Purdue could have blown the Irish out in the first half, but only went in with a 23-0 lead. That seemed to be enough versus the hapless offense that the Irish have shown all year. A lot of people around me were commenting on how we had the spread covered at the half. How big would the final margin be? 14 points. Notre Dame came out and put three touchdowns on the board in the second half to make things interesting. At one point the Irish were within 7. The crowd around me was very quiet. I think they thought this backup quarterback was going to do what the #1 ranked recruit could not. In the end Purdue took the ball down the field and put the game away, then relied on some great clock management to win the game. This win sets up a showdown with Ohio State next Saturday. This should be a great game with two 5-0 teams vying for control of the Big Ten.