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Sport Brian Kelly ties Knute Rockne atop Notre Dame’s record books the same way he got his first win, over Purdue

02:05  19 september  2021
02:05  19 september  2021 Source:   nbcsports.com

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Much has changed during Brian Kelly’s Notre Dame tenure — from a video board and artificial turf in the Stadium to four straight years, and counting, of double-digit wins — but some things remain the same. Kelly’s record-tying 105th win leading the Irish came at the expense of the same team he beat for his first.

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Notre Dame’s defense led the way in a 27-13 win against Purdue on Saturday, giving Kelly six wins and no losses against the Boilermakers as he tied Knute Rockne for the most wins as Irish head coach with 105. Junior running back Kyren Williams (pictured at top) sealed the win with a 51-yard touchdown run, cutting past multiple would-be tacklers, halfway through the fourth quarter, his second trip to the end zone of the day.

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Both Kelly and Rockne took 12 seasons to reach 105 wins, but Kelly knows and acknowledges his stretch to get there differs from Rockne’s, who had a .881 winning percentage, compared to Kelly’s .729.

“I see it a little bit differently, in a sense that I think it means longevity,” Kelly said this week in anticipation of tying the record. “It means stability. It means winning.

“It doesn’t mean anything else relative to comparisons or who’s better. Those things really don’t mean much to me. I came here to do a job, and that was to bring Notre Dame back to its winning traditions. We’ve gotten there, by being consistent and having stability. That’s what [105 wins] means more than anything else to me.”

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That consistency and stability have been the staples of the last four-plus years under Kelly, with the Irish going 46-8 since the start of the 2017 season (an .852 winning percentage), including 26 straight wins at home and 35 straight victories over unranked opponents thanks to the dispatching of the Boilermakers (2-1).

No. 12 Notre Dame’s offense showed flashes, certainly more so than it did a week ago, but it still struggled to find consistency. Long touchdown passes to Williams (39 yards) and fifth-year receiver Avery Davis (62 yards), along with Williams’ weaving score, provided an undue chunk (152 yards) of the offensive total production of 346 yards.

Williams’ score gave the Irish their initial lead and showed the overall riskiness embraced by Coan, threading the needle between two Purdue defenders. From there, though, Coan had trouble with his accuracy, missing on repeated downfield shots to senior receiver Kevin Austin (and later surviving one rueful drop by senior Braden Lenzy of a 39-yard touchdown) before eventually connecting with Davis. Coan finished the day 15-of-31 passing for 223 yards.

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Davis’ dash gave the Irish breathing room they would need, similar to TJ Jones‘ 5-yard touchdown catch back in 2010 that gave Notre Dame a 20-3 lead in Kelly’s debut.

Back then, the Irish had gone through three head coaches within nine years and consistency and stability seemed like far-fetched dreams. Now the biggest problem Notre Dame has is not winning by enough, although Williams’ punctuation mark Saturday may have eased that worry for the first time this season.

SCORING SUMMARY

First Quarter

9:58 — Purdue field goal. Mitchel Fineran 35 yards. Purdue 3, Notre Dame 0. (10 plays, 34 yards, 3:41)

Second Quarter

13:51 — Notre Dame touchdown. Kyren Williams 39-yard pass from Jack Coan. Jonathan Doerer PAT good. Notre Dame 7, Purdue 3. (5 plays, 66 yards, 2:14)

8:45 — Notre Dame field goal. Doerer 28 yards. Notre Dame 10, Purdue 3. (10 plays, 48 yards, 3:13)

Third Quarter

11:06

— Purdue field goal. Fineran 34 yards. Notre Dame 10, Purdue 6. (9 plays, 50 yards, 3:48)

9:59 — Notre Dame touchdown. Avery Davis 62-yard pass from Coan. Doerer PAT good. Notre Dame 17, Purdue 6. (3 plays, 75 yards, 1:07)

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7:08 — Purdue touchdown. Milton Wright 2-yard pass from Jack Plummer. Fineran PAT good. Notre Dame 17, Purdue 13. (6 plays, 75 yards, 2:51)

Fourth Quarter

10:50

— Notre Dame field goal. Doerer 30 yards. Notre Dame 20, Purdue 13. (11 plays, 53 yards, 5:20)

6:05 — Notre Dame touchdown. Williams 51-yard rush. Doerer PAT good. Notre Dame 27, Purdue 13. (1 play, 51 yards, 0:11)

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