Notre Dame found a way to win yet again, with quarterback DeShone Kizer completing a 40-yard pass to Will Fuller with 12 seconds left to give his team a 34-27 win. Kizer replaced the injured Malik Zaire earlier in the game.
Notre Dame gave up a 26-14 lead to the Cavaliers and were down 27-26 with just 1:54 remaining in the game. Kizer led the Fighting Irish down for a touchdown and a victory.
Kizer finished 8 of 12 passing with 92 yards and two touchdowns and he ran for a third. Zaire was 7 of 18 passing with 115 yards and a touchdown before exiting the game. He also ran for 87 yards on 10 attempts. Will Fuller caught five passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns.