Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Purdue Boilermakers
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will try to continue their early- season turnaround on Saturday night, as they visit Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette for a tussle with in-state rival Purdue. After dropping their first two games this season thanks to a pair of fourth- quarter meltdowns, the Fighting Irish have gotten back on track with two straight victories. They followed a convincing win over then 15th-ranked Michigan State with a 15-12 triumph at Pittsburgh last weekend. Another win on the road would certainly add to the team’s confidence entering a key three- game homestand beginning next week against Air Force.
Purdue was idle last week. In their previous outing, the Boilermakers improved to 2-0 at home with a 59-0 rout of Southeast Missouri State. It was the largest margin of victory ever at Ross-Ade Stadium, and it also marked the Boilermakers’ first shutout win since 2004. Notre Dame has won the last three meetings with Purdue and 20 of the last 25 overall to take a 54-26-2 series lead.
The Irish have seemed to turn their season around and the Boilermakers will have a hard time containing the Irish for 4 full quarters. Take the Irish to finally get above .500.