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Notre Dame's series with Purdue less celebrated than Michigan rivalry, yet had its moments

  • Michigan defensive back Jourdan Lewis, right, interferes with Notre Dame wide receiver Corey Robinson in as he attempts a catch in the end zone during the first half of an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

    Michigan defensive back Jourdan Lewis, right, interferes with Notre Dame wide receiver Corey Robinson in as he attempts a catch in the end zone during the first half of an NCAA college football game in South Bend, Ind., Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)  (The Associated Press)

  • Central Michigan's Thomas Rawls eludes the grasp of Purdue's Sean Robinson  during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept.  6, 2014, at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette. Purdue lost 38-17. (AP Photo/Journal & Courier, Michael Heinz)

    Central Michigan's Thomas Rawls eludes the grasp of Purdue's Sean Robinson during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette. Purdue lost 38-17. (AP Photo/Journal & Courier, Michael Heinz)  (The Associated Press)

  • Central Michigan's Anthony Rice is hit by Purdue's Frankie Williams after going high for an errant  pass during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept.  6, 2014, at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Ind. Williams was called for targeting and was disqualified for the rest of the game in Purdue's 38-17 loss . (AP Photo/Journal & Courier, Michael Heinz)

    Central Michigan's Anthony Rice is hit by Purdue's Frankie Williams after going high for an errant pass during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at Ross-Ade Stadium in West Lafayette, Ind. Williams was called for targeting and was disqualified for the rest of the game in Purdue's 38-17 loss . (AP Photo/Journal & Courier, Michael Heinz)  (The Associated Press)

Notre Dame coaching great Ara Parseghian says he hates to see the school's annual game against Purdue coming to an end after so many memorable games.

The 91-year-old coach led the Irish to a 6-5 record against the Boilermakers. He says the common theme for the Boilermakers when he was coaching was outstanding quarterbacks.

In 1965, Bob Griese completed 19 of 22 passes for 283 yards to beat No. 1 Notre Dame 25-21. Then in 1967, Mike Phipps threw for 238 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-21 victory over the top-ranked Fighting Irish. Before Parseghian was there, Len Dawson cost the Irish a shot at a national championship in 1954 when he threw four touchdowns in a 27-14 victory.

The teams play Saturday.