Live updates: Notre Dame beats Virginia 28-3

Scott Horner
ND Insider

Notre Dame (8-1) puts its outside shot at the College Football Playoff and realistic chance at a New Year's Six Bowl on the line against Virginia (6-3), the No. 1 offense for total yards in nation.

Adding to the challenge of being on the road at Charlottesville for the Irish (ranked No. 7 AP/No. 8 CFP) is the fact they will be without their best player, All-American safety Kyle Hamilton. 

ND Insider beat writers @EHansenNDI, @TJamesNDI and @tnoieNDI are covering the game and will have complete postgame coverage.

In the meantime, you can enjoy live updates from game right here. Be sure to hit REFRESH 

Who's out:Notre Dame starters White, Tagovailoa-Amosa sidelined with illnesses 

10:50 p.m. —  Notre Dame beats Virginia 28-3 

Notre Dame moves to 9-1 and may move up in the College Football Playoff with Oklahoma's loss. 

Jack Coan passes for 3 touchdowns — to Braden Lenzy, Michael Mayer and Kevin Austin — before Tyler Buchner finishes up. Mayer has 7 catches for 84 yards.

Kyren Williams rushes for 70 yards and a touchdown.

Notre Dame's defense attacked Virginia quarterback Jay Woolfolk from start to finish, sacking him 8 times. (This tweet was from mid fourth quarter.)

10:25 p.m. — Notre Dame drive ends in turnover 

The Irish reach the red zone — helped by a terrific Michael Mayer catch — before a missed handoff becomes a turnover with 8:13 remaining. Here's the Mayer catch. 

10:15 p.m. — Virginia gets on the board 

Brendan Farrell kicks a 34-yard field goal with 12:16 left. The Cavaliers are up to 239 total ya Notre Dame 28, Virginia 3 

10:05 p.m. — Notre Dame extends its lead 

Jack Coan hits Kevin Austin from 15 yards with 1:41 left in the third quarter. Key play: Braden Lenzy's 31-yard reverse. Notre Dame 28, Virginia 0 

10 p.m. — Notre Dame snuffs out a Virginia drive 

Riley Mills sacks quarterback Jay Woolfolk on fourth down to keep Virginia off the scoreboard late in the third quarter. 

9:30 p.m. — Virginia is still blanked 

The Cavaliers miss a 44-yard field goal attempt on their first drive of the second half. 

9:05 p.m. — Notre Dame leads 21-0 at halftime 

Notre Dame's Ramon Henderson has a late interception to squelch any Virginia hopes of scoring. 

Jack Coan is 11-of-14 for 101 yards and two touchdowns, to Braden Lenzy and Michael Mayer. Kyren Williams has 11 carries for 65 yards and a touchdown. 

Virginia has been held to 92 yards — 46 passing, 46 rushing. 

8:50 p.m. — Notre Dame is rolling 

Kyren Williams runs in from 22 yards with 4:33 left in the second quarter. Williams 65 rushing yards, 61 of them coming after contact. Notre Dame 21, Virginia 0 

8:35 p.m. — Virigina's odd trick play fails 

The Cavaliers set up for a field goal on fourth-and-12 from the Notre Dame 37. The kicker goes into a receiving formation and the holder, also the quarterback, looks to pass. His run comes up short. Irish ball. 

Nov 13, 2021; Charlottesville, Virginia, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish tight end Michael Mayer (87) celebrates after scoring a touchdown Fighting Irish quarterback Drew Pyne (10) and Fighting Irish tight end Kevin Bauman (84) against the Virginia Cavaliers during the first quarter at Scott Stadium.

8:25 p.m. — Notre Dame leads Virginia 14-0 

Jack Coan hits Braden Lenzy on a screen for a 4-yard touchdown with 14:11 left in the second quarter. The Irish have 82 yards passing and 75 yards rushing. Virginia has 9 total yards. Notre Dame 14, Virginia 0 

8:20 p.m. — Logan Diggs soars for a big gain 

Notre Dame's running back hurdles a Virginia defender and gains 26 yards. 

8:10 p.m. — Notre Dame leads Virginia 7-0 

Jack Coan hits Michael Mayer for a 6-yard touchdown with 4:53 left in the first quarter. The Irish convert a fourth-down play from the 21 on this drive. Kyren Williams has 36 rushing yards. Notre Dame 7, Virginia 0 

7:55 p.m. — Notre Dame fails on downs 

The Irish drive to Virginia's 21 but Jack Coan's fourth-down sneak doesn't get a first down. Coan was 4-of-5 for 35 yards on the drive. 


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