The first loss of the season is tough. Losing a game to a rival you haven’t played in seven years is even tougher. I don’t think that Purdue needed to play a perfect game in order to win, but it needed to take advantages of the opportunities it was given and it was unable to do so. It led to a frustrating afternoon, as there were chances missed.
There will be other chances though, as the season is not over. The hope of a postseason game is still very much alive as Purdue would go somewhere around Christmas time with just four more wins. Just because these chances were missed doesn’t mean there are not going to be other chances.
Here is our weekly Twitter recap from the game as usual. We’re hoping also that David Bell is okay and can come back stronger than ever after that nasty hit he took.
Don’t let let all of this attention on the visiting tunnel distract you from the visiting locker room bathroom being the most awful smelling facility in college football. https://t.co/f9l0GuJU8R— Danny Anthrop (@DannyAnthrop) September 17, 2021
Arizona is also playing the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks. Hard choice lol— Dr. J ⛅ (@Air_Force_Juan) September 18, 2021
Although, the game isn't until 10pm Eastern time. Could have a private plane at SBN ready to take them over to Tuscon after this game!
NBC called that one in from the Rockefeller Plaza.— Rob K (@adams_lk_kruger) September 18, 2021
#Purdue’s very lucky that Jack Coan just T-shirt gun’d two very makeable throws.— Brian Neubert — GoldandBlack.com (@brianneubert) September 18, 2021
Defense has played good enough to win. Offense needs to step up— ❄️OV Breezy❄️ (@OV_Breezy) September 18, 2021
Is it just me, or does the offense regress as the defense improves under Brohm?
You knew David Bell would do something eventually, because David Bell always does something.— Derek Schultz (@Schultz975) September 18, 2021
David Bell can make a great catch, even when the defense is cheating. #Purdue— Ben Cotton (he/him) says #BlackLivesMatter (@FunnelFiasco) September 18, 2021
Purdue joins the time with rugby punting and somehow finds two guys that suck at it— Riles23 (@Riles23) September 18, 2021
Notre Dame player of the game: pic.twitter.com/tcdvFFlyx2— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) September 18, 2021
I swear Notre Dame football gets more calls at home than Duke basketball. pic.twitter.com/2CSPrbGI3T— John (@CardinaIStrong) September 18, 2021
Purdue may not be ranked in many things in athletics but there’s no doubt we are a Top 5 school when it comes to building up hope to only have it all come crashing down in extraordinary fashion.— Robby Donoho III (@RobbyDonoho) September 18, 2021
Surprised ND allowed him to leave through the main tunnel.— Hudepohl Golden 14-K (@bruns_steven) September 18, 2021
Purdue’s 27-13 loss at #NotreDame is just another reminder of how special and how rare that win was for the #Boilermakers up there in 2004. Is Coach Brohm walking out of there as mad as Coach Tiller was after a loss in 2002? Guess we’ll find out 9-20-2025.— Clayton Duffy (@CDuffSports) September 18, 2021