Notre Dame rode into Charlottesville Saturday night for the second time ever. It was their third matchup on the football field all-time against the University of Virginia. The Irish have won the last two. #7 Notre Dame had to keep their winning streak alive to give themselves a shot at making the national playoff.
Jack Coan (15/20 132 yards 3 td’s 1 int) threw 3 touchdowns which helped to extend Notre Dame’s winning streak against ACC teams to 23 games. In the first quarter Coan connect with Michael Mayer for a 6-yard TD to put ND on the board 7-0. In the second, Braden Lenzy caught a 4-yard pass from Coan and dove over the pile to put ND up 14-0.
UVA was playing without their star QB Brennan Armstrong who suffered a rib injury two weeks ago against BYU. Jay Woolfolk took the snaps Saturday night as a true freshman. Woolfolk went 18-33 for 196 yards and 2 interceptions. He was no match for Notre Dame’s strong front defensive line, as he was sacked 7 times.
Kyren Williams (14 carries 70 yards 1 td) helped the Irish for a 22-yard TD with 4:33 left in the first half putting the Irish up 21-0.
The Irish Defense continued to hold strong only giving up 278 total yards. Coan connected with Kevin Austin with 1:41 left in the third for a 15-yard TD to put the Irish up 28-0.
UVA got on the board in the fourth with a 34-yard field goal from Brendan Farrell for the final score of the game.
Notre Dame is now 9-1 on the season after their 28-3 over the Cavaliers. Virginia dropped to 6-4 on the season.