Pete DiPrimio, sports columnist and college beat writer for The News-Sentinel of Fort Wayne, Ind., takes his best shots on the world of Notre Dame football.

Saturday, September 30

Lymon Shows Potential

Imagine how good Selwyn Lymon is going to be once he gets some experience.

The Purdue freshman and former Harding standout is still learning the nuances of the college game after having to sit out last season because of academics. His potential is obvious.

For one, he is 6-4 and 210 pounds, which gives coach Joe Tiller the kind of big receiver he’s been seeking since arriving in West Lafayette 10 years ago.

For another, he is a stud athlete and if you don’t believe it, you missed the two big-time catches he had in the first half of today’s game at Notre Dame. The first catch went for 39 yards and a first down. The second went 88 yards for a touchdown just before halftime that gave the Boilers life. That gave him four catches for 167 yards.

Notre Dame had just scored to go ahead 28-7. Purdue was stuck deep in its own territory. The Irish called a blitz and the Boilers picked it up, giving quarterback Curtis Painter time to hit Lymon, who busted free for the kind of big-time score that can turn games around.

It likely won’t be the last time he does that.


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