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Wednesday, November 19, 2003
ND Sophomore Jinx: Phipps, Purdue pull upset
By Larry Schwartz
Special to

Sept. 30, 1967

Mike Phipps adds to the Purdue tradition of sophomore quarterbacks upsetting Notre Dame. In 1949, Dale Samuels led the Boilermakers to a 35-12 victory, ending Notre Dame's 39-game unbeaten streak. Five years later, Len Dawson threw four touchdowns in a 27-14 victory over Notre Dame.

Today, it's Phipps' turn. The sophomore throws two touchdown passes in the fourth quarter, the second breaking a tie, to give 10th-ranked Purdue a 28-21 victory. It's the second consecutive time the Irish are knocked from No. 1 in West Lafayette, Ind., as Bob Griese guided Purdue to a 25-21 upset in 1965.

Also starring for Purdue is double-duty halfback Leroy Keyes, who not only catches nine passes for 109 yards and a touchdown but also makes a late interception to thwart a Notre Dame drive.

While Phipps completes 14-of-34 passes for 238 yards, his statistics pale compared to Irish quarterback Terry Hanratty, who throws an unheard-of 63 passes (completing 29) for 366 yards. But in the end, it's the Purdue sophomore quarterback who earns the W.

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