Purdue Gets “DRUMMED” Out of Notre Dame Stadium
In their 3rd victory of the season, the Fighting Irish finally beat the point spread and once again claimed the Shillelagh Trophy from the Boilermakers of Purdue.
The Irish offense continued to sputter in the first quarter, but as the game wore on, we saw some flashes of brilliance from Jack Coan. A few of his passes were like guided missiles with computer-like accuracy that found their way into the hands of his receivers often through double coverage by the Purdue defense. Avery Davis had a day for himself as Coan’s favorite target! It was good to see him shine on the field.
Defensive Coordinator, Marcus Freeman’s efforts with the defense resulted in a much-improved effort. Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa along with Nana Osafo-Mensah made their dominating presence known in a big way, and of course, Kyle Hamilton continues to add to his resume as he prepares for his career in the NFL. Is there anyone out there who can talk him into staying at ND for all 4 years???
What was most impressive, however, was the leadership demonstrated on the field and in the locker room by many of the captains. Both Kyren Williams and Kurt Hinish were demanding excellence and effort from their teammates, with Hinish being awarded the game ball for his never give up attitude.
Now, it’s on to Wisconsin! Both College Game Day and Fox Big Noon Kickoff will be live in Chicago to cover the game. Notre Dame usually rises to the level of their competition so let’s hope that we can come away with victory #4 leaving Wisconsin to wonder why they didn’t make Jack Coan their QB1!