Purdue at Notre Dame Photo Gallery

Today was another tough one in South Bend for the Boilers. They really fought hard though, and I don’t think they should have their heads hung low. The score was not what the Purdue fans wanted to see, but I think we learned a lot today about this football team. This is a much improved squad that took a ranked Notre Dame team at home to the edge. I wasn’t in prime position to get pictures in row 46, but I did take a few. Here are a few pictures from the day that I liked.

The Notre Dame band has it’s pregame concert at Bond Hall

I have some ideas here, but I think a caption contest should be in order

Robert Maci can only get the shirt tail of Everett Golson

When you get your hands up good things can happen

Gabe Holmes hit as the ball goes over his head before the half

Robert Marve led the Boilers to a score just before the half

The Notre Dame band had a nice tribute to Neil Armstrong during their halftime show

After the halftime show they formed the monogram ND on the field

Sometimes you can have too many people breaking up the pass…

…because neither one gets the pick

Tyler Eifert tore up Purdue all day until he left the game due to injury

Kawann Short does not get the field goal block, but does get his helmet knocked off

Caleb TerBush gets his pass knocked down by Luis Nix

I think Brian Kelly is explaining to Golson that anyone in a red hat can take your place if you don’t step it up

Is this the last pass play in the career of Robert Marve?

















Purdue vs. Notre Dame Photo Gallery

It has been a while since I posted a gallery separate from a post. I had such a cool seat at the end of the game though that I decided to post a few more pictures that did not make the cut of the post. I would normally have cut this post in half, but I decided to have just one long post.

Despite a course full of cars some golfers decided to tee it up anyway

A panoramic view of the field just before the teams entered

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Notre Dame Leaps and Bounds Better Than Purdue

Cierre Wood goes high over Ricardo Allen

Last night in West Lafayette we saw two teams headed in different directions. Notre Dame started the season off slow with turnovers digging them an early 0-2 hole. Two strong wins got them going in the right direction. Purdue came into the game 2-1, but with a lot of doubts as to how good the team really was. I heard a lot of talk over the past two weeks about how this game would tell how good Purdue really was. I guess we found out. Continue reading

csd Flashback: 9/2/1995 Northwestern @ Notre Dame

Northwestern 17 – Notre Dame 15

My father used to get one set of free tickets every year to a game at Notre Dame Stadium. Usually they were the off game that nobody wanted to attend. In 1995 that game was against the Northwestern Wildcats. The game was supposed to be a route by the Irish to start off the season. What we saw instead was a little history. Continue reading

Kelly Dashes Purdue’s Upset Hope

Yesterday the Irish held on to beat the Boilers 23-12 to start off the Brian Kelly era with a win. The first year Irish coach promised a new look for the team, and he was right. Notre Dame now runs the type of offense that drives me crazy. They line up, look as if they are going to snap the ball before looking over to the sidelines to get the play. As someone who takes pictures at the game it drives me absolutely crazy. I had a blast at the game though. My two favorite teams usually play later in the year which makes it hard on me. I loved them playing to start the season. I can now spend the rest of the season rooting for the Boilers without having to step out for a week when the Irish come to town. Continue reading

Game Preview: Notre Dame v. Purdue

Here it is! The first weekend of the college football season is finally here, and what better way to start it off than my favorite matchup of the year. Since I was a kid I was brought up in a house that was all Notre Dame. Following the Irish was part of my childhood. In 1994 I attended my first Purdue game, but that was only because they were playing Notre Dame. Notre Dame won 39-21 that day with both Zellars and Kinder running for over 100 yards. The significance of that game was the fact that I bought ‘the shirt’ that Notre Dame sells every year. I have worn that shirt to every matchup between these two teams. The next time that I saw the two teams play was in 1996. Allan Rossum took the opening kickoff 99 yards for the score, and Notre Dame never looked back. Continue reading