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In a break from recent tradition of four point losses and wild, offensive shootouts against the Michigan Wolverines, Notre Dame improved to 4-0 by riding its defense, forcing Denard Robinson to make mistakes and scraping together a 13-6 win on Saturday night. From the outset, it was clear that Brian Kelly would have none of Robinson’s heroic antics from last season. Time and time again, the Irish defense swarmed the Michigan quarterback, holding him in check as both a passer and a runner. Though Robinson finished with 215 total yards, Notre Dame prevented against the dynamic playmaking that has haunted it in the past. In fact, it was the Irish defense that made the majority of the game’s biggest plays, as Robinson threw four interceptions and fumbled once more for good measure. All told, the explosive Michigan offense was held to just 299 yards of total offense and two field goals. The Irish defense would seem to be legit. Offensively, Kelly opted for the much-...
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