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Purdue Vs. Notre Dame 2012: FG With Seven Seconds Left Gives Fighting Irish A Victory

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish 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 in the game.

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.

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. Rees was three of eight on that drive for 34 yards, resulting in the Brindza kick.

Notre Dame will take on Michigan State next Saturday in primetime, with an 8:00 p.m. ET kickoff from Spartan Stadium.

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