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Irish Insights

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Scoreless after 1

SOUTH BEND– Notre Dame and Purdue are scoreless after one quarter.

Notre Dame and Purdue both had to punt on the teams' first drives of the game.

The Irish's drive stalled on their 42 after Boilermakers defensive tackle Kawann Short sacked quarterback Everett Golson for a 9-yard loss.

Purdue pushed its way to Notre Dame's 36 before having to punt. The Boilermakers were able to get first downs on two third-and-long situations and converted on fourth-and-1 during the drive.

Notre Dame was able to push its way into Purdue's red zone on its second drive, but the Irish had to burn two timeouts to get there and were knocked out of the red zone when Ryan Russell sacked Golson for a 6-yard loss.

Irish kicker Kyle Brindza's attempt at a 40-yard field goal hooked wide left, leaving the game scoreless with 1:44 to play in the first quarter.

Purdue will start the second quarter with the ball Notre Dame's 46.

Golson has completed 7 of 10 passes for 104 yards, but has minus 3 rushing yards.

TerBush is 6 for 9 for 52 yards and had run for 26 yards.

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