In-Game Highlights: Malik Zaire Throws, Runs for TDs for Notre Dame

Malik Zaire - Notre Dame QB vs. LSU
Notre Dame Fighting Irish quarterback Malik Zaire (8) celebrates with receiver Will Fuller (7) after a touchdown during the first half against the LSU Tigers in the Music City Bowl at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Malik Zaire’s first career start has started with touchdown drives on two of the first three offensive drives of the game for the Fighting Irish. Watch both plays below as the Irish and Tigers battle back and forth in the Music City Bowl.

Zaire marched the Irish down the field on the game’s first drive that he capped off with a 12 yard touchdown pass to Will Fuller.  The touchdown was Fuller’s 15th of the season which ties him with Jeff Samardzija and Golden Tate for the single season Notre Dame record with 15.

Malik Zaire’s first career touchdown pass to Will Fuller.

Two drives later Zaire was back at it with a 7 yard touchdown run after Everett Golson entered the game for a few snaps. Unfortunately Notre Dame was not able to keep the lead either time and the Irish with LSU returning the ensuing kickoff for a touchdown.

Malik Zaire’s 7 yard touchdown run vs. LSU


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  1. Thanks, Les, for not going for it! I’d bet the LSU O would’ve picked up 2 yards easy against the ND D. A 40 yard FG for LSU is less certain than making a 4th and 2 for their O.

    Way to go Les!

    Let’s go on an 8 minute TD drive and hope the D can make a stop!

    Go Irish!

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