Several defenses have felt the wrath of the one called "Shoelace."
Robinson's 87-yard touchdown run against the Irish in 2010 was one of the most impressive outbursts of the Wolverines quarterback's career.
Even the Irish band was in awe as Robinson's braids trailed in the wind during his gallop.
Robinson has rushed for 100 or more yards 16 times since 2010—name a quarterback who's done that.
But the Irish defense has been retooled and looks stronger than it has in the past two or three years. It might be difficult for Robinson to hit the century mark this week.
Notre Dame held Michigan State's Le'Veon Bell to just 77 yards this past Saturday, and Bell is one of the country's best big backs. Stopping a 6'2', 244-pound tank is no easy task. Robinson is listed at 6', 190 pounds—do the math; Robinson is much smaller, but much faster than Bell.
If the Notre Dame defense can get a grip on Robinson, look for it to punish the Michigan quarterback with helmet-knocking hits all day Saturday.
Numbers can be crunched and tendencies can be analyzed, but Saturday comes down to one thing and one thing only when it comes to putting a plug on Robinson: Notre Dame (particularly ends and linebackers) has to catch him... if it can.
Poor tackling and consistent battles in the trenches won by the Michigan offensive line makes for the perfect storm—"Hurricane Shoelace" will be ready to take its toll and ravish Notre Dame Stadium.
An important aspect should also be touched on: Notre Dame safety Jamoris Slaughter is out for the year with a torn Achilles, which he suffered this past Saturday against the Spartans. Matthias Farley will start in his place.
What does that mean for Robinson and Michigan? It's simple, really. The secondary is oftentimes the only unit that comes close to touching Robinson. He flies by linemen and linebackers, which leaves safeties and corners as the only players left between Robinson and pay dirt.
Without Slaughter, Notre Dame is at a slight disadvantage.