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Fighting Irish pound Boilermakers

Brady Quinn passed for 440 yards and three touchdowns Saturday night to lead the No. 13 Notre Dame Fighting Irish to a 49-28 win over the No. 22 Purdue Boilermakers.

The Boilermakers had been favored by 3 points at home in this contest. The combined score went well OVER the game’s posted total (57).

Quinn went 29-of-36 in the win, and tossed one interception. Jeff Samardzija (two) and John Carlson had TD catches. Rashon Powers-Neal (two), Travis Thomas, and Darius Walker ran for Notre Dame scores.

For the Boilermakers, Brandon Kirsch completed 29-of-44 pass attempts for 276 yards. Kirsch tossed two TD strikes to Dorien Bryant, and Kory Sheets picked up two rushing touchdowns.