Scoring summary: Notre Dame 34, Virginia 27

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Notre Dame 34, Virginia 27

Sept. 12, 2015

At Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, Va.

Notre Dame 12 0 14 8 — 34

Virginia 0 14 0 13 — 27

FIRST QUARTER

• Notre Dame 6, Virginia 0

Score: Durham Smythe 7 pass from DeShone Kizer on fake field goal (Kizer 2-pt run fail) at 9:29.

Drive: 75 yards, 13 plays, 5 first downs, 5:31 elapsed following opening kickoff.

Key plays: C.J. Prosise 15 run; Malik Zaire 16 run.

• Notre Dame 9, Virginia 0

Score: Justin Yoon 32 field goal at 3:09.

Drive: 55 yards, 9 plays, 3 first downs, 4:21 elapsed following Virginia punt.

Key plays: Chris Brown 16 pass from Zaire; Zaire 18 rush on second-and-12.

• Notre Dame 12, Virginia 0

Score: Justin Yoon 45 field goal at :07.

Drive: 34 yards, 6 plays, 1 first down, 1:41 elapsed following Virginia punt.

Key play: Prosise 25 run.

SECOND QUARTER

• Notre Dame 12, Virginia 7

Score: Evan Butts 2 pass from Matt Johns (Ian Frye kick) at 10:54.

Drive: 75 yards, 8 plays, 3 first downs, 4:13 elapsed following Notre Dame kickoff.

Key plays: Canaan Severin 18 pass from Johns on third-and-11; Severin 38 pass from Johns.

• Virginia 14, Notre Dame 12

Score: Keeon Johnson 42 pass from Johns (Frye kick) at 3:04.

Drive: 75 plays, 7 yards, 4 first downs, 3:33 elapsed following Notre Dame turnover on downs.

Key play: Severin 5 pass from Johnson on third-and-5 one play before score.

THIRD QUARTER

• Notre Dame 19, Virginia 14

Score: Will Fuller 59 pass from Zaire (Yoon kick) at 7:04

Drive: 59 yards, 1 play, 1 first down, :08 elapsed following Virginia punt.

• Notre Dame 26, Virginia 14

Score: Prosise 24 run (Yoon kick) at :54.

Drive: 45 yards, 3 plays, 2 first downs, 1:02 elapsed following Virginia punt.

Key plays: Brown 18 pass from Zaire on first play of drive.

FOURTH QUARTER

• Notre Dame 26, Virginia 21

Score: Johns 4 run (Frye kick) at 13:42.

Drive: 75 yards, 6 plays, 3 first downs, 2:12 elapsed following Notre Dame kickoff.

Key plays: Olamide Zaccheaus 35 run; Severin 16 pass from Johns on third-and-10.

• Virginia 27, Notre Dame 26

Score: Albert Reid 1 run (Johns 2-pt pass fail) at 1:54

Drive: 80 yards, 13 plays, 5 first downs, 6:01 elapsed following Notre Dame punt.

Key plays: Severin 4 pass from Johns on fourth-and-3; Ryan Santoro 34 pass from John on third-and-15.

• Notre Dame 34, Virginia 27

Score: Fuller 39 pass from Kizer (Prosise 2-pt pass from Kizer) at :12.

Drive: 80 yards, 8 plays, 4 first downs, 1:42 elapsed following Virginia kickoff.

Key plays: Kizer 4 run on fourth-and-2; Prosise 17 pass from Kizer.

GAME DATA

Kickoff Weather: 74 degrees, cloudy and 77 percent humidity.

Officials: Referee Gary Patterson, umpire Rich McMahan, linesman Michael Kelley, line judge Deon Lawrence, back judge H. Wittelsberger, field judge Harry Tyson, side judge Tony Tarantini – ACC crew.

Attendance: 58,200.

NOTRE DAME INDIVIDUAL STATS

RUSHING: C.J. Prosise 17 rushes, 155 yards, 1 touchdown, long 25; Malik Zaire 10-87, long 39; Josh Adams 3-10, long 8; Amir Carlise 1-2, DeShone Kizer 2-1, long 4; Torii Hunter Jr. 1-(minus-2).

PASSING: Malik Zaire 7 completions, 18 attempts, 115 yards, 1 touchdown, long 59; DeShone Kizer 8-12, 92 yards, 2 touchdowns, long 39.

RECEIVING: Will Fuller 5 catches, 124 yards, 2 touchdowns, long 59; Chris Brown 3-41, long 18; C.J. Prosise 3-20, long 17; Amir Carlisle 2-4, long 6; Corey Robinson 1-11, Durham Smythe 1-7, 1 touchdown.

PUNTING: Tyler Newsome 4 punts, 223 yards (55.8 average), long 62.

FIELD GOALS: Justin Yoon 2-3 (made 32, 45 yards, missed 34 yards).

KICKOFF RETURNS: Amir Carlisle 2-35, long 20.

PUNT RETURNS: C.J. Sanders 4-48, long 30.

INTERCEPTIONS: None.

FUMBLE RETURNS: Romeo Okwara 1-0.

TACKLES: Jaylon Smith 11, Elijah Shumate 10, KeiVarae Russell 9, Isaac Rochell 7, Joe Schmidt 6, Cole Luke 5, Daniel Cage 3, Devin Butler 3, Max Redfield 3, Drue Tranquill 3, James Onwualu 3, Romeo Okwara 2, Matthias Farley 1, Andrew Trumbetti 1, Sheldon Day 1, Nick Coleman 1.

TACKLES FOR LOSSES: Jaylon Smith 2.5-8, KeiVarae Russell 1-11, Isaac Rochell 1-4, Sheldon Day 1-3, Drue Tranquill 0.5-2.

SACKS: KeiVarae Russell 1-11.

VIRGINIA INDIVIDUAL STATS

RUSHING: Taquan Mizzell 18 rushes, 66 yards, long 25; Olamide Zaccheaus 2-39, long 35; Albert Reid 5-23, 1 touchdown, long 16; Matt Johns 5-(minus-1), 1 touchdown, long 4.

PASSING: Matt Johns 26 completions, 38 attempts, 289 yards, 2 touchdowns, long 42.

RECEIVING: Canaan Severin 11 catches, 153 yards, long 38; Albert Reid 4-14, long 12; Taquan Mizzell 4-10, long 6; Keeon Johnson 2-46, 1 touchdown, long 42; Olamide Zaccheaus 2-25, long 15; Ryan Santoro 1-34; Charlie Hopkins 1-5; Evan Butts 1-2.

PUNTING: Nicholas Conte 5 punts, 235 yards (47.2 average), long 59.

FIELD GOALS: Ian Frye 0-1 (missed 43 yards).

KICKOFF RETURNS: Taquan Mizzell 4-51, long 16.

PUNT RETURNS: Maurice Canady 1-11.

INTERCEPTIONS: None.

FUMBLE RETURNS: None.

TACKLES: Kelvin Rainey 8, Quin Blanding 8, Mike Moore 8, Tim Harris 5, Micah Kiser 5, Trent Corney 5, Wilfred Wahee 3, Maurce Canady 3, Kwontie Moore 3, Zach Bradshaw 3, Chris Peace 2, Andre Miles-Redmond 2, David Dean 2, Andrew Brown 1, LaChaston Smith 1, Mark Hall 1, Demetrious Nicholson 1, Vincent Croce 1, Mason Thomas 1, Divante Walker 1, Malcolm Cook 1.

TACKLES FOR LOSSES: Mike Moore 1-2, Tim Harris 1-2, Micah Kiser 1.5-4, Maurice Canady 1-2, Andre Miles-Redmont 0.5-1.

SACKS: Micah Kiser 1.5-4, Mike Moore 0.5-2.

TEAM STATISTICS

 NOTRE DAMEVIRGINIA
FIRST DOWNS 2022 
Rushing 124
Passing 16
Penalty 2
RUSHING YARDAGE 253 127
Yards Gained 262145 
Yards Lost 918 
Attempts 34 30
Average per rush 7.4 4.2
PASSING YARDAGE 207289
Comp-Att-Int 15-30-026-38-0 
Average per catch 13.8 11.1
TOTAL OFFENSE460416
Total Plays64 68
Average per play 7.26.1
RETURN YARDS 8362
Int. Returns 0-00-0
Kickoff Returns 2-354-51
Punt Returns 4-481-11
FUMBLES-LOST 0-01-1
PENALTIES-YARDS 4-409-55
PUNTS-YARDS 4-2245-236
Average per punt 55.847.2
TIME OF POSSESSION26:3733:23
3RD-DOWN CONV0-of-106-of-14
4TH-DOWN CONV 2-of-31-of-1
SACKS-BY YARDS 1-112-6

Notre Dame Head Coach Brian Kelly leads his team out of the tunnel before the Fighting Irish's 34-27 win over Virginia Saturday, September 12, 2015 in Charlottesville. SBT Photo / BECKY MALEWITZ