Boxscore
Michigan 35, Notre Dame 31
Saturday, September 10, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - Michigan Stadium
Attendance - 114804

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Notre Dame 14 3 7 7 31
Michigan 0 7 0 28 35

Recap


Denard Robinson threw three of his four touchdown passes in the fourth quarter - including a 16-yard touchdown strike to Roy Roundtree with 2 seconds remaining - to lift Michigan to a stunning 35-31 come-from-behind victory over Notre Dame on Saturday in the first night game at Michigan Stadium.

Robinson had three turnovers, including two interceptions in the second half. But trailing 24-7 entering the fourth quarter, Robinson led the Wolverines to touchdowns on four of their final five possessions, including the last one, which began at the Wolverines’ 20-yard line.

The critical play on the final drive was Robinson’s 64-yard pass to Jeremy Gallon, who caught the ball short and dashed up field before being pushed out of bounds at the 16.

That play set up the decisive score, a perfectly thrown ball from Robinson to Roundtree on the right side of the end zone.

The loss was a hard one to swallow for Notre Dame, which took a 31-28 lead with 30 seconds left on Tommy Rees’ 29-yard touchdown pass to Theo Riddick.

The Irish fell to 0-2 for the first time since starting the 2007 season 0-5. And much like last week’s 23-20 loss against South Florida, the Irish beat themselves with turnovers. They had four turnovers against Michigan a week after turning the ball over five times against the Bulls.

Robinson, a Heisman trophy candidate, finished with 338 passing yards and 108 rushing yards and a touchdown for the Wolverines, who won despite being outgained 513-452. 

Rees went 27-of-39 for 315 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. Michael Floyd finished with 159 yards on 13 receptions.

Michigan’s Junior Hemingway had a game-high 165 receiving yards on three catches, including a 43-yard touchdown. He also had a 77-yard reception.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 9:05
Notre Dame   TD  Michigan 0 - Notre Dame 7
1st Quarter - 1:56
Notre Dame   TD  Michigan 0 - Notre Dame 14
2nd Quarter - 10:18
Michigan   TD  Michigan 7 - Notre Dame 14
2nd Quarter - 1:40
Notre Dame   FG  Michigan 7 - Notre Dame 17
3rd Quarter - 2:13
Notre Dame   TD  Michigan 7 - Notre Dame 24
4th Quarter - 14:54
Michigan   TD  Michigan 14 - Notre Dame 24
4th Quarter - 10:47
Michigan   TD  Michigan 21 - Notre Dame 24
4th Quarter - 1:12
Michigan   TD  Michigan 28 - Notre Dame 24
4th Quarter - 0:30
Notre Dame   TD  Michigan 28 - Notre Dame 31
4th Quarter - 0:02
Michigan   TD  Michigan 35 - Notre Dame 31
TEAMS

Team Records

  Notre Dame Michigan
W/L 0 - 2 - 0 2 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 0 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Notre Dame Michigan
Score 31 35
First Downs 28 16
3rd Down Efficiency 8-for-14
57%
3-for-9
33%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-0
0%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 513 452
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 33-198 26-114
Average/Rush 6.0 4.4
Passing
Comp-Att 27-39 11-24
Passing Yards 315 338
Average/Pass Play 8.1 13.5
Penalties-Yards 9-75 9-82
Fumbles-Lost 4-3 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 2 3
Time of Possession 37:01 22:59

PLAYER STATS

Notre Dame (0 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Rees 27/39 315 3 2
Michigan (2 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Robinson 11/24 338 4 3
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
C. Wood 25 134 5.4 1
J. Gray 6 66 11.0 0
T. Rees 2 -2 -1.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Robinson 16 108 6.8 1
S. Hopkins 5 10 2.0 0
V. Smith 1 3 3.0 0
M. Shaw 2 -3 -1.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
M. Floyd 13 159 12.2 0
T. Riddick 6 62 10.3 2
T. Eifert 4 51 12.8 0
T. Jones 3 28 9.3 1
J. Gray 1 15 15.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Hemingway 3 165 55.0 1
J. Gallon 2 78 39.0 1
K. Grady 1 27 27.0 0
V. Smith 2 26 13.0 1
R. Roundtree 1 16 16.0 1
J. McColgan 1 15 15.0 0
K. Koger 1 11 11.0 0
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