(21) Notre Dame Defeats Purdue, 31-24

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ThinkStock(WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.) — Junior wide receiver DaVaris Daniels scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter as No. 21 Notre Dame (2-1) defeated Purdue (1-2) Saturday night, 31-24.

Trailing 17-10 early in the fourth, Fighting Irish senior quarterback Tommy Rees found Daniels for a nine-yard touchdown. The pair would connect again with 12:30 left in the game on an 82-yard score. Senior cornerback Bennett Jackson would give Notre Dame a 14 point lead three plays later, with a 34-yard interception return for a touchdown.

Daniels finished the game with eight receptions for 167 yards and two touchdowns while Rees was 20 of 33 for 309 yards and two scores.

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