Halftime: Stanford 16, Notre Dame 6

Maybe the Stanford defense is for real?

The Cardinal turned in a workmanlike first-half performance at Notre Dame and lead 16-6.

The big news? Andrew Luck threw his first interception -- off a tipped pass from his own player -- though he also tossed his 11th TD.

The other big news? Stanford's defense continues to play well. It sacked quarterback Dayne Crist three times -- and hit him four other times -- while holding the Irish to just 23 yards rushing.