Notre Dame gets on the board early after fake field goal

SHARE Notre Dame gets on the board early after fake field goal
Notre_Dame_fake_field_goal.jpg

Notre Dame had no intention to play it safe Saturday against Virginia.

On their first drive of the game, Notre Dame scored a touchdown on a fake field goal call.

The play was set up after Virginia declined a penalty that would have pushed Notre Dame five yards back. The penalty was declined to prevent giving Notre Dame a better angle on the field goal.

Holder DeShone Kizer flipped the ball to Durham Smythe who scampered in for the seven yard touchdown.

Head Coach Brian Kelly’s risk taking desire wasn’t over after the fake. Instead of kicking the extra point, Notre Dame went for a two-point conversion. The try came up unsuccessful.

The early decisions weren’t a sign of Kelly’s lack of trust in the team’s kicker. Justin Yoon hit a pair of field goals later in the first half to give Notre Dame a 12-0 early lead.

The Latest
Officers found the child inside the home in the 2400 block of West Street around 10 a.m. Wednesday after the father called 911, police said.
The officer was coming home from dinner when several people blocked his SUV in an alley and opened fire, authorities said.
Peoples Gas maintains that most customers’ bills would remain “largely flat” despite the $402 million rate increase they’re asking the Illinois Commerce Commission to approve.
James Crown is leading the multimillion-dollar strategy, asking CEOs to find jobs for thousands as part of an an ambitious effort to cut the number of killings in Chicago to fewer than 400 a year within five years.
Petite person fears being injured by the pets and needs the right words to use to confront their owners.