GAMEDAY College Football

Notre Dame 32, Virginia Tech 29

(AP Photo/Matt Gentry)

By HANK KURZ Jr.
AP Sports Writer

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Jonathan Doerer kicked a 48-yard field goal with 17 seconds remaining, capping a dramatic rally to give No. 14 Notre Dame a 32-29 victory over Virginia Tech.

The Fighting Irish (5-1) tied it at 29 on Jack Coan's 4-yard pass to Avery Davis and a two-point conversion completion to Kevin Austin with 2:26 left. After forcing the Hokies to punt, Coan drove them 45 yards in seven plays, and Doerer split the uprights, sparing the Fighting Irish a second straight loss.

The Hokies (3-2) had taken command with an interception return for a touchdown by Jermaine Waller and another touchdown drive started by an interception and finished with a 19-yard run by Braxton Burmeister with 3:55 to play, but Coan returned after playing just the first quarter to lead the comeback.

Freshman Tyler Buchner ran for a touchdown and threw for another for Notre Dame (4-2) after replacing Coan to start the second quarter, but his two second half interceptions both turned into Virginia Tech touchdowns.

Kyren Williams ran for 81 yards and one touchdown and caught an 8-yard pass from Buchner for another score the Irish.

Raheem Blackshear also ran for a touchdown for the Hokies and John Parker Romo kicked three field goals.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter NDVaTech
VaTech TD 3:21 Raheem Blackshear 7 yard TD run (John Parker Romo Extra Point) 0 7
Second Quarter NDVaTech
VaTech FG 10:35 John Parker Romo 19 yard field goal 0 10
ND TD 6:51 Tyler Buchner 3 yard TD run (Jonathan Doerer Extra Point) 7 10
ND TD 0:32 Kyren Williams 8 yard TD pass from Tyler Buchner (Jonathan Doerer Extra Point) 14 10
VaTech FG 0:00 John Parker Romo 52 yard field goal 14 13
Third Quarter NDVaTech
VaTech FG 8:53 John Parker Romo 26 yard field goal 14 16
ND TD 4:29 Kyren Williams 10 yard TD run (Jonathan Doerer Extra Point) 21 16
VaTech TD 0:50 Jermaine Waller 26 yard interception return for TD (Tayvion Robinson 2pt conversion attempt is NO GOOD) 21 22
Fourth Quarter NDVaTech
VaTech TD 3:55 Braxton Burmeister 19 yard TD run (John Parker Romo Extra Point) 21 29
ND TD 2:26 Avery Davis 4 yard TD pass from Jack Coan (Kevin Austin Jr. 2pt conversion attempt is GOOD) 29 29
ND FG 0:17 Jonathan Doerer 48 yard field goal 32 29
Team Stats
  Notre Dame Virginia Tech
First downs 22 20
  Rushing 9 8
  Passing 10 10
  Penalty 3 2
3rd Down Efficiency 3-12, 25% 7-16, 44%
4th down efficiency 0-0, -% 0-0, -%
Rushes-Yards 43-173 37-134
Passing Yards 221 174
Return Yards 0 192
Completions-Attempts-Int 15-26-2 16-33-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 2-12 1-10
Punts 6 6
Fumbles Lost 0-0 2-1
Penalties - Yards 7-69 5-40
Notre Dame Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
T. Buchner 6 14 113 1 2
J. Coan 9 12 108 1 0
Virginia Tech Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
B. Burmeister 14 29 171 0 1
C. Blumrick 2 4 3 0 0
Notre Dame Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
K. Williams 19 74 3.9 1
T. Buchner 12 67 5.6 1
L. Diggs 6 29 4.8 0
C. Tyree 3 14 4.7 0
J. Coan 3 -11 -3.7 0
Virginia Tech Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
B. Burmeister 10 49 4.9 1
R. Blackshear 8 35 4.4 1
C. Blumrick 5 29 5.8 0
T. Turner 2 10 5.0 0
K. King 4 8 2.0 0
M. Thomas 3 4 1.3 0
J. Holston 5 -1 -0.2 0
Notre Dame Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
K. Austin Jr. 3 70 23.3 0
A. Davis 3 64 21.3 1
B. Lenzy 2 31 15.5 0
K. Williams 5 26 5.2 1
L. Diggs 1 15 15.0 0
G. Takacs 1 15 15.0 0
Virginia Tech Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Turner 5 67 13.4 0
T. Robinson 5 53 10.6 0
R. Blackshear 2 22 11.0 0
K. Smith 2 19 9.5 0
N. Gallo 2 13 6.5 0
Notre Dame Interceptions
Player Int Yards
T. Bracy 1 0
Virginia Tech Interceptions
Player Int Yards
J. Waller 1 26
N. Peoples 1 14
Notre Dame Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Bramblett 6 293 48.8
Virginia Tech Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
P. Moore 6 294 49.0
Notre Dame Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
K. Williams 1 0 0
Virginia Tech Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Robinson 3 15 5.0
Notre Dame Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Virginia Tech Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
R. Blackshear 2 44 22.0
K. King 2 64 32.0
M. Thomas 1 14 14.0
J. Holston 1 15 15.0
Notre Dame Missed FG
Player Length
Virginia Tech Missed FG
Player Length




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