South Bend, IN -- After sitting on the bench for most of the game, Tommy Rees entered with 2:12 remaining and led No. 22 Notre Dame on a game-winning drive.
Kyle Brindza's 27-yard field goal capped the deciding march with seven seconds left, as the Fighting Irish edged Purdue, 20-17, on Saturday.
Everett Golson started for Notre Dame and threw for 289 yards and a score, but he fumbled late in the fourth quarter, which led to Caleb TerBush's 15-yard, game-tying touchdown pass to Antavian Edison.
Rees, who was suspended for Notre Dame's season-opening win over Navy, completed 3-of-8 passes, including a 21-yard strike to Robby Toma, on the final drive.
Golson also ran for a touchdown, while Tyler Eifert had 98 yards on four catches for the Fighting Irish (2-0).
TerBush, who was also suspended for the season-opener, threw for 79 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions on 8-of-19 passing.
Robert Marve split time with TerBush and completed 11-of-18 passes for 119 yards and a score for the Boilermakers (1-1), who have dropped five straight meetings with Notre Dame and haven't won in South Bend since 2004.
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