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Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Michigan Wolverines Complete Game Preview
Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

SOUTH BEND, Ind.Last season, Notre Dame used an early-season victory over Michigan to help catapult it to a run at a national title.

Six Wolverines' turnovers helped the Irish earn the victory. Gone, however, are two of the key players from that game. Denard Robinson, who had torched the Irish the previous two seasons in Michigan victories, threw four first-half interceptions and lost a fumble in the second half. Meanwhile, Irish linebacker Manti Te'o recorded two interceptions on a night when ND fans honored him by wearing leis.

Irish backup quarterback Tommy Rees replaced an ineffective Everett Golson and ran for a touchdown and converted a key third-down pass late in the game to seal the victory.

The two Midwest foes revive their rivalry on Saturday night with both teams entering their showdown at 1-0 after home victories. the Irish were a 28-6 winner over Temple and Michigan destroyed Central Michigan, 59-9.

 

Time: 8 p.m., ET

Place: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Mich.

TV: ESPN

Spread: Michigan by 3

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