Notre Dame 31, Purdue 24

Date - Saturday, September 14, 2013 8:00 PM
Location - Ross Ade Stadium
Attendance - 61127

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Notre Dame 0 3 7 21 31
Purdue 7 3 7 7 24

Recap

No. 21 Notre Dame 31, Purdue 24: DaVaris Daniels caught nine balls for 177 yards, including two second-half touchdowns, as the visiting Irish rallied to beat the Boilermakers.

Tommy Rees went 21-of-34 for 319 yards and two touchdowns as Notre Dame (2-1) scored three touchdowns in a span of 3:29 in the fourth quarter. Cam McDaniel led the Irish with just 56 rushing yards.

Rob Henry finished 25-of-40 for 256 yards and three touchdowns for Purdue (1-2), which was held to 38 yards rushing. Akeem Hunt led the Boilermakers with nine catches for 72 yards.

Purdue capped its opening drive with Hunt's 15-yard touchdown on a screen pass and led 10-3 at halftime. McDaniel's 1-yard run tied it early in the third quarter but Purdue answered with B.J. Knauf's 18-yard touchdown catch.

The flurry of Irish touchdowns - Daniels' scores of 9 and 82 yards and Bennett Jackson's 34-yard interception return with 11:18 left - pushed Notre Dame ahead 31-17. Henry hit Justin Sinz on fourth down to pull within a score but Purdue couldn't capitalize on an Irish fumble on the ensuing possession.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Rees' career-long 82-yard scoring pass tied Rick Mirer (1989-92) for fourth place in Notre Dame history with 41 career touchdown passes. ... Purdue went 7-of-16 on third down after converting 8-of-28 in its first two games. ... Purdue went three-and-out after Notre Dame's late fumble and the Irish ran off the final 7:22 of the game.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 9:08
Purdue   TD  Purdue 7 - Notre Dame 0
2nd Quarter - 10:44
Purdue   FG  Purdue 10 - Notre Dame 0
2nd Quarter - 0:44
Notre Dame   FG  Purdue 10 - Notre Dame 3
3rd Quarter - 10:37
Notre Dame   TD  Purdue 10 - Notre Dame 10
3rd Quarter - 6:28
Purdue   TD  Purdue 17 - Notre Dame 10
4th Quarter - 14:47
Notre Dame   TD  Purdue 17 - Notre Dame 17
4th Quarter - 12:40
Notre Dame   TD  Purdue 17 - Notre Dame 24
4th Quarter - 11:18
Notre Dame   TD  Purdue 17 - Notre Dame 31
4th Quarter - 8:16
Purdue   TD  Purdue 24 - Notre Dame 31
TEAMS

Team Records

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

Team Stats

  Notre Dame Purdue
Score 31 24
First Downs 20 16
3rd Down Efficiency 11-for-16
69%
7-for-16
44%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-1
0%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 400 294
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 37-91 21-38
Average/Rush 2.5 1.8
Passing
Comp-Att 20-33 25-41
Passing Yards 309 256
Average/Pass Play 9.1 6.1
Penalties-Yards 3-23 6-55
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Time of Possession 31:12 28:48

PLAYER STATS

Notre Dame (2 - 1)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Rees 20/33 309 2 0
Purdue (1 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
R. Henry 25/40 256 3 1
B. Marshall 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
C. McDaniel 16 56 3.5 1
G. Atkinson III 5 27 5.4 0
A. Carlisle 11 16 1.5 0
G. Bryant 1 2 2.0 0
T. Rees 2 -6 -3.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
A. Hunt 12 22 1.8 0
D. Dawkins 3 8 2.7 0
B. Knauf 2 6 3.0 0
R. Henry 4 2 0.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Daniels 8 167 20.9 2
T. Jones 4 57 14.2 0
C. Brown 1 40 40.0 0
A. Carlisle 3 16 5.3 0
C. Prosise 1 12 12.0 0
G. Atkinson III 1 11 11.0 0
T. Niklas 1 9 9.0 0
C. McDaniel 1 -3 -3.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
A. Hunt 9 72 8.0 1
S. Mikesky 2 56 28.0 0
B. Knauf 4 51 12.8 1
J. Sinz 6 45 7.5 1
S. Carter 1 14 14.0 0
C. Posey 1 7 7.0 0
D. Macarthy 1 6 6.0 0
P. Bade 1 5 5.0 0