After the two teams' first meeting at the 1925 Rose Bowl, they did not play each other again until 1942. They did not meet again until playing two games in 1963 and 1964. Those four games were the only games before the modern series began. Notre Dame and Stanford have played the modern series annually since 1988 (except in 1995 and 1996).
As of 2013, Notre Dame leads the series 18–10. The Fighting Irish hold the longest win-streak in the series, with 7 wins from 2002–2008. The Cardinal's longest win streak was 3 wins from 2009–2011. The back-to-back wins in 2009 and 2010 are the school's first consecutive victories in the series Notre Dame is 11–3 at home while Stanford is 7–6 at home. Notre Dame won the only game played at a neutral site at the 1925 Rose Bowl. Notre Dame victories are shaded ██ blue. Stanford victories are shaded ██ cardinal.
^The first Stanford win since 2001
The start of Stanford's first three-game winning streak
Notre Dame fires Coach Charlie Weis two days later
^Stanford's first back-to-back win in the series
#16 Stanford defeated unranked Notre Dame
The largest margin of victory for Stanford in the series
^Second time both teams were ranked entering the game
^Third time both teams were ranked entering the game. Notre Dame forced overtime on a field goal with 20 seconds left after their drive was extended by Tyler Eifert drawing a pass-interference call on Terrence Brown. In OT, Irish quarterback Tommy Rees, replacing an injured Everett Golson, connected with T. J. Jones for a touchdown. Stanford had a chance to tie to force a second overtime, but after four straight runs by Stanford RB Stepfan Taylor, his final effort was ruled short of the goal line. The last play was reviewed and upheld, though the ruling met with controversy after the game.
^Fourth time both teams were ranked entering the game