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Notre Dame Vs. Purdue: Everett Golson's Nerves Are Calmed At Home

Back on American soil, Notre Dame will host its home-opener against Purdue on Saturday.

The Fighting Irish are coming off an impressive win over Navy in Ireland, while the Boilermakers rolled over Eastern Kentucky in their opener. Purdue has won the Shillelagh Trophy in South Bend just once since 1975, and that came in 2004.

Everett Golson will be making his game debut in front of the home faithful, but the quarterback said that will help the nerves, compared to the opener in Ireland, according to CSN Chicago.

"Playing in Dublin, I guess my nerves were a little bit low because you didn't really know anybody in Dublin, or at least I didn't. Playing in front of 81,000 fans that you actually know, the nerves are still going to be there but I'm just going to stay calm and stay the course."

The game is scheduled for 2:30 CT on NBC.

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