The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Brian Kelly moved to 2-0 on the season with a last-second victory over the Purdue Boilermakers, courtesy of a 27-yard field goal from Notre Dame kicker Kyle Brindza with seven seconds left on the clock.
After the Boilermakers scored with three minutes left in the game to tie the score 17-17, the Irish responded with a 12-play, 55-yard drive resulting in Brindza's game-winning kick. Notre Dame had led 17-7 entering the fourth quarter.
Box Score Hero: Sophomore Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson followed up his strong season opener with completions on 21 of 31 attempts, for 289 yards and a touchdown. But he was pulled in favor of backup Tommy Rees on the final drive, so the kicker Brindza has to be the hero, right? Right.
Rankings Ramifications: Notre Dame, ranked No. 22 in the AP Poll, should not expect a bump in the polls after struggling to beat this Boilermakers team.
But Did They Cover? The Irish were favored by 14.5. You were not lucky if you wagered on the Irish.
Next Week's Schedule: Notre Dame will take on No. 11 Michigan State next Saturday in primetime, with an 8:00 p.m. ET kickoff from Spartan Stadium. The Boilermakers will welcome the Eastern Michigan Eagles to Ross-Ade Stadium next weekend.