Purdue Articles & Blog Posts
When Kyle Brindza’s 27-yard boot connected with the netting at Notre Dame Stadium in the waning seconds to give Notre Dame the final say in a 20-17 matchup, no one could have known balance would be fully restored.
Kyle Brindza kicked Notre Dame to a three point win over instate rival Purdue on Saturday with a last second field goal. Here are some highlights as Notre Dame improved to 2-0.
Notre Dame squeaked out a win over unranked Purdue on Saturday with a last second 27 yard field goal. Here are some initial notes from the victory. Offense Notre Dame’s offensive line got blown off the line of scrimmage like we haven’t seen in some time today by a talented Purdue defensive line. The interior [...]
Let me be upfront about a couple things. First off, I probably like Purdue more than most Notre Dame fans; at the very least, I’m not as relentlessly condescending and pompous as some of my Irish peers when it comes to discussing the Boilermakers . My sister is a Purdue alum—two sisters actually attended, one [...]
Jimmy Clausen came off the bench to lead Notre Dame to its second fourth quarter comeback in as many weeks Saturday night with a 24-21 victory over the Boilermakers. The Irish didn’t have the services of Armando Allen and had Clausen for a little less than half the game, but were able to make a [...]
Notre Dame looks to improve to 3-1 and inch back towards the top 25 this weekend as they travel to West Lafayette. The Irish will limp into Ross Ade Stadium though with a number of injuries that could limit Notre Dame against a very dangerous Purdue team. Notre Dame on Offense The Irish offense is [...]
Charlie Weis gave Notre Dame fans a little dose of good news/bad news on Thursday when he told the media that quarterback Jimmy Clausen looked like a go for Saturday while tailback Armando Allen was going to be a game time decision. Clausen, nursing a case of turf toe, was held out of practice on [...]
For this week’s scouting report, we’ve traded reports with the Purdue blog Hammer and Rails. They have provided us with a scouting report of the Boilermakers and we have provided them with one of the Fighting Irish. Here’s their take on Purdue heading into this weekend. Purdue’s Offense: Consistency has been the biggest issue for [...]
I have a confession to make: I don’t hate Purdue. Both my sisters attended the school, as well as at least a dozen of my high school friends. I still cherish my tattered “Go Ugly Early” sweatshirt from Harry’s Chocolate Shop, and I still rank the unmitigated debauchery of Breakfast Club during Purdue’s Grand Prix [...]
This week’s final review comes a little late after taking in last night’s Monday Night Football game from Lincoln Financial Field where my Birds beat the crap out of the Packers without their starting running back, #1 wide receiver, and #1 and 3 corners, but that’s another story all together. Anyway, lets get into my [...]
Quarterback Brady Quinn had a fairly average game stats-wise. 318 yards and two touchdowns is about what is expected of the senior quarterback these days even though a couple years ago most Irish fans would be raving about such numbers. What was nice to see out of Quinn, however, was his accuracy early on. He [...]
Purdue @ #12 Notre Dame Games Notes I’ll get right to the bullets, but before I do I just want to say Notre Dame really needed this strong performance from their running game this week and they got it. With a real soft spot in the schedule coming up, I believe Darius Walker will get [...]
Notre Dame, IN (UHND.com) – While highly touted freshman running back James Aldridge was cleared to play medically, head coach Charlie Weis decided against using the talented back this weekend against Purdue and hinted that didn’t give a definitive answer as to when he will see the field. Other than offensive tackle Sam Young, Aldridge [...]
Notre Dame, IN (UHND.com) – After watching Maurice Stovall and Jeff Samardzija have breakout seasons a year ago from the sidelines a year ago, Rhema McKnight was champing at the bit to get into the offense Charlie Weis was building for Notre Dame. After five games, McKnight is the team’s leader in receptions, yards, and [...]
Notre Dame, IN (UHND.com) – After seven 100 yard performances in 2005, Darius Walker had yet to eclipse the century mark through four contests in 2006 – until today. Charlie Weis and the offensive coaching staff committed to establishing the run on Saturday and the result was a 31 carry, 146 yard outburst highlighted by [...]