Michigan vs. Notre Dame: 5 Young Players Who Will Make Big Impacts

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Michigan vs. Notre Dame: 5 Young Players Who Will Make Big Impacts
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Michigan tight end Devin Funchess.

Notre Dame vs. Michigan.

It's one of those matchups that doesn't need much hype or advertising. Although Saturday's contest will not have any conference implications, this game is annually one of the marquee games on the college football schedule. The history and tradition between these two upper echelon programs will always attract the attention of fans and the national media.

Both squads are heading into their 2012 meeting with national championship aspirations. However, there is a good chance that only one team will leave with them intact. 

These are two evenly matched teams. Although Notre Dame is a veteran-laden squad, they possess a young starting quarterback and an inexperienced defensive backfield. Michigan will rely on Denard Robinson to create space for a thin receiving corps.

Let's take a look a five youngsters who will have a big impact this weekend and could potentially help decide the outcome of the game.

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