Notre Dame football shuts out Georgia Tech: A look at the highlights, scores from Saturday

Bryce Houston
ND Insider

On Senior Day at Notre Dame Stadium Saturday, this Fighting Irish football team has the opportunity to punctuate an historic era in the storied program.

A win over Georgia Tech (3-8) would secure a 10-win season for AP No. 6/CFP No. 8 Notre Dame (10-1), its fifth straight and sixth in seven seasons. Both accomplishments under head coach Brian Kelly would be firsts in program history.

Lou Holtz guided the Irish to 10-wins or more in five of six seasons between 1988-1993, including three is a row from 1991-93. The only other ND coach to have consecutive 10-win seasons was Ara Parseghian in 1973-74.

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Notre Dame defeats Georgia Tech 55-0, on Senior Day

After Notre Dame scored its most first half points since 2017, there was no looking back.

Jack Coan finished the game 15-of-20 for 285 passing yards and two touchdowns. Running backs Kyren Williams and Logan Diggs logged in a combined 63 rushing yards and four touchdowns.

The defense was also a force to be reckoned with, scoring two touchdowns, with its second coming from Notre Dame’s senior captain Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa.

5:03pm — A Senior Day defensive score by Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa

Jordan Yates sacked by Isaiah Foskey for a loss of 18 yards Jordan Yates fumbled, recovered by Notre Dame Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa, return for a TD with 6:38 left in the 3rd quarter. Notre Dame 55, Georgia Tech 0 

4:54pm— Doerer tacks on another, padding Notre Dame's second half lead

Notre dame kicker Jonathan Doerer hits a 26-yard field goal. Notre Dame 48, Georgia Tech 0 

4:49pm— Tyler Buchner takes over for Jack Coan

Notre Dame freshman quarterback Tyler Buchner puts on the burners for a 68-yard run after taking over for Jack Coan.

4:15pm —  The Fighting Irish lead 45-0 at halftime

The Fighting Irish have not let up on the gas since opening kickoff. 

Jack Coan is 15-of-18 for 285 passing yards and two touchdowns. Running backs Kyren Williams and Logan Diggs are also adding to Notre Dame’s domination. The two have combined for 63 yards on the ground and four touchdowns.

Arguably the biggest highlight from the first half was Jack Kiser’s interception return for a touchdown. Marking his second defensive touchdown on the season and a reflection of a Fighting Irish defense that has only given up 117 total yards (80 passing, 37 rushing) to Georgia Tech in the first half.

4:06pm —  Notre Dame is having a field day against Georgia Tech

Fighting Irish running back Kyren Williams finds the endzone for a second time today, this time its a 1-yard touchdown run. Notre Dame 45, Georgia Tech 0 

3:47pm —  The Fighting Irish continue to dominate halfway through the second

The freshman finds the endzone again. Running back Logan Diggs catches a 20-yard touchdown pass. He now has two touchdowns on the day. Notre Dame 38, Georgia Tech 0 

3:37pmNotre Dame finds the endzone again, this time with Logan Diggs

Notre Dame freshman running back Logan Diggs adds to the Fighting Irish first half lead with a 5-yard touchdown run. Notre Dame 31, Georgia Tech 0 

3:22pm — Michael Mayer with the 52-yard touchdown catch, ND up 24-0.

For his seventh touchdown on the year, Michael Mayer reels in a 52-yard touchdown catch from Jack CoanNotre Dame 24, Georgia Tech 0 

Notre Dame’s Michael Mayer (87) makes a catch for a touchdown during the Notre Dame vs. Georgia Tech NCAA football game Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend.

3:10pm — Notre Dame adds to first quarter lead with a Williams TD run, 17-0

Fighting Irish running back Kyren Williams runs it in for an easy 9-yard touchdown. Notre Dame 17, Georgia Tech 0 

Notre Dame’s Kyren Williams (23) and Georgia Tech's Tariq Carpenter (2) exchange uncalled face masks during the Notre Dame vs. Georgia Tech NCAA football game Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021 at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend.

2:52pm— Georgia Tech QB Jordan Yates intercepted by Jack Kiser, 10-0.

And with his second defensive touchdown on the season, Jack Kiser takes the interception to the house for a Fighting Irish score. Notre Dame 10, Georgia Tech 0 

2:45pm— Notre Dame on the board first with Doerer field goal, 3-0.

Notre Dame kicker Jonathan Doerer nails a 41-yard field goal to put the Fighting Irish up 3-0. 

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