We're going low carb and light this week since the players aren't killing themselves either. Bring your awkwardly long forks folks, fondue's a brewin'
- Under Hope, Purdue is 1-0 after a bye week (Northwestern last year); I couldn't seem to find a 2009 bye week..
- In 2001, Purdue had a week 2 bye (9/8/01); Notre Dame was to be the Week 3 game (9/15/11); Because of this, the nation had stopped playing college football - for safety as well as no desire to celebrate. The Notre Dame game was then pushed to 12/1/01, a week after the Bucket game. We lost to ND, but made it to the Sun Bowl (Loss to Washington St)
- Notre Dame and the Bye Monster
- 1996 - Week 2 Bye, Week 3 ND - Loss, 35 to 0 [ Purdue was 3-8]
- 1993 - Week 3 Bye, Week 4 #3 ND - Loss, 17 to 0 [ Purdue was 1-10]
- 1991 - Week 3 Bye, Week 4 #8 ND - Loss, 45 to 20 [ Purdue was 4-7]
- 1989 - Week 3 Bye, Week 4 #1 ND - Loss, 40 to 7 [ Purdue was 3-8]
- Last time Purdue beat Notre Dame after a bye week: 1962 - Week 2 Bye, Week 3 ND - Win, 24 to 6 [ Purdue was 4-4-1]
- The Fondue: Cheddar and Cider