Purdue's TerBush threw an interception right to Notre Dame's Gary Gray on the first play from scrimmage and two plays later, Rees found Floyd beyond Purdue's defense for their long touchdown connection.
After Purdue was forced to punt, Notre Dame drove 81 yards before stalling. Purdue's Kawann Short blocked David Ruffer's 28-yard field-goal try, and the Boilermakers escaped the threat.
Later in the first quarter, Purdue had Notre Dame stopped on a third-and-goal, but an unsportmanlike conduct penalty on Albert Evans gave the Irish a first down. Notre Dame then scored on a 2-yard run by Gray to take a 14-0 lead.
Ruffer missed a 49-yard field goal early in the second quarter, and Marve entered the game for Purdue's next possession.
Purdue went three-and-out, and Notre Dame quickly took advantage. Catching Purdue in a blitz, Wood broke into the secondary and ran 55 yards to give the Irish a 21-0 lead with 9:06 left in the second quarter.
Purdue finally got on the board when Carson Wiggs made a 27-yard field goal with 3:39 left in the second quarter to trim Notre Dame's lead to 21-3.
Marve didn't fare as well as TerBush statistically, but he moved the team more effectively and earned the start in the second half.
Before he even got on the field, though, Notre Dame scored again. Tyler Eifert, Notre Dame's improving tight end who had just one catch in the first half, caught a 6-yard touchdown pass from Rees to make it 28-3. Later in the quarter, Jones caught an 11-yard pass from Rees to push the lead to 35-3.
Purdue finally got into the end zone late in the game. TerBush finished a 95-yard drive with a 13-yard touchdown pass to Antavian Edison with 21 seconds remaining.
Notre Dame's defense was as impressive as its offense. Purdue entered the game ranked 11th nationally in rushing, but finished with 84 yards on 27 carries.
"We made good decisions, we ran hard and we exerted our will on the opposing team," Kelly said.
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