Notre Dame 13, Michigan 6

Date - Saturday, September 22, 2012 7:30 PM
Location - Notre Dame Stadium
Attendance - 80795

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Michigan 0 0 0 6 6
Notre Dame 0 10 0 3 13

Recap


No. 15 Notre Dame 13, No. 17 Michigan 6:
Tommy Rees came off the bench to lead the lone touchdown drive and Notre Dame forced six turnovers to dispatch Michigan.

Rees completed 8 of 11 passes for 115 yards and ran for a score and Theo Riddick rushed for 52 yards on 17 carries for the Irish (4-0), who snapped a three-game losing streak in the series and are off to their first 4-0 start since 2002.

The Wolverines outgained Notre Dame and had more first downs but were done in by the sloppy play of quarterback Denard Robinson, who completed just 13 of-24 passes for 138 yards and four interceptions. Robinson added 90 yards rushing but also fumbled once.

Michigan had several chances to take the lead in the opening quarter but was turned away in the red zone. Robinson was sacked twice and Brendan Gibbons missed a 43-yard field goal attempt. On the Wolverines’ first trip inside the 20, an ill-advised halfback pass from Vincent Smith was intercepted in the end zone on the next chance.

Robinson, who accounted for 948 yards of total offense in his last two games against Notre Dame, was intercepted on four consecutive possessions in the second quarter. The Irish turned the first into a field goal and went to Rees after the third. The junior quarterback drove Notre Dame 48 yards and kept it for a 2-yard score and a 10-0 lead with 1:21 left in the first half.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Irish sophomore quarterback Everett Golson was lifted after completing just 3 of 8 passes for 30 yards and a pair of interceptions. … Notre Dame captain Manti Te’o paced the defense with eight tackles and two interceptions. … Michigan had taken each of the last three meetings with last-minute touchdowns but did not get that chance again as Riddick rumbled for a key first down on the final drive to allow Notre Dame to run out the clock.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
2nd Quarter - 10:09
Notre Dame   FG  Notre Dame 3 - Michigan 0
2nd Quarter - 1:21
Notre Dame   TD  Notre Dame 10 - Michigan 0
4th Quarter - 13:10
Michigan   FG  Notre Dame 10 - Michigan 3
4th Quarter - 6:46
Notre Dame   FG  Notre Dame 13 - Michigan 3
4th Quarter - 3:27
Michigan   FG  Notre Dame 13 - Michigan 6
TEAMS

Team Records

  Michigan Notre Dame
W/L 2 - 2 - 0 4 - 0 - 0
Conference 0 - 0 - 0 1 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Michigan Notre Dame
Score 6 13
First Downs 19 14
3rd Down Efficiency 8-for-15
53%
3-for-9
33%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 299 239
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 41-161 31-94
Average/Rush 3.9 3.0
Passing
Comp-Att 13-25 11-19
Passing Yards 138 145
Average/Pass Play 4.9 7.6
Penalties-Yards 5-38 5-49
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 0-0
Interceptions Thrown 5 2
Time of Possession 33:19 26:41

PLAYER STATS

Michigan (2 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Robinson 13/24 138 0 4
V. Smith 0/1 0 0 1
Notre Dame (4 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Rees 8/11 115 0 0
E. Golson 3/8 30 0 2
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Robinson 26 90 3.5 0
F. Toussaint 13 58 4.5 0
J. Gallon 2 13 6.5 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
T. Riddick 17 52 3.1 0
C. Wood 7 39 5.6 0
G. Atkinson III 4 4 1.0 0
T. Rees 1 2 2.0 1
E. Golson 1 0 0.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Gardner 3 40 13.3 0
J. Gallon 3 33 11.0 0
R. Roundtree 3 30 10.0 0
J. Robinson 1 20 20.0 0
D. Funchess 2 11 5.5 0
D. Dileo 1 4 4.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Daniels 3 40 13.3 0
T. Eifert 1 38 38.0 0
T. Jones 2 35 17.5 0
T. Riddick 5 32 6.4 0