Except for that one shattering breach of its air defenses, Notre Dame was imposing against the Purdue attack, which more or less dissolved in the second half into Bobrowski running for his life and more often than not losing the race to one or another 260-pound lineman like Steve Niehaus. Even eliminating the ground given up when Bobrowski was sacked, the Boilermakers gained only 78 yards rushing, which speaks well for a young defense.
The Irish should improve game by game, but the one Penick is looking forward to most eagerly is Pittsburgh. There is a fan at Pitt who has read about Penick studying his cat's moves.
"He's been sending me postcards," says the Irish halfback. "He claims every time we play on TV he has his cat study my moves. He said his cat has such good moves now from watching me, he's the best mouse catcher in Pittsburgh. I got to send that dude a couple of tickets to the game. I'd like to see what he looks like."