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National Ranking: 26th
Why 4th?: Comeback win over Notre Dame and showed resilience in the face of adversity
Michigan trailed big going into the fourth quarter, but managed to beat their rivals Notre Dame 35-31.
All right Michigan fans you were right. I said last week I was not impressed with Michigan's offense and you tore into me. Well in the first half I was right, the Wolverines only managed 89 total yards, but in the second half they exploded going for 379 yards just in that half! Very impressive resiliency and adjustments by the Wolverines.
Denard Robinson went 11 of 24 for 338 yards and four touchdowns with three interceptions, he also added 106 yards rushing and a score. Robinson accounted for all but 13 yards. Hemingway had a big night catching three passes for 165 yards and a score.
Robinson showed they are still very reliant on Robinson, which isn't bad, considering how big of a playmaker he is, but if he ever gets injured or has a bad game, Michigan is going to suffer.
Defense was not good for the Wolverines. They gave up 513 total yards of offense, in a defense that seemed reminiscent to last year's defense. The biggest difference is that they forced five turnovers, two interceptions and three fumbles.
The defense did step up when they needed to in the second half and helped save the game. However, they did not look the greatest out there, and will definitely need to play better in the rest of the season.
Michigan Player of the Week: Denard Robinson 11 of 24 for 338 yards with four touchdowns and three interceptions, and added 106 yards rushing with a score.
Week 3: Eastern Michigan
Eastern Michigan is one of the worst teams in the country with four wins over three years, and two came against FCS schools