SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Finally, Notre Dame players and coaches were able to freely admit that, yes, beating Michigan in the final scheduled game of the series means a little more.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Aside from a quick start, Devin Gardner looked out of sorts for much of Saturday night.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- Notre Dame had never beat Michigan by more than 23 points before Saturday night.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame-Michigan isn't just another game, no matter how frequently Irish players cast it in that light.
While Notre Dame's secondary had its issues against Rice, the Irish front seven was solid — and senior linebacker Joe Schmidt had a lot to do with that success.