Notre Dame vs. Michigan: 5 Reasons It's an Instant Classic

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Notre Dame vs. Michigan: 5 Reasons It's an Instant Classic
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Michigan vs. Notre Dame has been a legendary matchup for decades. After all, it's the winningest program in college football history against, arguably, the most legendary program in college football history.

The two teams have had some great battles over the years, but nothing will top Saturday night—a 35-31 Michigan victory after the Wolverines trailed 14-0, 24-7, and then 31-28 with just 30 seconds to play after a Tommy Rees touchdown pass.

But Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson redeemed himself and led an 80-yard drive in a half-a-minute, capping it with a touchdown pass with two seconds remaining for the win.

It was, as ESPN announcer Brent Musburger said after the game, "an instant classic."

And here are five reasons why...

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