Michigan vs. Notre Dame, Who Needs a Win More?

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Michigan vs. Notre Dame, Who Needs a Win More?

As week 2 of the 2011 College Football season draws nearer, one of the most anticipated match ups will see two of College Football's most storied programs go at it as the Michigan Wolverines (1-0) take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (0-1) in Ann Arbor Saturday night.

The two schools have a long rivalry dating back to 1887. Michigan holds the all time series lead 22-15-1 including wins over the Irish in four of the last five seasons.

Last year, Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson had his coming out party against Notre Dame where he threw for 244 yards and a touchdown and ran for a remarkable 258 yards and two touchdowns.

In week 1 of this season the Wolverines took care of business against Western Michigan with a 34-10 victory in Head Coach Brady Hoke's rain shortened  first game.

The Irish however were not so fortunate. They fell to unranked South Florida at home and have dropped out of the top 25 going into their game at the big house.

But which team needs a win more on Saturday? Let's analyze the case for both teams.

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