Turn on the lights, because we’ve got nighttime football at the Big House!
After a disheartening loss to South Florida last week, Notre Dame will try to get back on track when the Irish visit Michigan for the first night game in the history of Michigan Stadium.
The most fascinating storyline for this one revolves around the quarterback position for Notre Dame.
Brian Kelly’s decision to start Dayne Crist in the opener ended up backfiring, and now backup Tommy Rees, who went 4-1 as a starter when Crist was hurt last season, will get the call.
Besides better quarterback play, Notre Dame will need to focus on slowing down Michigan QB Denard Robinson, who ran wild against the Irish last season, totaling over 500 yards of offense and scoring three touchdowns.
Robinson was the key to Michigan’s 28-24 victory in last year’s meeting, and he’ll once again play an important role in this matchup.
Notre Dame needs to right the ship in a hurry, and the Irish have a great opportunity to regain some respect with a win over the Wolverines.