South Bend, IN (Sports Network) - Nate Whitaker connected on all five of his field goal attempts and two-way player Owen Marecic scored on consecutive plays from scrimmage in the fourth quarter, as No. 16 Stanford cruised past offense-starved Notre Dame, 37-14.
Andrew Luck threw for 238 yards on 19-of-32 throws with a touchdown toss to Coby Fleener for the Cardinal (4-0), who snapped their seven-game skid at Notre Dame Stadium and are off to their best start since 1986.
Luck also threw his first two interceptions on the year but helped Stanford convert 11-of-16 third down tries.
Stepfan Taylor amassed 139 yards from scrimmage in the win.
Dayne Crist completed just 25-of-44 throws for 304 yards with a touchdown and interception for Notre Dame (1-3), which was coming off last-second defeats at the hands of Michigan and Michigan State, the latter coming in overtime.
The Fighting Irish have now lost 11 straight games to top-20 opponents.