Gould Headshot squareBrian Kelly, the coach who has taken Notre Dame to a national championship game, saw the Fighting Irish slip and slide to a windy, rainy 10-3 loss at N.C. State in Hurricane Matthew-induced slop.

Lovie Smith, who was a nine-point favorite to earn his first FBS victory as head coach, endured a wrenching 34-31 overtime loss to lowly Purdue on a glorious autumn afternoon in Central Illinois. The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.