Notre Dame did its part to remain in the College Football Playoff discussion Saturday night as Jack Coan threw for 345 yards and two touchdowns to lead the sixth-ranked Fighting Irish past host Stanford 45-14 in the regular-season finale for both teams.Notre Dame’s seventh straight win, all against unranked opponents, put the Fighting Irish (11-1) in position to possibly move up in the penultimate rankings that will be released Tuesday. One of the five teams ahead of Notre Dame in the current rankings — No. 2 Ohio State — was beaten by fifth-ranked Michigan on Saturday.The Fighting Irish’s only loss came at home against fourth-ranked Cincinnati in October.Notre Dame wasted no time seizing the upper hand against Stanford (3-9, 2-7 Pac-12), driving 74 yards in five plays for a touchdown just 5:21 into the game. Coan connected with Braden Lenzy from 16 yards out for the score.The Fighting Irish made it a rout before halftime, with Coan throwing 2 yards to George Takacs for a score and Kyren Williams running 1 yard for another, bookending a 36-yard field goal by Jonathan Doerer.Down 24-0 at the half and seeking to end a six-game losing streak, Stanford got on the scoreboard on a 5-yard run by Austin Jones in the second minute of the third period. Jonathan McGill’s interception and 23-yard return to the Notre Dame 13 set up the score.Two plays after Stanford’s score, however, Coan found Kevin Austin Jr. for a 61-yard completion to the Stanford 2, setting up the quarterback’s own 1-yard plunge for a 31-7 lead.Stanford’s other TD came on a 49-yard Tanner McKee hook-up with Benjamin Yurosek with 11:44 to play. The score came in between two Notre Dame rushing scores, one from Tyler Buchner from 33 yards and the other by Williams from 12 yards with 58 seconds left.