Notre Dame quarterback Malik Zaire (8) leaps over Virginia defenders during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015, in Charlottesville, Va. (AP Photo/Andrew Shurtleff)
Andrew Shurtleff
September 12, 2015

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) Quarterback Malik Zaire is out for the season after fracturing his right ankle in the third quarter of No. 9 Notre Dame's last-minute 34-27 win over Virginia on Saturday.

Zaire gained 3 yards on a designed run and was helped to the sideline, then taken away in a cart. Coach Brian Kelly announced Zaire was done of the year after the game.

DeShone Kizer replaced Zaire and C.J. Prosise ran 24 yards for a touchdown on the next play. Prosise replaced Tarean Folston, who was knocked out for the season last week with a knee injury.

Kizer rallied the Fighting Irish in the fourth quarter and completed a go-ahead 39-yard touchdown pass to Will Fuller with 12 seconds left.

Zaire was 7 of 18 passing for 115 yards, including a 59-yard touchdown to Fuller. He ran 10 times for 87 yards.


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This story has been corrected to note Kizer's touchdown pass to Fuller was 39 yards, not 40, according to updated stats.

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