Toledo Rockets vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish football
No. 12/10 Notre Dame (2-0) hosts the Purdue Boilermakers (2-0, 0-0 Big 10) on Saturday afternoon in the first game between the two Hoosier State programs since 2014. BlueandGold.com prepares you with what you need to know before today’s tilt.
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Date: September 18, 2021
Location: Notre-Dame Stadium
Kick-off: 2:30 p.m. ET
Broadcast: NBC and Peacock
Radio: This game can be listened to on Notre Dame IMG affiliates.
Series Facts: This is the 87th time Purdue and Notre Dame have performed. The Fighting Irish beat the Boilermakers 30-14 in the last reunion on September 13, 2014. Previously, the two schools met annually between 1946 and 2014, and the series in the state dates back to 1896.
Head Coaches: Purdue – Jeff Brohm (21-25, season five); Notre-Dame – Brian Kelly (104-39, 12th season).
FIVE PURDUE PLAYERS TO KNOW
QB Jack Plummer (no.13): A part-time starter for the past two years, Plummer is Purdue’s undisputed QB1 and has completed 71.9% of his passes since 2020. He has 45 of 61 (73.8%) for 558 yards and six touchdowns this season.
WR David Bell (n Â° 3): Selected second-team All-Big Ten a year ago, Bell has been an offensive focal point since posting 1,035 yards on 86 catches in the freshman in 2019. He’s got 14 receptions for 255 yards this year and is particularly dangerous after capture.
TE Payne Durham (No. 87): The Purdue second receiver has totaled 11 catches for 174 yards and three touchdowns so far this year. He only trails Notre Dame’s Michael Mayer among Power Five’s tight ends in the receiving yards.
BY George Karlaftis (n Â° 5): Karlaftis has no sack, but his 11 quarterback presses are a better measure of his disturbance and are tied for fourth nationally. He was an Associated Press All-American freshman in 2019.
DT Brandon Deen (# 58): Deen has nine presses to make with five tackles, 1.5 tackles for a loss and a forced fumble. He’s the other main disruptor of a Purdue defense that doesn’t have a deep pass rush.
Vegas Line: Notre Dame – 7.5 … More / less: 58
OddShark prediction: Notre Dame 29, Toledo 21
Todd burlage: Notre-Dame 31, Purdue 21
Steve downey: Notre-Dame 27, Purdue 22
Patrick engel: Notre-Dame 34, Purdue 26
Tyler horka: Notre-Dame 34, Purdue 23
Mike Singer: Notre-Dame 35, Purdue 20
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WATCH: Thoughts and concluding observations before Purdue vs. Notre Dame
BlueandGold.com’s Tim Hyde and Mike Singer meet to discuss what Notre Dame needs to accomplish to defeat Purdue. What should the quarterback job look like on Saturday? How can the Irish staff help the offensive line?
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The Irish podcast Huddle
BlueandGold.com’s Patrick Engel, Tyler Horka and Mike Singer are back with a new episode of The Irish Huddle. The guys discuss Notre Dame’s struggles along the offensive line whether or not there is quarterback controversy, play a quick-fire quiz and predict the Irish game against Purdue.
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