In a game that perhaps produced more questions than answers, No. 11 Notre Dame fended off No. 18 Michigan 13-6 to improve to 4-0 on the season.
With both teams struggling offensively, Notre Dame switched things up in the second quarter by replacing quarterback Everett Golson with Tommy Rees. The decision proved to be the correct one, as Rees led the Irish to the only touchdown scored by either team.
Notre Dame's defense shined yet again, forcing the Wolverines into six turnovers on the day. Unfortunately, the Irish's offensive struggles prevented this from being a blowout.