Notre Dame 20, Purdue 17

Date - Saturday, September 8, 2012 3:30 PM
Location - Notre Dame Stadium
Attendance - 80795

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Purdue 0 7 0 10 17
Notre Dame 0 7 10 3 20

Recap

Notre Dame 20, Purdue 17: Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees came off the bench to spearhead a rally and Kyle Brindza's 27-yard field goal with seven seconds left helped the Irish to a hard-fought win over the Boilermakers.

After sitting out the opening game against Navy with a suspension, Rees, last year’s starter, entered the game for Everett Golson and calmly led the 12-play, 55-yard drive that was capped by Brindza's field goal.

Notre Dame played with the lead almost the entire second half, before Golson’s fumble set Purdue up 1st-and-10 at the Irish 15-yard line with 3:24 remaining in the game and the Boilermakers trailing 17-10.

The Irish defense held the Boilermakers on the first three downs, but Purdue quarterback Caleb TerBush hit Antavian Edison with a 15-yard touchdown pass on a fourth-down play to tie the game and set up the late heroics from Rees.

Golson started the game and went 21 for 31 passing for 289 yards with one touchdown pass and another rushing touchdown.

All-American tight end Tyler Eifert led the Irish with a career-high 98 yards on four catches before sitting out the fourth quarter with an apparent but unconfirmed injury.


GAME NOTEBOOK: The win for Notre Dame was the fifth straight against Purdue in the series. … This was the 13th time in program history the Irish have played Purdue in their home opener. … The Irish are 2-0 to start a season for the fist time since 2008.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
2nd Quarter - 3:45
Notre Dame   TD  Notre Dame 7 - Purdue 0
2nd Quarter - 0:09
Purdue   TD  Notre Dame 7 - Purdue 7
3rd Quarter - 10:46
Notre Dame   TD  Notre Dame 14 - Purdue 7
3rd Quarter - 9:02
Notre Dame   FG  Notre Dame 17 - Purdue 7
4th Quarter - 14:57
Purdue   FG  Notre Dame 17 - Purdue 10
4th Quarter - 2:12
Purdue   TD  Notre Dame 17 - Purdue 17
4th Quarter - 0:07
Notre Dame   FG  Notre Dame 20 - Purdue 17
TEAMS

Team Records

  Purdue Notre Dame
W/L 1 - 1 - 0 2 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 1 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Purdue Notre Dame
Score 17 20
First Downs 14 19
3rd Down Efficiency 6-for-17
35%
11-for-19
58%
4th Down Efficiency 3-for-3
100%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 288 381
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 30-90 34-57
Average/Rush 3.0 1.7
Passing
Comp-Att 19-37 24-37
Passing Yards 198 324
Average/Pass Play 4.8 7.7
Penalties-Yards 8-51 8-52
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 3-1
Interceptions Thrown 2 0
Time of Possession 25:46 34:14

PLAYER STATS

Purdue (1 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
R. Marve 11/18 119 1 0
C. TerBush 8/19 79 1 2
Notre Dame (2 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
E. Golson 21/31 289 1 0
T. Rees 3/6 35 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Shavers 12 37 3.1 0
C. TerBush 4 27 6.8 0
A. Hunt 4 19 4.8 0
R. Mostert 2 7 3.5 0
A. Edison 2 1 0.5 0
R. Marve 6 -1 -0.2 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Riddick 15 53 3.5 0
T. Jones 1 8 8.0 0
R. Toma 1 6 6.0 0
G. Atkinson III 1 0 0.0 0
E. Golson 16 -10 -0.6 1
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
O. Ross 5 73 14.6 0
A. Edison 6 50 8.3 2
D. Macarthy 2 24 12.0 0
A. Shavers 1 22 22.0 0
C. Wright 1 11 11.0 0
A. Hunt 1 10 10.0 0
G. Holmes 2 6 3.0 0
G. Bush 1 2 2.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
T. Eifert 4 98 24.5 0
D. Daniels 4 70 17.5 0
T. Riddick 4 44 11.0 0
R. Toma 4 33 8.2 0
T. Niklas 1 30 30.0 0
T. Jones 3 20 6.7 1
D. Smith 2 14 7.0 0
J. Goodman 1 10 10.0 0
B. Koyack 1 5 5.0 0