Originally posted on Boiled Sports  |  Last updated 9/15/13
Stop me if you've heard this one before. The Boilers played stronger than expected against the Irish tonight only to lose the game late. Man, that one hurts and dammit, do I hate Notre Dame. I can only imagine how it must be as a fan to cheer for a team that can look that middling for that long and still win games. Purdue came out and played -- by far -- their best game of this young season. Coach Hazell and company had them completely prepared, more than 61,000 packed into Ross-Ade and the vibe was unquestionably great. ABC was covering the game and Eminem was playing us into and out of commerical breaks. The Boilers had an opening drive that was reminiscient of the early drive against Cinci that wound up leading to nothing -- but this one led to a TD and included multiple third-down conversions. Who was this team? The Boilermaker defense also came to play tonight, holding down Notre Dame for more than 3/4 of the game. The Boilers held a 10-3 lead at the half, though if you...
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