Lloyd Carr is not the only one who managed to start his head coaching career at Michigan in dramatic fashion. In just the second game of Brady Hoke's tenure, the Wolverines capped off a comeback for the ages against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
Oh, and did I mention it was the first night game in the history of the Big House? It is hard to think of a game that could have christened those brand new permanent lights better than this one.
Entering the fourth quarter, Michigan trailed 24-7. Its offense had been stifled and the defense could not slow down Michael Floyd or Cierre Wood. Things looked grim, to say the least, for the Wolverines.
Slowly, Michigan began to chip away at the lead. A pair of touchdowns in the first five minutes of the final frame pulled the Wolverines within one possession. With 1:12 remaining, Michigan took the lead for the first time on a 21-yard screen pass to Vincent Smith.
Notre Dame answered right back 42 seconds later. Tommy Rees made the Wolverines pay for their jailhouse blitz and hit Theo Riddick for the go-ahead touchdown.
The final drive of the game produced yet another unbelievable turn of events. Jeremy Gallon found a soft spot in Notre Dame's coverage and torched its defense for 64 yards. This set Denard Robinson and Co. up at the 16-yard line with eight seconds left.
Hoke elected to take a shot at the end zone before kicking a field goal to send it to overtime. Robinson found Roundtree in the corner for his only catch of the game. Talk about saving your best for the end, huh?