Notre Dame vs Purdue: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

Connor KillorenSenior Analyst IOctober 1, 2011

PITTSBURGH, PA - SEPTEMBER 24:  Cierre Wood #20 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish carries the ball against the Pittsburgh Panthers during the game on September 24, 2011 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The Irish defeated the Panthers 15-12.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
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Notre Dame 38, Purdue 10 -- FINAL

Notre Dame takes on in-state rival Purdue on Saturday night as the Fighting Irish continue what they hope will be a resurgence to their season.

After starting the year at 0-2, the Irish have notched victories over then-nationally ranked Michigan State and, last week, at Pittsburgh.

The former was impressive; the latter was ugly. Nonetheless, they both go into the books as a "W," keeping alive the hope that Notre Dame can run the table and reach a BCS bowl.

Purdue is currently 2-1 and not only has the luxury of playing at home, but also of coming off a bye week. The Boilermakers haven't played since a 59-0 victory over Southeast Missouri State on Sept. 17. The Irish will have to contend with Purdue's rushing attack, which is averaging almost 259 yards a game and is ranked 10th in the country.

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