But after a delay penalty, Marve was sacked by Stephon Tuitt on the final play of the third quarter before Sam McCartney's 33-yard field goal made it 17-10.
Marve led the Boilermakers on a quick 58-yard scoring drive at the end of the first half that started with Raheem Mostert's 41-yard kickoff return. The key was a fourth-down conversion pass of 11 yards to Crosby Wright.
Marve then hit Ross with a 16-yarder and, on a third-and-goal from the 2, he found Edison in the corner of the end zone with nine seconds to play in the half.
Golson led the Irish on an 88-yard scoring play in the second quarter with three big third-down conversions. He scrambled on the first one, avoided two rushers and then hit Troy Niklas on a 30-yard pass. Three plays later on another third down he found DaVaris Daniels behind the Boilermaker defense for a 41-yard gain to the 9.
After a pass interference call on the Boilermakers in the end zone gave Notre Dame a first-and-goal at the 2, the Irish failed to score on two runs.
On a third-and-3, Golson rolled right and made a dive for the end zone as he was being hit right at the goal line. Officials initially ruled him out of bounds, but after a video review the call on the field was reversed and he was awarded a touchdown because he hit the pylon.
Two of Notre Dame's key defenders, defensive end Kapron Lewis-Moore (calf) and safety Jamoris Slaughter (shoulder), were injured. Lewis-Moore went out early in the game and Slaughter, who made a big hit in second quarter, didn't play in the second half. And Eifert (slight concussion) went to the sidelines in the fourth quarter.
Brindza, whose two field goals were the first two of his career, kicked because Nick Tausch had a groin strain.
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