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Well, Notre Dame sure took its time...
Notre Dame 31, Purdue 24
|Notre Dame||Purdue||Notre Dame||Purdue|
|Close %||100.0%||STANDARD DOWNS|
|Field Position %||51.4%||46.8%||Success Rate||44.4%||38.9%|
|Close Success Rate||41.4%||35.5%||Success Rate||36.0%||30.8%|
|Close Success Rate||38.9%||20.0%||Turnover Pts||4.0||7.9|
|Close PPP||0.26||0.17||Turnover Pts Margin||+3.9||-3.9|
|Line Yards/carry||2.19||1.80||Q1 S&P||0.305||0.909|
|Close Success Rate||44.1%||42.9%|
|Close PPP||0.82||0.59||1st Down S&P||1.016||0.785|
|Close S&P||1.264||1.020||2nd Down S&P||0.643||0.598|
|SD/PD Sack Rate||0.0% / 6.7%||5.0% / 0.0%||3rd Down S&P||1.318||1.050|
|Projected Pt. Margin: Notre Dame +12.9 | Actual Pt. Margin: Notre Dame +7|
A combination of DaVaris Daniels, a great defensive line, and a timely turnover won the game for Notre Dame, but the Irish certainly hinted at a specific red flag. There were no big plays in the running game (and few holes created by the line), and an early Michigan hangover was almost very, very costly.