Irish fullback James Aldridge is enjoying the atmosphere surrounding the USC-ND game Saturday.
Notre Dame is sitting injured fullback James Aldridge against Michigan and will start Robert Hughes.
James Aldridge ran for 84 yards and a career-high two touchdowns and the Notre Dame defense handled Washington in a 33-7 victory on Saturday night.
Notre Dame's defense has struggled, and the Irish's luck doesn't look like it's going to change when it faces Purdue. Check out the non-automatic BCS conferences and independents notes.