October 24, 1964 - The Defensive Stalwart

By Olson

New Coach Ara Parseghian and his undefeated (4-0) Irish put on a show-both offensively and defensively.

The Indians had come into the game with the Nation's leading rusher-Ray Handley.

At halftime, Stanford had 31 total yds, no first downs, and had not crossed mid-field. ND led 15-0

At game's end the Indians had a total of 56 yds total offense. ND had 482 yds.

Irish QB John Huarte completed 21 of 37 passes and End Jack Snow caught 8 passes. Irish HB Bill 'Muscle Face' Wolski rushed for 102 yd on 18 carries and 3 TDs, and also caught two Huarte passes for an additional 60 yds.

The Indians' reserves finally scored late of the Irish defensive reserves. The Stanford td was set up when ND reserve QB Sandy Bonvechio threw an interception that gave the Indians the ball at the ND 32.

FINAL Notre Dame Fighting Irish 28 Stanford Indians 6

In 1988 Notre Dame renewed the series with Stanford, only by '88 this opponent now went by the name 'Cardinal'.

Keywords: football, stanford, ara parseghian, john huarte, jack snow, bill wolski, sandy bonvechio

Posted On: 2013-11-30 00:15:02 by Olson


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