Con 1:13 para ir al juego, los Fighting Irish estaban abajo 29-24 y Coan estaba volviendo a colocar su dedo en su lugar por un entrenador. He then rushed back to the huddle appearing to be just fine and he threw the game-winning touchdown pass to tight end Michael Mayer.
Mayer scored and the crowd went wild. Notre Dame won the game 32-29.
Coan finished the game 21-for-33 with 239 passing yards and two touchdown passes. Notre Dame running back Kyren Williams rushed for 78 yards on 16 carries. Mayer finished with seven catches for 81 yards and two touchdowns. Chris Tyree had two catches for 63 yards and one touchdown.
Toledo quarterback Carter Bradley was 17-for-27 with 213 yardas de paso. Devin Maddox had nine catches for 135 yardas. Bryant Koback rushed for 122 yards on 21 carries and had a touchdown while Dequan Finn had two rushes for 24 yardas y un touchdown. Chris McDonald returned an interception for a touchdown.
No. 8 Notre Dame is now 2-0 to start the 2021 temporada. Toledo is 1-1.