Notre Dame's Kyren Williams scores spectacular 91-yard TD to go up double digits over North Carolina
Notre Dame needed a big play, and it got one.
After UNC quarterback Sam Howell pinned the Fighting Irish deep with a pooch punt early in the fourth quarter on Saturday, it didn’t take long for Notre Dame to put points on the board.
One snap, a vicious stiff arm and a few timely down-field blocks was all Kyren Williams needed.
Williams ended up making a house call to put Notre Dame up 38-28 in the final stanza. Here’s the play:
Kyren Williams puts Notre Dame up by 11 pic.twitter.com/7nY8xaNhW7
— Saturday Road (@SaturdayRoad) October 31, 2021
Notre Dame scored again shortly thereafter thanks to good field position from a Howell interception.
That sequence could seal the win for Notre Dame, who is trying to move to 7-1 on the season and stay in the College Football Playoff hunt. Its only loss so far this year came vs. No. 2 Cincinnati.
According to InsideCarolina, Williams’ run is the longest for a UNC opponent in program history.
Kyren Williams' 91-yard touchdown run is the longest run by an opponent in UNC football history.
— InsideCarolina (@InsideCarolina) October 31, 2021
Notre Dame hosts Navy next week at 3:30 p.m. ET.