PALO ALTO, CA – NOVEMBER 25: Head coach Brian Kelly of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish shakes hands with head coach David Shaw of the Stanford Cardinal after they game at Stanford Stadium on November 25, 2017 in Palo Alto, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)We’ve hit the half in South Bend. As expected, Notre Dame and Stanford are locked in a tight battle.The 8th-ranked Fighting Irish lead the 7th-ranked Cardinal 21-14 at intermission. Notre Dame scored late in the second quarter to take the lead.Making his second-straight start for ND, Ian Book looks sharp, throwing for 199 yards and two touchdowns on 12-of-14 passing. He found Nic Weishar and Chase Claypool for scores.Meanwhile, running back Dexter Williams is making his first appearance of the year after serving a four-game suspension. He’s carried nine times for 99 yards, including a 45-yard touchdown.For Stanford, stars Bryce Love and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside are doing what they do best. Both have scored touchdowns for the Cardinal.Who will win this game? ESPN’s Probability Index is heavily for Notre Dame.The second half of Notre Dame-Stanford is coming up. You can watch on NBC.A win for the Fighting Irish would almost certainly vault them up a spot or two in the polls.