Notre Dame entered the top 25 this week following their 50-10 rout over Navy in Dublin last Saturday. The Irish were paced by a rushing attack that chewed up 293 yards. Senior Theo Riddick led the team with 107 yards on 19 carries and two touchdowns, and sophomore back George Atkinson III piled up 99 yards on nine carries, also scoring two touchdowns on the Midshipmen.
Last Saturday, the Boilermakers enjoyed a season-opening 48-6 romp at home over Eastern Kentucky. Senior quarterback Robert Marve roasted the Colonels, going 30-for-38 through the air for 295 yards and three touchdowns.
Last season, the Fighting Irish easily handled Purdue at home, 38-10, on Oct. 1.
The current line, according to OddsShark, has Notre Dame favored by 14 points. Kickoff at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend, Ind., is set for 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, and the game will be televised on NBC.