Sayville’s Coan ‘nearly perfect’ so far for Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl


As ESPN play-by-play announcer Bob Wischusen put it, Notre Dame quarterback Jack Coan “has been nearly perfect” in the first half of today’s Playstation Fiesta Bowl in Arizona.

The graduate transfer from Sayville has already thrown four touchdown passes, completing 24 of 33 passes for 342 yards. No. 5 Notre Dame (11-1) leads No. 9 Oklahoma State 28-14 at halftime.

Coan’s 29-yard scoring strike to Lorenzo Styles Jr. on the game’s opening possession had the Irish up 7-0 over less than two minutes into the contest. Later in the first quarter, the 2017 Sayville High School graduate, facing a full blitz from the Cowboy defense, connected on a screenplay with Chris Tyree for a 53-yard touchdown, giving the Irish a 14-0 lead.

Here’s the touchdown pass that gave the Irish a quick lead.

Early in the second quarter, Coan tossed a 16-yard touchdown pass, this time finding tight end Michael Mayer in the end zone. He linked up with Mayer for yet another score later in the quarter, leaving Notre Dame up 28-7 with 1:16 left in the first half.

Below is the first of the two touchdown passes Coan threw to Mayer.

This is Coan’s first and last season as the signal caller at Notre Dame. Following the regular season, Coan was named Notre Dame’s offensive player of the year.

As a starter with Wisconsin during the 2019 season, Coan helped lead the Badgers to an appearance in the Rose Bowl. He also started for Wisconsin in the 2018’s Pinstripe Bowl, played in Yankee Stadium.

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