It's still way too early.
I'll type it again: It's still way too early. But with one quarter of Notre Dame's football season behind them, the Irish's path to the first ever College Football Playoff looks wide open.
Don't tell me you wouldn't take it. Notre Dame, entering their first off week at 3-0. The offense, averaging a hearty 36.3 points a game. The defense, giving up just 10.3 points a game.
After two weekends of crisp, mistake-free football, Notre Dame walked into Lucas Oil Stadium expecting to roll over Purdue. And they played like it.
With two victories behind them in impressive fashion, Notre Dame has a chance to start September with three straight victories for the second time in three seasons. Off to a clean start, the Irish are tied for the best in the nation in turnover margin, sitting pretty at +6 heading into Saturday night's game.
As usual, for those of you away from the TV on Saturday night, we've got your covered. Notre Dame's primetime affair with Purdue will air not just on NBC at 7:30 p.m., but will be hosted as part of the NBC Live Extra app, as well as online at NBCSports.com
With the festivities already started in Indianapolis, let's empty the mailbag before tomorrow night's Shamrock Series game against Purdue.
It's that time of year again. The annual Shamrock Series. For a program built upon tradition and history, consider the Shamrock Series something similar -- only started five years ago. (So maybe not that similar at all.)
With a betting line that's hovering just above four touchdowns, this weekend's Shamrock Series game looks like it could be the most lopsided matchup since the series premiere against Washington State. But if the last five years tell us anything, expect the unexpected against Purdue.
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Indianapolis, IN (SportsNetwork.com) - The 11th-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish, fresh off an impressive shutout of the Michigan Wolverines, continue play against the Big Ten Conference, as they take on the Purdue Boilermakers as part of the Shamrock Series at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN.Brian Kelly's Irish have their talented quarterback back on the field in 2014 and the results have...
Two weeks in and we've got plenty to talk about. So if you've got questions on Shamrock Series, Purdue, the end of Michigan, or anything else... Drop it in the comments or hit me on Twitter @KeithArnold.