ND Pulls Off Thrilling 34-27 Victory against Virginia

ND Pulls Off Thrilling 34-27 Victory against Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Notre Dame keeps winning games in exciting fashion with new players stepping up.

Quarterback DeShone Kizer came in for the injured Malik Zaire and threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Will Fuller with 12 seconds left Saturday as the No. 9 Irish beat Virginia 34-27.

The stunning victory was ”bittersweet,” Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly said. Zaire will miss the rest of the season with a fractured ankle, making it the second week in a row that a player expected to help carry the offense went down and his replacement stepped in and starred.

”Now, Deshone has to run our football team and we feel good about it,” Kelley said.

”He’s got great weapons around him and we saw that tonight,” Kelly said.

The Fighting Irish (2-0) lost top running back Tarean Folston last week against Texas, and found a strong backup in C.J. Prosise, who ran for 155 yards, including a 24-yard touchdown, against Virginia.

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