Notre Dame blows out Virginia to move to 9-1 on the season
Notre Dame took care of business vs. a shorthanded Virginia team on Saturday night.
The Fighting Irish defeated Virginia 28-3. Quarterback Jack Coan threw 3 touchdowns and running back Kyren Williams added 70 yards and another score.
Here’s highlights from Coan’s big day:
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Virginia was without the services of star quarterback Brennan Armstrong, who suffered a rib injury vs. BYU in Week 9. His status coming into this game was uncertain, but the Cavaliers opted to rest him ahead of next week’s all-important matchup with Pittsburgh.
The result was a Notre Dame defense that didn’t have any issues containing Virginia’s normally-high-powered offense. The Cavaliers gained just 278 total yards on the day and averaged 4.3 yards per play.
Backup quarterback Jay Woolfolk threw 2 key interceptions that kept Virginia from being able to make progress vs. the Fighting Irish.
Notre Dame is now 9-1 on the season and should be poised to move up in next week’s College Football Playoff rankings. No. 8 Oklahoma fell to Baylor on Saturday afternoon, so the Fighting Irish should move up at least one spot on Tuesday night.
Notre Dame hosts Georgia Tech on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET.