Jimmy Clausen Saves Charlie Weis From Himself in Irish Win

Posted by Mike Muratore on September-27-2009 Add Comments

Just before halftime in Saturday night's Notre Dame win over Purdue, the moment fans of the Fighting Irish had been fearing finally happened.

Jimmy Clausen showed his humanity.

A long pass intended for freshman Shaq Evans fell into the arms of a defender for Clausen's first interception of the 2009 campaign. The Irish went to the locker room leading the Boilermakers 17-7 and holding all the momentum, after delivering a physical pounding to Purdue over the first 30 minutes of football.

Clausen played sparingly in the first half, only entering the game for a handful of plays over four series—looking decided un-Clausen-esque. He missed some throws, was sacked twice, and was obviously hampered by the toe injury he sus...

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