The Notre Dame football team switched to Tyler Buchner for a series in the first half, leading to a touchdown, but will he start the second half.
The Notre Dame football team went into their matchup against Toledo looking to make a statement, this after a close victory against Florida State last Sunday night. However, the offense started strong once again but then went stagnant, as they allowed the Rockets to hang in with them throughout the first half.
With the score sitting at 7-6 in favor of the Irish, the coaching staff decided to roll the dice, calling on true freshman Tyler Buchner to kickstart the offense. Buchner responded in a big way, leading the Irish to their second touchdown of the first half, thanks to his work with his arm, and his legs.
After the touchdown drive, the Irish went right back to Jack Coan, who once again led the Irish to no points. Toledo would take over, and drive the length of the field, kicking their third field goal of the first half. When the Irish got the ball back, Coan threw a terrible interception for a pick-six, giving the Rockets the halftime lead.
At this point, you have to ask the question: Who starts the second half at quarterback?
Notre Dame football should go with Buchner in the second half
It was clear that the offense had their best drive with Buchner under center, and he can do things with the football in his hands that Jack Coan cannot. The Irish were balanced and had the Toledo Rockets on their heels that entire drive, so it would make sense to give Buchner another go-around once the second half kicks off.
Sure, Notre Dame could go back to Jack Coan for the Purdue game, and I could be wrong here, but I believe Buchner should start the second half. The offense had more spark with him under center, but that decision will come from Brian Kelly and Tommy Rees at halftime.