Purdue Boilermakers vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Notre Dame beat Michigan 31-0 last Saturday to move to 2-0, with quarterback Everett Golson completing 23 of 34 passes for three touchdowns and zero interceptions. The Fighting Irish are ranked 11th in the latest Coaches Poll. Purdue opened the season by beating Western Michigan but fell to Central Michigan, 38-17, over the weekend. Quarterback Danny Etling completed 17 of his 32 passes for 126 yards and two interceptions. This game will be played in Indianapolis.
Details for Saturday's game are below:
Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. ET
Live stream: The game can be live streamed here.
TV coverage: NBC
Notre Dame facts
Golson sat out all of last season after he violated Notre Dame honor code. In 2012, he led the Fighting Irish to a 12-0 regular season record and an appearance in the BCS National Championship game.
The Notre Dame-Purdue rivalry is 118 years old, with the teams meeting 85 times.
Five Notre Dame players are suspended while the school investigates potential academic fraud. Of the five players, three -- cornerback KeiVarae Russell, defensive end Ishaq Williams and receiver DaVaris Daniels -- were projected starters.
In Saturday's win over Michigan, the Fighting Irish limited the Wolverines to 189 passing yards and intercepted quarterback Devin Gardner three times. Michigan's leading rusher, De'Veon Smith, totaled 30 yards.
Purdue is one of three Big Ten teams Notre Dame faces this season. The other two are Michigan and Northwestern.
Purdue went 1-11 and 0-8 in conference play last season in the first year of coach Darrell Hazell's tenure. The Boilermakers have not won consecutive games since November 2012.
Sophomore Etling was named Purdue's starting quarterback in August after beating out sophomore Austin Appleby. Etling started the final seven games of last season, completing 55.8 percent of his passes for 1,690 yards and 10 touchdowns, but did not face Notre Dame.
The Boilermakers were picked to finish last in the Big Ten West division in a preseason media poll.
In Saturday's loss to Cental Michigan, no Purdue player recorded more than 33 receiving yards. Etling, who was replaced by Appleby in the fourth quarter, tied for the team lead with 53 rushing yards.
Purdue is 26-57-2 all-time against Notre Dame. The Boilermakers have not beaten the Fighting Irish since September 2007.
Last 10 games
9/14/2013, West Lafayette: Notre Dame 31, Purdue 24
9/8/2012, South Bend: Notre Dame 20, Purdue 17
10/1/2011, West Lafayette: Notre Dame 38, Purdue 10
9/4/2010, South Bend: Notre Dame 23, Purdue 12
9/26/2009, West Lafayette: Notre Dame 24, Purdue 21
9/27/2008, South Bend: Notre Dame 38, Purdue 21
9/29/2007, West Lafayette: Purdue 33, Notre Dame 19
9/30/2006, South Bend: Notre Dame 35, Purdue 21
10/1/2005, West Lafayette: Notre Dame 49, Purdue 28
10/2/2004, South Bend: Purdue 41, Notre Dame 16