It was one of those games that you felt whoever had the ball last would pull out the game. And that is exactly what happened in South Bend.
Michigan came into Notre Dame Stadium hoping to steal a win, not an easy task against the Fighting Irish. Thanks to Denard Robinson driving his team down the field and scoring the game winner with 27 seconds left, the Wolverines escaped with the 28-24 win.
This after the Irish scored the go-ahead TD thanks to a 95-yard pass from Dayne Crist to Kyle Rudolph with 3:41 left.
Both offenses racked up some yards today, Michigan with 532 and Notre Dame with 535. The key was the turnover battle, with the Wolverines forcing 3 and not giving away any.
And of course there was Robinson, who earlier in the game broke off a 87-yard TD run, the longest in history of the Irish’s famous Stadium.
It may be déjà vu all over again for the Irish, who lost to Michigan last year on a TD pass with 11 seconds left. The key now will be how they bounce back, which won’t be easy considering they go to Spartan Stadium next week to take on Michigan State.
We’ll see if Brian Kelly’s squad really has the luck of the Irish this year.
Written by C. James