Notre Dame, in my opinion, shouldn't be concerned about playing teams that give it better chances to win. With a playoff coming and strength of schedule being that much more important, that seems asinine. I'd rather play the tougher opponent, take the chance of beating them, and then my resume for a national title looks all the more impressive. I'd also rather play the opponent that puts up more money and drives TV ratings nationally. Purdue and MSU don't do that.
at least it's not just us?