WATCH: Kizer threads the needle for Notre Dame game-winning TD to Will Fuller
Oct 31, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback DeShone Kizer (14) celebrates with teammates after a touchdown against the Temple Owls during the first quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports
Notre Dame needed a big throw from its quarterback, and DeShone Kizer delivered.
With the Fighting Irish trailing Temple 20-17 and the clock winding down, the redshirt freshman signal-caller zipped a pass to go-to receiver Will Fuller, who hauled it in in the end zone for a 17-yard touchdown that put ND on top of the Owls 24-20 with 2:09 left.
Fuller had slipped behind the cornerback and the safety wasn’t able to make a play on the ball, leaving Fuller to do the rest and Notre Dame fans to celebrate.
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Earlier in the same drive, Kizer stood tall in the pocket and found tight end Alize Jones for a big 45-yard catch that got the Irish into scoring territory.