Purdue's Mike Rose stopped quarterback Jarious Jackson on second and goal with less than 15 seconds left this afternoon to preserve the 20th-ranked Boilermakers' 28-23 victory over No. 16 Notre Dame.
Travis Dorsch kicked two fourth-quarter field goals to put the Boilermakers (2-0) ahead, but Jackson led the Irish (1-2) to the Purdue 2-yard line with time running out.
Tony Driver was stopped on first and goal, and Notre Dame called timeout to regroup. Jackson then ran left on an option but was dropped for a nine-yard loss by Rose.
The Irish didn't have enough time to get off another play, similar to last week when Notre Dame lost, 26-22, at Michigan when its two-minute drill came up short.
What was expected to be a battle of quarterbacks lived up to the hype, with the teams combining for 826 yards.
Jackson was 22 of 34 for 267 yards, a touchdown and an interception. But he was ineffective running the ball, usually one of his strengths, gaining one yard on 13 attempts.
Drew Brees continued his assault on the Purdue record book, completing 24 of 40 attempts for 317 yards with a touchdown and an interception.
Brees moved into third place for career touchdown passes with 44 and fourth on the school's completions list with 430. He has 5,000 yards in total offense for his career.
It was the second time the Boilermakers have beaten Notre Dame in the last 14 meetings and gave Purdue its longest winning streak in 32 years with eight games.
The first half was a comedy of errors on both sides.
Two of Purdue's first three plays resulted in turnovers and led to a 10-0 Notre Dame lead.
Purdue was down, 10-7, when Tony Driver blocked a punt to set up the Irish at the Purdue 47. Jackson hit Jabari Holloway for 27 yards to the 20, but the Boilermakers forced a fourth and inches at the 11.
Before Jackson had even set to call the snap, Purdue end Brian Dinkins jumped offsides to give Notre Dame a first down at the 5. The Boilermakers jumped again on the next play, and Jackson later scored on a one-yard run. Jim Sanson's extra-point kick glanced off the left upright.
The Irish had a chance to score again at the end of the half, but they stalled after being flagged for holding and illegal motion on successive plays. Jackson hit Javin Hunter for 17 yards to the 23 with time running out, and Jackson went to down the ball.
Instead, he lined up under the wrong lineman--as the kicking team lined up behind him--and time ran out.
CAPTION: Purdue quarterback Drew Brees (24 of 40, 317 yards) lofts pass over Irish's Antwon Jones.