these are 2 teams that have something to play for. home field is not that big of an advantage. last years game was closer than score. threet is gone and forcier and robinson are big upgrades. still not sold on clausen,weak arm and hates a pass rush, or nd's offensive line(brandon graham next) or defensive secondary. still question marks for michigan as western michigan's defense is pretty lame. my pre-game post predicting 400-500 yards and 30-45 points for michigan was almost dead on,meanwhile michigan's defense looks improved and brandon graham is a 1st rounder(remember lamarr woodley was a 2nd rounder). turnovers were big in last years game as was the rain.
388 yards with threet in charge should be eclipsed this year with tforce and drob.
most big games come down to play at qb,turnovers,and penalties.last year threet outplayed clausen but the the notre dame loving god made an appearance in south bend that day.
Notre Dame 17