The Notre Dame football team will battle it out against Purdue at home today, and here are three totally reasonable expectations for the Irish in this one.
When it comes to the 2021 Notre Dame football team, you never know what you are going to get, as new faces, and injuries have made the first two weeks a roller coaster. However, they do go into their Week 3 matchup with the Purdue Boilermakers sitting at 2-0, and a chance to change the narrative surrounding them with a convincing win inside Notre Dame Stadium.
Here, we look at three very reasonable expectations for the Irish as they look to move to 3-0 on the young season.
3 totally reasonable expectations for Notre Dame football against Purdue in Week 3
Cover the Spread
The Notre Dame football team has not been able to cover the spread during the first two games of the season, but they should be able to do so against Purdue in this one. WynnBet has the Irish as seven-point favorites against the Boilermakers, a number they should be able to handle due to the fact Purdue is missing their starting running back.
Both games have gone down to the wire for the Irish this season, but something has to give in Week 3, as they look to prove they are legitimate contenders for a College Football Playoff. The combination of Jack Coan and Tyler Buchner at quarterback will prove to be the difference, moving the offense at will against this Purdue defense.