Notre Dame football at Virginia Tech: 3 things we learned in Week 6

BLACKSBURG, VA - OCTOBER 09: Jack Coan #17 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish scrambles to avoid a diving tackle attempt of Chamarri Conner #1 of the Virginia Tech Hokies during the second half of the game at Lane Stadium on October 9, 2021 in Blacksburg, Virginia. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
BLACKSBURG, VA - OCTOBER 09: Jack Coan #17 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish scrambles to avoid a diving tackle attempt of Chamarri Conner #1 of the Virginia Tech Hokies during the second half of the game at Lane Stadium on October 9, 2021 in Blacksburg, Virginia. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /
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BLACKSBURG, VA – OCTOBER 09: Jack Coan #17 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish attempts a pass against the Virginia Tech Hokies during the first half of the game at Lane Stadium on October 9, 2021, in Blacksburg, Virginia. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
BLACKSBURG, VA – OCTOBER 09: Jack Coan #17 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish attempts a pass against the Virginia Tech Hokies during the first half of the game at Lane Stadium on October 9, 2021, in Blacksburg, Virginia. (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

The Notre Dame football team goes into the bye week on a high note, and here are three things we learned in the win against Virginia Tech.

In another nail-biting victory, the Notre Dame football team went into Lane Stadium and beat the Virginia Tech Hokies in Week 6. It was not easy, and at times it looked like loss No. 2 was on the way, but in the end, the Irish had just enough firepower to leave a tough environment with their fifth win.

Here are three things we learned in the matchup on Saturday night.

Notre Dame football at Virginia Tech: 3 things we learned

Jack Coan is clutch when it counts

It has been a crazy season for Jack Coan as the starting quarterback at Notre Dame, as he has set records, been pulled from games, and has looked completely lost at times. On Saturday night, he was once again pulled from the game early on, as Tyler Buchner came in, and led the team to two touchdown drives before the half.

In the second half, Buchner went down with an injury and stepped Coan, showing some late-game magic. He once again put the Irish on his back and delivered when it counted, adding to his interesting first, and only season in South Bend.

Now, if he could only play that way for four quarters, there would be no musical chairs at quarterback for the Irish.