Historical Perspective: Purdue Week
Mike Monaco | Thursday, September 11, 2014
- Notre Dame and Purdue are squaring off for the 86th time in series history. Notre Dame holds a 57-26-2 edge through the years.
- The teams first met in 1896, when the Boilermakers topped the Irish, 28-22, in South Bend.
- Notre Dame and Purdue have met each year since 1946, tying Notre Dame’s series with USC for the second-longest continuous series. Navy has been an Irish opponent each year since 1927.
- Notre Dame’s 57 victories against the Boilermakers are its second-most against any one opponent.
- The Irish have won each of the last six contests.
- Following Saturday’s tilt, the next scheduled meeting between the two teams is Sept. 19, 2020.
- In 1992, Irish running back Reggie Brooks carried 15 times for 205 yards and three touchdowns in a 48-0 win over Purdue in South Bend.
- Former Irish receiver and two-time All-American Jim Seymour posted 13 receptions for 276 yards and three touchdowns in the 1966 season-opener, which the Irish won, 26-14.
- Former Irish All-American linebacker Bob Golic tallied 19 tackles in Notre Dame’s 10-6 win over the Boilermakers in 1978.