Against Rice, Notre Dame scored with five seconds remaining in the first half. Michigan coughed up a touchdown to the Irish a week later with 34 seconds left until halftime.
Notre Dame hasn't voluntarily replaced any of its opening week starting offensive linemen during the last few seasons. In 2012, the same five guys started every game.
Corey Robinson only caught three passes on Saturday, but two of them were critical for Notre Dame in fighting off its perennial in-state pests.
Notre Dame junior safety Nicky Baratti suffered yet another shoulder injury Saturday night against Purdue and is lost for the season, coach Brian Kelly said Sunday.