GAMEDAY College Football

Notre Dame 41, Florida State 38

By BOB FERRANTE
Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Jonathan Doerer made a 41-yard field goal in overtime and No. 9 Notre Dame escaped with a 41-38 victory after Florida State overcame an 18-point deficit.

Ryan Fitzgerald's 37-yard field-goal attempt sailed wide left to begin overtime, allowing Notre Dame to run a few plays and set up Doerer's kick.

Jack Coan completed 26 of 35 passes for 366 yards and four touchdowns in his Notre Dame debut. Coan threw touchdown passes to Michael Mayer, Kyren Williams, Kevin Austin and Joe Wilkins.

Notre Dame led 38-20 with 4:37 to go in the third quarter.

Florida State rallied to force overtime, with Jordan Travis connecting with Andrew Parchment on an 8-yard touchdown strike, Treshaun Ward scoring on a 2-yard run, and Fitzgerald tying it with a 43-yard field goal with 40 seconds left.

Milton entered the game when Travis' helmet popped off, and the UCF grad transfer quarterback fired a 22-yard strike to Ja'Khi Douglas - his first college pass since suffering a gruesome leg injury in November 2018. Ward scored his rushing touchdown to complete Milton's first drive.

Milton finished 5 of 7 for 48 yards with three rushes for 6 yards.

Florida State has lost five straight season openers.

Travis started for Florida State, throwing two touchdown passes and running for another score. But he also threw three interceptions - two to Notre Dame star safety Kyle Hamilton. The Fighting Irish capitalized all three times by scoring touchdowns.

Jashaun Corbin had an 89-yard touchdown run for Florida State.

Notre Dame athletics press release


Scoring Summary
First Quarter NDFlaSt
ND TD 12:49 Michael Mayer 41 yard TD pass from Jack Coan (Jonathan Doerer Extra Point) 7 0
FlaSt TD 5:12 Jashaun Corbin 89 yard TD run (Ryan Fitzgerald Extra Point) 7 7
Second Quarter NDFlaSt
FlaSt TD 10:05 Jordan Travis 2 yard TD run (Ryan Fitzgerald Extra Point) 7 14
ND FG 5:02 Jonathan Doerer 48 yard field goal 10 14
ND TD 2:21 Joe Wilkins Jr. 23 yard TD pass from Jack Coan (Jonathan Doerer Extra Point) 17 14
Third Quarter NDFlaSt
FlaSt TD 13:36 Ja'Khi Douglas 60 yard TD pass from Jordan Travis (2pt conversion attempt is NO GOOD) 17 20
ND TD 11:52 Kevin Austin Jr. 37 yard TD pass from Jack Coan (Jonathan Doerer Extra Point) 24 20
ND TD 7:05 Kyren Williams 6 yard TD pass from Jack Coan (Jonathan Doerer Extra Point) 31 20
ND TD 4:37 Chris Tyree 1 yard TD run (Jonathan Doerer Extra Point) 38 20
Fourth Quarter NDFlaSt
FlaSt TD 13:47 Andrew Parchment 8 yard TD pass from Jordan Travis (Keyshawn Helton 2pt conversion attempt is GOOD) 38 28
FlaSt TD 5:36 Treshaun Ward 2 yard TD run (Ryan Fitzgerald Extra Point) 38 35
FlaSt FG 0:40 Ryan Fitzgerald 43 yard field goal 38 38
OT NDFlaSt
ND FG   Jonathan Doerer 41 yard field goal 41 38
Team Stats
  Notre Dame Florida State
First downs 17 19
  Rushing 1 11
  Passing 14 8
  Penalty 2 0
3rd Down Efficiency 6-17, 35% 7-16, 44%
4th down efficiency 1-2, 50% 1-2, 50%
Rushes-Yards 35-65 48-264
Passing Yards 366 178
Return Yards 8 77
Completions-Attempts-Int 26-35-1 14-26-3
Sacks-Yards Lost 4-16 5-34
Punts 6 4
Fumbles Lost 1-0 1-0
Penalties - Yards 5-38 9-54
Notre Dame Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Coan 26 35 366 4 1
Florida State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Travis 9 19 130 2 3
M. Milton 5 7 48 0 0
Notre Dame Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
K. Williams 18 42 2.3 0
C. Tyree 7 31 4.4 1
J. Coan 9 -3 -0.3 0
Florida State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Corbin 15 144 9.6 1
T. Ward 11 76 6.9 1
L. Toafili 6 34 5.7 0
J. Travis 12 9 0.8 1
M. Milton 3 6 2.0 0
Notre Dame Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
M. Mayer 9 120 13.3 1
K. Austin Jr. 4 91 22.8 1
K. Williams 6 83 13.8 1
B. Lenzy 2 39 19.5 0
J. Wilkins Jr. 1 23 23.0 1
C. Tyree 4 10 2.5 0
Florida State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
J. Douglas 3 80 26.7 1
K. Helton 4 53 13.3 0
M. McClain 1 21 21.0 0
D. Williamson 1 12 12.0 0
A. Parchment 1 8 8.0 1
J. Corbin 3 6 2.0 0
O. Wilson 1 -2 -2.0 0
Notre Dame Interceptions
Player Int Yards
K. Hamilton 2 0
C. Lewis 1 4
Florida State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
T. Jay 1 5
Notre Dame Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Bramblett 6 236 39.3
Florida State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
A. Mastromanno 4 171 42.8
Notre Dame Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
K. Williams 1 4 4.0
Florida State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Notre Dame Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Florida State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
C. Wren 2 52 26.0
T. Jay 1 20 20.0
Notre Dame Missed FG
Player Length
Florida State Missed FG
Player Length
R. Fitzgerald 37




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