and a false start penalty and then punted the ball away as well.

Nunes through another interception with a couple minutes left in the first quarter. He threw into double coverage and safety Mathias Farley returned the interception almost 35 yards into the Notre Dame red zone. The Cardinal's defense held off the Fighting Irish though and Notre Dame had to settle for a 29-yard field goal.

Nunes is currently 1-for-5 for 14 yards and two interceptions. He is being slightly outplayed by Golson, who is only 3-for-8 for 20 yards. With the rain falling in South Bend, Indiana, this is looking like it might be a game decided by the defenses. The two teams have combined for less than 100 yards on offense and only three first downs.

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