Kyren Williams scored two extended touchdowns, the second a 51-yard run with 6:05 remaining, as No. 12 Notre Dame held off Purdue 27-13 Saturday for its twenty sixth straight victory at dwelling.

The victory was the 100 and fifth in Brian Kelly’s 12-year occupation at Notre Dame, tying him with Knute Rockne as the winningest coach in school historic earlier. The Fighting Irish gained their eighth straight over Purdue and first since 2014.

Williams, who scored on a fourth-and-3 switch play of 39 yards from Jack Coan early contained in the second quarter to provide the Irish their first lead 7-3, achieved with 86 yards on 11 carries and two receptions for 47 yards.

Coan, who was sacked 4 occasions and struggled alongside collectively along with his accuracy, achieved 15 of 31 for 223 yards and two touchdowns. He related on a 62-yarder to Avery Davis contained in the third quarter that put the Irish up 17-6. Davis led the Irish in receptions with 5 for 120 yards. Notre Dame furthermore had a pair of area targets by Jonathan Doerer.

The (*12*) (2-1) outgained the Irish 348-343 due to a 291-223 edge by way of the air and obtained their solely landing on a 2-yard switch from Jack Plummer to Milton Wright contained in the third quarter.

That reduce the Irish finish in 17-13 contained in the third quarter. Mitchell Fineran had a pair of 34-yard area targets for Purdue.

Plummer achieved 25 of 36 passes for 187 yards nonetheless left the sport after being sacked by Notre Dame’s Isaiah Foskey and Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa. He was modified by Aidan O’Connell, whose switch with 2:32 remaining into the Irish finish zone was picked off by security Kyle Hamilton, the primary of two by Notre Dame contained in the closing minutes to seal the victory.

THE TAKEAWAY

Purdue: The (*12*) saved tempo with the Irish due to Plummer, who entered the sport hitting 73.8% of his passes and thirteenth contained in the nation in switch effectivity at 183.1. His effectivity in opposition to the Irish didn’t disappoint, nonetheless Purdue clearly wanted further from its working recreation which managed merely 57 yards on 25 carries.

Notre Dame: While the Irish struggled on offense, their security, maligned for giving up 4 performs of 60 yards or further in its first two victories, tightened factors considerably in opposition to the (*12*). For the third straight recreation, linebacker JD Bertrand achieved with double-digit tackles with 12, two higher than Hamilton, and the Irish recorded three sacks.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Notre Dame, which fell 4 spots to No. 12 contained in the Associated Press ballot after its 32-29 victory over Toledo, virtually positively will hold near there inside the next rankings.

UP NEXT

Purdue: (*12*) open Big Ten play in opposition to visiting Illinois.

Notre Dame: Irish go to Chicago’s Soldier Field subsequent Saturday to play Wisconsin.