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Notre Dame didn't receive its wake-up call until shortly after Saturday night's halftime break. From there they looked competent and competitive, though nowhere near the admirable collection of championship contenders that took the field last fall.

At the 8:16 mark of the fourth quarter, Purdue tight end Justin Sinz scored the first touchdown of his 2013 season. The touchdown drew the hosts within seven, 31-24 and they would get no closer. Sinz's score though remains relevant for Notre Dame fans as it was the ninth allowed through three games this fall by the Irish defense, the number tying the total yielded by coordinator Bob Diaco's unit...

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