Found September 06, 2013 on isportsweb.com:
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Michigan Football will host Notre Dame on Saturday night at the Big House. Kick off is set for 8:12pm and the game will be televised on ESPN. For a complete game preview click here: Michigan vs Notre Dame. For the extra points, read on. Devin Gardner has at least two touchdowns in six consecutive games. Last week, Jake Butt became just the 14th true freshman to catch a pass in a season opening game for the Wolverines. Teamrankings.com projects Michigan to win the game 27-24. NumberFire has the Wolverines winning 25-24. Michigan leads the all-time series against Notre Dame with a 23-16-1 record. Michigan has won 6 of the last 7 home games against the Irish. On Sunday, Brian Kelly said this: I really haven’t seen it as one of those historic, traditional Notre Dame rivalries. On Tuesday, Brian Kelly said this: Notre Dame vs Michigan is a great and historic rivalry. During a pre-game ceremony, Michigan will honor 1940 Heisman Trophy winner Tom Harmon with the Michigan Football legend distinction. His #98 jersey will be issued to a current Michigan player. Brady Hoke has yet to lose a home game (15-0). Six Michigan Football players made their first collegiate start last week; Josh Furman, Graham Glasgow, Keith Heitzman, Kyle Kalis, Jack Miller and Jarrod Wilson. 27 Wolverines, including 11 true freshmen, made their collegiate debuts last week. Jeremy Gallon has caught a pass in 27 consecutive games. That is the 5th longest streak in school history. Gallon ranks 24th in Michigan history with 1,378 career receiving yards. Brendan Gibbons tied the school record last week when he converted his 14th straight field goal attempt. Michael Schofield leads the team with 40 games played in his career. Devin Gardner’s 52 rushing yards last week were a career high. Michigan is 8-1 all-time in overtime games, including 4-0 at home. Last week, Michigan had three players rush for over 50 yards and four players compile over 40 yards receiving. The 59 points Michigan scored last week, were the most they have scored in a season opening game since 1905. Desmond Morgan led the Wolverines with seven tackles last week. Here’s what our Notre Dame correspondent had to say about the game: Notre Dame vs Michigan. If you would like to receive an email notification each time a Michigan Football and/or Basketball story is posted you can fill out the Email Notification Form. You can follow me on twitter @isportsRob
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