Notre Dame vs. Michigan: 6 Good Things, 6 Bad from Wolverines' Dramatic Victory

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Notre Dame vs. Michigan: 6 Good Things, 6 Bad from Wolverines' Dramatic Victory
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Well, that was easy.

After a first half that likely had Bo Schembechler—not to mention Rich Rodriguez—rolling over in his grave, Michigan rebounded in the second half Saturday night under the lights at the Big House to hand Notre Dame a shocking 35-31 defeat.

It was a game worthy of the occasion: the first ever night game at Michigan Stadium, featuring throwback uniforms and a historical matchup between two of the best college football teams of all time.

Was it a perfect game? No.

Was it a well-played game? No, not for most of it. Certainly not on the defensive end.

Paraphrasing a terrific Tweet moments after the final whistle, this may have been the best game ever between two really mediocre teams.

But with three touchdowns in the final 1:12, a heroic performance from Wolverines quarterback Denard Robinson and a gutsy play call from new head coach Brady Hoke, this was the kind of game Michigan fans will remember for a long, long time.

Obviously. there are several enormous positives to take from a victory of this nature, but despite the fabulous result, there were plenty of negatives as well.

Let's take a look at six of each as we continue to bask in the glory of Saturday's triumph.

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