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Purdue Falls 23-12 to Fighting Irish - Recap

Purdue Falls 23-12 to Fighting Irish - Recap

Notre Dame earned a 23-12 victory over Purdue on Saturday in Week 1 action at Notre Dame Stadium.

The game was a push (tie) for betting purposes as the final score was identical to the 11 number at most sportsbooks. The game proved to be a winner for UNDER bettors based on the closing total of 53.5.

Dayne Crist completed 19 of 26 pass attempts for 205 yards for the Fighting Irish in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.

Dan Dierking rushed for 56 yards for Purdue, while Antavian Edison added 17 yards. Robert Marve threw for 220 yards for the Boilermakers, while receivers Keith Smith and Justin Siller had 80 and 34 yards respectively.

The time of possession battle favored Purdue as their offense was on the field for 35:05, longer than the 24:55 of their opponents.

Next game, Notre Dame takes its act home to face Michigan looking for another win. For Purdue, they head home to face Western Illinois.