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Fighting Irish Down Purdue 31-24 - Match Report

Fighting Irish Down Purdue 31-24 - Match Report

Tommy Rees was good for 309 yards through the air on Saturday as the Fighting Irish got past the Boilermakers by a score of 31-24 at Ross-Ade Stadium.

Bettors who backed the Fighting Irish were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 17. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 47.5.

Cam McDaniel rushed for 56 yards, while George Atkinson added 27 yards in the win. DaVaris Daniels and TJ Jones added 167 and 57 receiving yards respectively.

Akeem Hunt rushed for 22 yards for Purdue, while Dalyn Dawkins added 8 yards. Rob Henry threw for 256 yards for the Boilermakers, while receivers Akeem Hunt and Shane Mikesky had 72 and 56 yards respectively.

Notre Dame outgained Purdue 400-294 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 20-16 by the Fighting Irish.

Purdue lost the time of possession battle 31:12/28:48, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

Next game, Notre Dame takes its act home to face Michigan State looking for another win. For Purdue, they head on the road to face Wisconsin.