Notre Dame quarterback Jack Coan tossed five touchdown passes and threw for a Fiesta Bowl record 509 yards in the Irish’s 37-35 loss to Oklahoma State on New Year’s Day.
The graduate transfer threw a whopping 68 passes, completing 38 of them, with one interception. His fifth touchdown completion with just over a minute left in the game allowed No. 5 Notre Dame to inch closer to the Cowboys, who had scored 30 consecutive points during a furious comeback that began with less than a minute to play in the first half.
Notre Dame (11-2) was unable to recover its onside kick attempt, and No. 9 Oklahoma (12-2) ran out the remaining seconds on the clock.
Oklahoma State’s offense and its up-tempo approach mad life difficult for the Irish throughout the second half. The Cowboys had 605 total yards — 371 passing and 234 rushing.
It was a different story in the first, as the Irish sprinted out to a 28-7 lead, with Coan of Sayville throwing for four touchdowns and more than 300 yards.
Below is coverage of the first half.
First half went well for Coan and the Irish
This was Cone’s one and only season under center for Notre Dame. The 2017 Sayville High School graduate transferred to Notre Dame from Wisconsin, where he used up his other three years of playing eligibility.
Coan will play in college football’s East-West Shrine Bowl on Feb. 3 in Las Vegas.
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