(Saturday, October 1st)
Final Score: Notre Dame 38, Purdue 10
West Lafayette, IN (Sports Network) - Tommy Rees threw for 254 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to a 38-10 victory over the Purdue Boilermakers in a non-league battle at Ross-Ade Stadium.
Malcolm Floyd has a big game for Notre Dame (3-2), hauling in 12 passes for 137 yards and one score. Cierre Wood led the charge on the ground for the Irish, as the tailback rushed for 191 yards and one score. Jonas Gray piled on the rushing yards, adding 94 on just 15 totes. Gray also scored in the victory.
Caleb TerBush and Robert Marve both saw time under center for Purdue, but neither quarterback was effective. TerBush threw for only 101 yards and one touchdown, but he was also intercepted once. As for Marve, he completed just 9- of-22 passes for just 91 yards for the Boilermakers (2-2)
It took Notre Dame just two plays to open up with a 7-0 lead, as Rees connected with Floyd with a 35-yard scoring strike.
In the final seconds of the first quarter the Irish went up 14-0 thanks to a two-yard run by Gray.
Notre Dame continued to plug away in the second quarter and extended its lead to 21-0 with a 55-yard touchdown scampered by Wood.
Purdue broke the ice with a 27-yard field goal by Carson Wiggs, but went into the break behind 21-3.
Purdue's deficit grew in the third quarter as Rees connected with Tyler Eifert and TJ Jones for scores of six and 11 yards, respectively.
David Ruffer's 21-yard field goal added to Notre Dame's lead midway through the four quarter.
TerBush connected with Antavian Edison for a 13-yard scoring strike in the final seconds of regulation, but by then the matchup was far out of reach.
10/02 01:35:44 ET