Brian Kelly leads Notre Dame onto the field in his first game as head coach.

Notre Dame 23, Purdue 12

Kickoff: 3:41 pm (NBC)

Weather: 64 (partly sunny), wind 16 NW


1st Quarter

ND: Armando Allen 22 yard run (David Ruffer kick), 2:01

2nd Quarter

ND: David Ruffer 22 yard field goal, 11:09

PUR: Carson Wiggs 25 yard field goal, 3:50

ND: David Ruffer 46 yard field goal, :43

3rd Quarter

ND: TJ Jones 5 yard pass from Dayne Crist (Ruffer kick), 10:20

4th Quarter

PUR: Safety, Allen tackled in end zone, 14:48

PUR: Robert Marve 23 yard run (Wiggs kick), 11:55

ND: David Ruffer 37 yard field goal, 4:30

Starting LineupsEdit


(Offense) WR Cortez Smith, WR Keith Smith, LT Dennis Kelly, LG Justin Pierce, C Peters Drey, RG Ken Plue, RT Nick Mondek, TE Kyle Adams, WR Justin Siller, QB Robert Marve, RB Dan Dierking

(Defense) DE Gerald Gooden, DT Kawann Short, DT Brandon Taylor, DE Ryan Kerrigan, WLB Joe Holland, SLB Jason Werner, CB Charlton Williams, CB Ricardo Allen, SS Albert Evans, FS Max Charlot, CB Mike Eargle

Notre Dame

(Offense) WR TJ Jones, WR Theo Riddick, LT Zach Martin, LG Chris Stewart, C Braxston Cave, RG Trevor Robinson, RT Taylor Dever, TE Kyle Rudolph, WR Michael Floyd, QB Dayne Crist, RB Armando Allen

(Defense) DE Ethan Johnson, NG Ian Williams, DE Kapron Lewis-Moore, OLB Darius Fleming, ILB Carlo Calabrese, ILB Manti Te'o, OLB Kerry Neal, CB Darrin Walls, S Harrison Smith, S Jamoris Slaughter, CB Gary Gray


  • Notre Dame Official Athletic Site

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