Michigan Football: Winners and Losers from Week 4 Game vs. Notre Dame

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Michigan Football: Winners and Losers from Week 4 Game vs. Notre Dame
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Brady Hoke's Michigan Wolverines couldn't push aside the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday

It was perhaps the Wolverines' worst-played game during Brady Hoke's coaching tenure at the University of Michigan.

Saturday's 13-6 loss to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish reinforced several aspects of Michigan football that were previously noted: Quarterback Denard Robinson has difficulty throwing the ball when pressured, the Wolverines lack a potent rushing attack—and have all season—when it matters most and the wide receivers aren't performing up to par.

Robinson threw four interceptions Saturday, so blaming the wide receivers—or calling them "losers" this week—isn't exactly fair. However, the dropped balls were prevalent during the entire contest, errant throws from Robinson were plentiful—even when they weren't to the other team— and the Wolverines shot themselves in the foot at Notre Dame Stadium.

Michigan could have very well won its fourth consecutive duel against Notre Dame; it wasn't thoroughly dominated, but Notre Dame had just enough leverage to control the tempo for the majority of the game.

It was hard to watch—for fans of both programs—due to the sloppy play, miscues, turnovers and seemingly illogical decision-making by both players and coaches.



Find out who notched a "W" and who suffered an "L."

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