Purdue's coach hoping momentum will bring a win
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The Irish have walked away with a win over the Boilermakers for 5 years straight, but Purdue's new head coach picked up his first win last weekend and hopes the momentum brings a win Saturday night.
Purdue beat Indiana State 20-14.
Purdue Head Coach Darrell Hazell said this week Saturday's game is all about the bragging rights.
Hazell said it's been a fun week for his team, but added his players and coaches have to put in the preparation in order to come out on top.
The last time Notre Dame played at Ross Ade, 2 years ago, the Irish won 38-to-10.
The Purdue defense will have to stand strong.
Hazell said he likes the accuracy he's seen on film from Irish quarterback Tommy Rees and knows his D-line is going to have to play tough in the trenches.
"Great offensive line, you watched them last week they're very simplistic but they're very sound they're big they stay low we're going to have to battle inside, The big key for our defense is not to give up those big plays. That's the key make them earn every inch of the grass," said Hazell.
For the Purdue offense, Hazell said they just can't settle for field goals in the red zone if they want to leave with their second win of the year.