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.
It's been a long recovery for the Green Wave, but Saturday they welcome SMU to Tulane's first home game in nearly two years.
Of all the QBs to face Notre Dame in the program's history, Tyler Palko became the first to pass for five touchdowns.
Barring a late-season collapse, Notre Dame and Navy will reach the postseason.