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The Michigan Wolverines received 104 votes in the Associated Press top 25 poll, but they did not crack the top 25. Michigan improved to 2-0 on the season with an improbable (impossible?) 35-31 come from behind victory over the rival Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
The Wolverines scored 28 points in the fourth quarter alone and showed the heart and tenacity that has been lacking from Big Blue for quite some time. They were being dominated for much of the game, and Brian Kelly's team could do pretty much whatever they wanted.
Michigan had no answer for Michael Floyd on the outside (13 rec. 159 yds.) and Cierre Wood up the middle (25 carries, 134 yds., 1 TD). Meanwhile, Denard Robinson and Co. only managed seven points through the first three quarters.
Never count old "Shoelace" out.
Denard Robinson quieted his critics and showed the country that as long as he is on the field, the game is never over. The Heisman Candidate (favorite) accounted for 446 total yards (338 passing) and five total touchdowns.
Roy Roundtree's 16-yard TD catch from Robinson with only two seconds left capped one of the greatest comebacks in collegiate history and certainly one of the best in this rivalry game.
Michigan deserves to be ranked in the Top 25 because they are undefeated and they have the most electrifying player in collegiate football. There was no bigger snub in the top 25 poll than the Michigan Wolverines.