Sept. 30, 2006
Jared Armstrong's 69-yard punt in the first quarter was a season and career best. His previous top effort was 58 yards vs. Ball State on Sept. 16.
The 88-yard touchdown pass from Curtis Painter to Selwyn Lymon in the second quarter was the longest scoring strike of the season for the Boilermakers. The score was the longest touchdown pass thrown by Painter in his career, and the longest caught by Lymon in his career.
Other notes on Lymon's 88-yard touchdown reception: It is the seventh-longest scoring play during the Joe Tiller era, and the longest offensive strike since Taylor Stubblefield's 97-yard touchdown vs. Notre Dame on Oct. 2, 2004.
Lymon set season and career bests with 238 yards receiving in the game. His previous best was 90 yards vs. Ball State on Sept. 16. His second quarter touchdown was the first of his collegiate career.
Lymon's 238-yard performance against Notre Dame is the most vs. the Irish for a Boilermaker in the history of the series (previously 181 by Stubblefield in 2004), and the fifth time a Purdue receiver eclipsed the 200-yard plateau. His effort ranks second all-time in Purdue history (behind only Chris Daniels, 301 vs. Michigan State in 1999).
Anthony Spencer moved into seventh on the career sacks list with 17.0, following his two-sack performance vs. the Irish. Spencer recorded 4.5 tackles for loss during the game. He entered the contest ranked fourth in the NCAA, averaging 2.25 TFL per game.
Curtis Painter passed for 398 yards, the second 300-yard effort of the season for the Boilermaker quarterback and the 31st by any Purdue quarterback under Joe Tiller.
The Boilermakers are now 4-6 against the Fighting Irish during the Joe Tiller era.
Purdue is 29-9 under Tiller in games played in the month of September. The Boilermakers hold a record of 71-44 overall under Tiller, 24-10 vs. non-conference opponents, and 66-41 in day games.
The Boilermakers are 47-34 in televised games during the Tiller era, 1-4 when appearing on NBC.