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Saturday, September 14, 2013
It's game day at Ross Ade Stadium

By Matt Fortuna

WEST LAFAYETTE, IND. -- Greetings from Purdue, where Notre Dame hopes to get back on the winning track tonight (ABC, 8 p.m. ET) against the Boilermakers.

The Irish's defense was uncharacteristic in last week's 41-30 loss at Michigan. Missed tackles, blown coverages -- you name it, the Irish struggled in their first regular-season loss since 2011. But Purdue may provide the perfect opportunity for the Irish defense to return to form, as the Boilermakers have struggled immensely on offense and are now without their leading receiver, tight end Gabe Holmes.

A few items of note:

I'll be at Ross-Ade Stadium tonight providing coverage, so be sure to follow along on Twitter for in-game updates. Enjoy the tilt, along with the rest of your Saturday.