Found September 23, 2012 on Football Nation:
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Coming into this game, Notre Dame gameplan was to contain the dynamic Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson to end a three game losing streak against one their biggest rivals. No last minute heroics from Robinson. No last second touchdown to give Big Blue the win this year. With the help of backup quarterback Tommy Rees and a vaunted defense, they were able to pull out a dogfight win at home beating the Michigan Wolverines 13-6.This game had all the remnants of past battles between these two teams but the difference in this game was that the high powered offenses that were so use from Notre Dame and Michigan, was completely shut down by the lack of quarterback play and eight total turnovers between the two teams. Robinson and the Michigan offense could not get anything going all night due to the surprisingly effective defense that forced one of the best collegiate players in the nation in Robinson to six total turnovers in this game after torching Notre Dame's defense in the past...
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