Sayville’s Coan sparks Notre Dame’s comeback win over Virginia Tech


Notre Dame quarterback Jack Coan passed for a game-tying two-point conversion, and then led the offense on a game-winning, 45-yard field goal drive Saturday night as the Irish took down Virginia Tech, 32-29, on the road.

The Sayville great completed a 4-yard touchdown pass to receiver Avery Davis with 2:26 remaining to close Virginia Tech’s lead to 29-27, and then found Kevin Austin Jr. for the two-point conversion after a wild scramble outside the pocket.

On the game-winning drive, Coan completed 2 of 3 three passes for 35 yards, helping march the Irish from its own 25 to Virginia Tech’s 30-yard line. Jonathan Doerer kicked a 48-yard field goal with 17 seconds remaining.

Coan completed 9 of 12 passes for 108 yards. No. 14 Notre Dame is now 5-1, bouncing back from last week’s loss to 24-13 to No. 5 Cincinnati.

Coan receives a game ball from Irish Coach Brian Kelly

Notre Dame ‘s next game is Saturday, Oct. 23, at home against USC. The game will be televised on NBC at 7:30 p.m.

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