Notre Dame-Virginia: The Last Time…

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The last time Notre Dame traveled to Virginia was just the second week of the 2015 season. The Irish were 1-0 after a thrashing of Texas and taking on a Virgina squad who had lost by three scores at UCLA to start the year.

It was one of those games you hate as a fan. Starting quarterback Malik Zaire broke his ankle in the third quarter and DeShone Kizer entered to help complete the victory. Kizer’s first play was a handoff that C. J. Prosise took 24-yards for a touchdown to stretch the Irish lead to 26-14.

But it wasn’t over because that’s just the way life is as a Notre Dame fan. Virginia scored on their next possession to get within five, Kizer struggled on back-to-back possessions for Notre Dame, and the Cavaliers eventually took the lead with under two minutes to play after a six minute drive.

Notre Dame got the ball back with under two minutes to play, converted a fourth down, and then got into Virginia territory with 44 seconds to play.

After a short pass to Prosise resulted in the clock dwindling down to just 20 seconds before the ball was finally snapped, Kizer found Fuller for a stunning game-saving touchdown pass.

If you don’t remember just how crazy the lead up to that pass was with the clock running then take a watch below:

That was the first game Notre Dame ever played in the state of Virginia. With two wins at Virginia Tech since, the Irish look to move to 4-0 all-time in the Commonwealth State on Saturday night in Charlottesville.

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