No. 21 Notre Dame rallies late, beats Purdue 31-24
Braxston Cave #52 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish prepares to snaps the ball against the Purdue Boilermakers at Notre Dame Stadium on September 8, 2012 in South Bend, Indiana. Notre Dame defeated Purdue 21-17. (Photo by Jonathan …
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - DaVaris Daniels made touchdown catches on two successive Notre Dame plays in the fourth quarter, and Bennett Jackson followed that flurry with a 34-yard interception return to lead No. 21 Notre Dame past Purdue 31-24 on Saturday night.
The Fighting Irish (2-1) have won six straight in a series that has been played every year since 1946.
Without Daniels and Jackson, it might not have happened.
Daniels outleaped one Purdue defender for a 9-yard TD pass to tie the score at 17 with 14:47 left. And when Notre Dame got the ball back, Tommy Rees hooked up with Daniels again, this time on an 82-yard catch-and-run to make it 24-17.
Three plays after that, Jackson undercut a receiver, picked off Purdue's Rob Henry and sprinted to the end zone.
The Boilermakers (1-2) led the entire game until Daniels made his second TD catch.
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