But all 38 points are scored in the final 1:41.
Seriously, M by a score of 41-35.
But all 38 points are scored in the final 1:41.
Seriously, M by a score of 41-35.
Michigan: 71 ND: 19
Gut: ND 31 UM 23
Heart (and faith in Denard): UM 34 ND 31.
Damn right I'm not committing.
35-4, I like the 2 safety's in this one.
35-31 baby. WIn by 4.
Both teams move the ball, UM in fits and spurts that either get down the field in big chunks or stall out. Enough big completions and Denard magic happen to reach the endzone 4 times. ND will dink and dunk their way against our bend but don't break defense and get a couple touchdowns but are otherwise turned away with field goals and one red-zone turnover.
I'm feeling UM will be up all game with ND mounting a promising but ultimately futile surge late.
Hope I'm wrong
+1 for the Heavyweights avatar.
Come on you devil log!
Looks like my man's packin!
Brain: ND 31 Mich 27
Heart and Soul: Mich 35 ND 31
Mattison releases his blitz package and chaos ensues. Kovacs 2 sacks; Ryan lives in the backfield; ND throws 2 picks.
Michigan 28 ND 17
Michigan 287 ND 3
And that FG will frustrate the hell out of me.
TD and 2pt conversion in the last min.
Don't let it rain like it did during RichRod's first trip down there. Not with a freshman fielding kicks. If it's a muddy slogfest, I think Denard and an up-to-speed Fitz figure out a way to win, with the defense doing just enough. UM 24, ND 19
We are all in . . . Michigan 23 ND 17
Gotta' believe that Alabama was Alabama and the Irish are the Irish!
brain says 31-21 bad guys.
Heart says 34-31 bad guys...I'm sorry our DLine just scares me right now and I just dont have great confidence they can mount enough pressure or force ND in enough 3rd and longs.
I have no question Denard will keep the game close but in the end for me the Dline is the reason this team will win or lose.
I know I'm biased but ND was 1-14 on 3rd Downs vs MSUs wildly overrated D-Line (no Worthy). I'm a little concerned with our interior DLine but they don't have to be world beaters, just solid.
Because, obviously. Denard will light up the secondary while getting better-than-expected protection from the offensive line. We will kill them with quite a few screens, and we will get a couple key turnovers from our defense. Brian Kelly's face will turn purple and all will be right with the world.
Michigan 70 - ND 0
That is what my score was vs them in NCAA 13'
Butt since they won't replay my NCAA game film on Saturday night instead, my actual prediction is Michigan 31 - ND 27
this woman is probably no longer at Notre Dame, maybe a Senior I guess
On the plus side, being surrounded by that many douches for 4 years essentially means she'll be springtime fresh for life...
Notre Dame 24, Michigan 20
UM - 28
ND - 24
Denard throws for 200+ yards and 2 TD's (NO INT's), runs for 80+ yards and another TD. Golson has an equally impressive performance, but throws a costly INT late in the 4th quarter.
I'm thinking both teams drive but have trouble putting it over the line; Michigan wins by going deep at least once.
Michigan 79 - Notre Dame 74
Denard throws for over 600 yards.
Notre Dame collectively runs for over 400 yards.
Michigan comes up with a big int in the endzone in final minute as Notre Dame is trying to make comeback.
I don't think we will be able to move consistently on ND's front 7, but we should be able to exploit that secondary for some big plays. Defensively we should be ok as ND doesn't have the playmakers they had last year and hung just 20 on Purdue and MSU.
Tied at 0:25 4th Qtr. Then channeling the inner brunette girl, Gibbons puts through a 48-yd field goal to shatter the 80,000 domer fans' hearts.
Notre Dame 21
Brian Kelly's face resumes the natural puple color he maintained during last year's game. Go Blue!
I think MSU is better than ND and that they just choked big time in that game. Even last years MSU team was very good but ended up getting smoked by ND. It's just what Sparty does. Most people are basing how good ND is based on that win, which I really think is almost meaningless.
I think we get our first defensive TD and Frank Clark has a huge game. Funchess goes beast-mode, Roundtree returns to the slot. Slants will be open all day as LBs will bring pressure or drop into coverage. Eifert probably burns us on some big 3rd downs. Norfleet will play gorgeous.
35-31 Michigan wins.
here's my take, somewhat similar:
For all the hype over ND's defense following their win in East Lansing over spartie, I'm not convinced. That was against Andrew f'n Maxwell, an over-rated, inexperienced statue of a qb running an offense behind a lousy offensive line. While Michigan's O-Line has shown little so far, it's still better than what spartie had out there last week, and Denard is much better, ESPECIALLY on his feet, than Maxwell. The key, I think, is that Denard is able to buy time with his feet to wait for receivers to find holes in a very leaky Irish secondary and forces ND to defend his ability to take off and run, which will draw in the defense even more and leave a lot of one-on-one coverage on our receivers.
The ingredients are certainly there for Denard to have a huge day.
On D, if we can keep the Irish under control on the ground (<150 yds) we can then force their rs freshman QB to beat us. IMO, he showed he can manage an offense by beating msu, but he has yet to show that he can win a game at crunch time. Does this mean we see old "Purple Top" Kelly again put in Tommy Rees to bail Golson out in the 4th quarter?
U of M 31 ND 27. The 4-point trend continues...
So I'll go back to my old prediction-
But anyone not picking a 4 point game is going against the trend...
Hy head's telling me that it will remain close throughout the game, but Notre Dame will withstand a 4th quarter rally, stop Denard on the final drive, and hold on to win 24-21.That defense, outside of the secondary, is so vastly improved, and so absolutely hellbent on not letting Denard embarress them a third straight time.
But this is Michigan-Notre Dame. Since when does using logic ever amount to anything close to what's represented on the scoreboard at the end of the game?
My heart says Denard adds one more notch to his belt, and rips Notre Dame's heart out yet again 35-31. After this game, Denard Robinson will be forever referred to among the Notre Dame faithful as he-who-shall-not-be-named.
Wolverines score easily with big plays through the air. Special teams gives us good field position all night.
Cierre Wood runs for 150 but it is not enough to overcome ND's 3 missed field goals.
Notre Dame 45 - Michigan 40
Double-overtime heart-breaker. F-me.
I'm wondering how a 45-40 score in OT would even be possible...
Notre Dame scores a touchdown and gets the two point conversion in the first possession of the second OT, Michigan has to settle for a field goal in the second possession.
Saved by OysterMonkey! Thank you, kind sir.
Math was never my Matt Forte.
[Edit: Thanks for nothing, OysterMonkey.]
Seriously? Michigan would either be down eight and go for the TD and 2-pointer or be up by three when ND would score a TD and the game would be over. 5-point OT victories aren't possible.
Maybe the coaches think covering the spread would be a moral victory.
Thanks for the literality. Yes, literality.
ND scores and converts 2PC. So, they're up 8. How would it be possible that Michigan then kicks a FG?
The coaches will just use the Mathlete's expected points chart and see if going for the field goal yields more expected points than going for the first down. No reason to waste an opportunity to score.
Meaning you took his explanation literally, and I think it was meant to be tongue in cheek. Hard to pick stuff like that up when you are staring at text though...
I'd rather not
Enough of these "classic" nail-biters. Let's roll over them this year.
Michigan 31, ND 30
This time ND breaks it's own heart scoring a TD as time expires, only to miss the PAT to send it to OT.
but I will estimate Wolverines 37, irish 30. Believe we will see Denard hitting slants, outs and mid-range posts, while running game is adequate. Believe Denard will generally have no more than 3-4 seconds to pass, or run, before the pocket collapses around him. Believe Golson is going to see blitz-de-jour and get pounded quite a few times; hopefully with a classic Kovacs rib splitter for the highlight reel. Go Blue!
I expect ND to win one of these games sometime, and this year feels like their time. So probably 31-27 ND. But given what we've seen the past couple of years (and the fact that UM is 0-4 against MSU (!!) we are clearly living in an alternate reality), I'm calling it 33-30 with a last-second TD by Roy Roundtree.
M 35, ND 24
are the only things that matter. ND by two touchdowns. Hope I'm wrong.
Y Denard no intangible??
Norfleet finally takes one to the house.
31-20 Good Guys
70-0 us with 35 safeties
45-41 Michigan 2OT
BOOM birthday DENARDED
is the good guys win and the ND faithful lose their minds......in a bad way.
Take Michigan and the points
Michigan pulls out another close one and Denard goes for 531 yards of total offense giving him 1500 yards against the Irish in his career.
Head: ND 35, Mich 17
Heart: We beat the living s**t out of them and Denard goes around 550 in total O, sticking yet another dagger in their hearts.
Gut feeling tells me we turn the ball over too many times sealing our fate. Hoping im wrong..
Michigan 28, Notre Dame 17
missed XP's, a safety, some other fucked up weird shit - 5 point conversion and maybe a grand slam for good measure.
33- 19 good guys.
My thought all day has been 31-29 Michigan. Plus, I didn't see it on here. I'll stick with that.
They will move the ball and score against our very weak defense, and their front 7 won't allow us to have much of a run game. Perhaps I am biased by the "we can't really beat them 4 years in a row, can we?" factor.
Well, sorry for the double post. Been happening on my iPad all day...
rain tonight and 50% chance all day tomorrow. This could help UM if the game turns to more of a ground game than passing, less opportunity for Denard to launch space junk. UM d-line has to stay contained, stuff the holes, and protect the UM secondary.
Y u braik interwebz?
(Seriously, on the iPhone app, this is just a reaaaaaaaaalllllllyyyyy long black box for the YouTube clip).
Denard 31 - ND 17.
Wow, Denard is even gonna kick the FG!!
No, 5 TDs and one 2 point conversion.
Unlike Flo Rida, I don't have a good feeling. ND: 31, Mich: 21
But Denard will be held to 200 points
It's at ND at night, which I think is big for them. I also just don't trust Michigan's defense. And on a final, totally irrational note: surely the football gods will not allow Michigan to win a fourth straight game after beating ND in the last seconds three straight years. I realize that there are no football gods, but I still don't think they'll let Michigan win even if the Wolverines play well.
31-10 Michigan. Boom.
I know for a fact that we have a better defense and defensive line than Arkansas. I know that Arkansas' defense would crush Notre Dame. Therefore, I know for a fact that we will crush Notre Dame.
UM 42 ND - 17
Noo.... first double post :( boo me!
ND 38 UM 14
Notre Dame 21
Michigan 31 ND 21
So sick of hearing us get bashed by the chuckleheads on ESPN. Has everyone forgotten how close ND came to losing to Purdue a couple weeks ago???
Is exactly what I think too!!! Great minds think a like
lose by at least 10. If Denard and and the Oline play well and he is on with his reads and accuracy, UM wins large.
Good Denard: UM 44, ND 17 I see him getting time and good throwing lanes!!!
Bad Denard: ND 31, UM 20
ND 24-17 M :-(
Michigan will expose a yet again overrated ND team.
Denard with 427 total yards.
M by 4 in the last minute.
been following this rivalry since I started school at Michigan in 2009, so it's impossible for me to conceive of us losing, or winning by more than four points. I'm gonna go big and say we win by a whole touchdown this time around, with fairly little drama. 30-23.
The only offensive performance that will be talked about is that of Denard and Michigan destroying ND.