Did Gerhart get a break vs. a bad defense?

How many times did you hear commentators and media folk mention how bad Notre Dame's defense was Saturday before, during and after Toby Gerhart pummeled the Fighting Irish for 205 yards and three touchdowns in Stanford's 45-38 victory?

My estimate: 3.2 million times. Plus or minus.

No doubt the Notre Dame defense is bad. It's ranked 87th in the nation.

But just imagine if Gerhart had faced, say, the nation's 107th-ranked defense. Or its 108th-ranked defense.

Just saying.