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Friday, September 30, 2011
Week 5: Did you know?
By Matt Fortuna
As always, thanks to ESPN Stats & Information for these tidbits.
Notre Dame leads the all-time series with Purdue, 54-26-2. The Fighting Irish have won five of the past six contests and 20 of the past 25, including a 23-12 home win last season.
Notre Dame's 54 wins over Purdue are its second-highest win total against an opponent. The Irish have beaten Navy 71 times.
Notre Dame has not won on the road in consecutive weeks since 2005, when it won at Washington and at Purdue on Sept. 24 and Oct. 1, respectively.
Notre Dame's 15 turnovers this season are tied with Tulsa for the most in the nation.
Purdue may have lost 54 times to the Irish, but it is also one of only five schools to have beaten Notre Dame at least 20 times, joining Michigan, Michigan State, Pitt and USC.
The Boilermakers' 258 rushing yards per game are the 11th-most in the nation. The Irish have allowed just 93 rushing yards per game, good for 25th nationally.