Tommy Rees took it on himself. He couldn't outplay Devin Gardner, and the Notre Dame defense couldn't stop the Michigan quarterback.
Gardner, wearing No. 98 to honor Michigan great Tom Harmon, threw four touchdown passes and ran for a score to lead No. 17 Michigan to a 41-30 win over No. 14 Notre Dame in front of an NCAA-record crowd of 115,109.
Rees threw the first of two interceptions to Blake Countess late in the first half that helped the Wolverines take a 27-13 at halftime. His second interception caromed off one defensive back and to Countess to end any comeback hopes with 1:29 left.
He was 29 of 51 for 314 yards with two TDs, but his mistakes were costly.
''I take accountability for some of those throws and missed opportunities,'' Rees said.
Gardner sealed the victory with a 4-yard TD pass to Drew Dileo with 4:18 left and ran for 14 yards to convert the final third down in the final seconds to set off a celebration at the Big House.
The Wolverines (2-0) had a pair of 14...