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Learning from common opponent

Purdue and Michigan have one common opponent this season – Notre Dame.

Notre Dame defeated Purdue 20-17 and defeated Michigan 13-6.

"We watched Notre Dame vs. Michigan, and it's a great match-up, both very fine football teams. They're very similar in a lot of ways as far as what they have from a personnel standpoint," Purdue coach Danny Hope said during his weekly news conference Tuesday.

"Notre Dame turned the ball over some, Michigan turned the ball over some. Notre Dame's offense had some opportunities to manufacture some extra drives with the amount of turnovers that Michigan had produced in that game, and yet Michigan was still able to hold their offense to a minimum. So I think their defense is really strong. But it's hard to say, looking at our game against Notre Dame and looking at Michigan's game against Notre Dame, which team would have the edge. Different style of offenses and different situations throughout the course of the game that affected the outcome of the game. And then both games, different scenarios affected the outcome of the game.

"I think maybe we can gain a little bit of confidence going into the game this weekend because we played them really close and Michigan did, as well."