(Sporting Alert) — A rivalry college football game awaits all the fans as Michigan faces Notre Dame on Saturday, September 6 at 7:30 PM ET at the Notre Dame Stadium South Bend, IN.
The long history of Michigan and Notre Dame has to continue this season but it could be the last, unless the two schools would meet in the postseason.
Michigan made sure that they would end up victorious against the Appalachian State in a 52-14 victory last week. Seven years ago, the Wolverines suffered the biggest upset in the history of college football by losing to the Appalachian State.
The Wolverines are ready to play a much tougher and stronger Notre Dame in Saturday’s game. Look for quarterback Devin Gardner, who threw three touchdown passes to Devin Funchess, to be effective against the Fighting Irish. Gardner may not duplicate his game, but expect the quarterback to navigate through the defense of the Fighting Irish.
Clearly, the Wolverines have the defense to topple the offense of the Fighting Irish. They showed the toughness and speed over Appalachian State.
Because of the difficulties in playing on the road over the Fighting Irish, the Wolverines have to start strong in order to keep up.
Quarterback Everett Golson, who helped the Irish in that National Championship appearance in 2013, returns to the roster of the Fighting Irish.
Golson completed 14-of-22 passing for 295 yards and rushed for 41 yards on 12 carries to lead the Irish into a 48-17 win over Rice. Golson’s ability to locate his receivers allowed him go get touchdown passes for 75 and 53 yards.
In that game against Rice, Notre Dame accumulated 576 total yards in 64 plays. There were 42 plays in rushing that produced 281 yards. Though the passing offense was great, the rushing offense was utilized more.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish will be tested against the Michigan Wolverines in all aspects. This is a barometer game for the Fighting Irish. If they get the victory, they have a chance to go on.
Michigan Wolverines vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish is televised on NBC. Which team will win the game? Will the passing game of the Wolverines derail the defense of the Irish?