M Fanfare

December 31st, 2012 at 8:43 PM ^

I read somewhere (perhaps in John Kryk's great Natural Enemies) that Michigan counts the 1887 game as an official contest between the two schools. Notre Dame does not.


December 31st, 2012 at 8:58 PM ^

You would believe that was a win for nd reading the article.......but if their biggest win of the era was a 23-0 loss as well as the consecutive losses...well now... 

I like how some would discredit the early dominance of the 1900's but when they try to make nd look good suddenly Michigan was the superbowl champs and little nd stood up to them....always entertaining to see the writen biases. 

snarling wolverine

December 31st, 2012 at 11:37 PM ^

Your title is incorrect.  This wasn't the first Michigan-ND game.  That was in 1887.  The 1902 game was just the first time they were (somewhat) competitive against us.  Apparently, they view the '02 game as a turning point in their program's history.