SOUTH BEND, Ind. — A visit by Michigan to Notre Dame Stadium, especially for a night game, always carries an impact. When it's the final scheduled meeting in a historic rivalry, there's an even greater jolt of energy surging through campus.
The Wolverines are certainly an opponent familiar to the Irish, with the programs having played in all but six years since 1978. Since that renewal of the rivalry back in 1978, Michigan holds a slight edge (15-14-1).
Many stats and trends are thrown out the window for rivalry games. However, heading into Saturday’s showdown, what do Notre Dame fans need to know about the Wolverines?
Glad you asked.
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