Notre Dame Grabs Miracle Last-Second Win With Backup QB Vs. Virginia (Video)

2,971
Notre Dame football

Photo via The Notre Dame Leprechaun celebrates after the Notre Dame Fighting Irish scored a touchdown in the first quarter against the Virginia Cavaliers at Scott Stadium.

Notre Dame needed a miracle, and that’s exactly what it got.

It appeared Virginia would upset the Fighting Irish after the Cavaliers took a one-point lead with 1:54 remaining in Saturday’s game. That meant Notre Dame needed to march the length of the field to set up at least a field-goal try with backup quarterback DeShone Kizer under center.

The Fighting Irish didn’t need a field goal, though, because Kizer found Will Fuller open for a 39-yard touchdown with just 12 seconds remaining.

That proved to be the difference in a 34-27 Notre Dame win.

Let’s check out how Virginia fans handled this epic loss.

That looks about right.

While the Irish celebrated the win, they weren’t exactly happy, either. Malik Zaire, their starting QB, broke his right ankle in the game and will be out for the season.

Thumbnail photo via Matt Cashore/USA TODAY Sports Images

TMZ logo

© 2018 NESN

Partner of USATODAY Sports Digital Properties