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Boilers trailing big after 3

Notre Dame all but iced Saturday night's game against Purdue with a pair of third-quarter touchdowns that gave the Irish a 35-3 lead entering the final quarter.

Notre Dame opened the second half with an efficient drive that ended with former Bishop Dwenger standout Tyler Eifert's second touchdown of the season.

The Irish drove 69 yards on seven plays with Eifert grabbing a 6-yard touchdown catch from Tommy Rees. Eifert, whose father Greg played basketball at Purdue, scored his first touchdown of the season in a 15-12 win over Pittsburgh.

This one was a little less dramatic than last week's game-winner as it gave the Irish a 28-3 lead with 12:00 left in the third quarter.

Notre Dame tacked on another touchdown with 2:07 left in the third when Rees found TJ Jones for an 11-yard scoring pass. Jones' touchdown capped a 12-play, 87-yard drive that chewed up 4:45 as the Irish all but put the Boilermakers away.