Michigan 21

Notre Dame 42

• Before every football game this season, two of the Daily
football writers will take the weekend’s matchup to the
PlayStation 2.

• For this week’s matchup, Sharad Mattu coached the
Wolverines and Chris Burke took the helm for the Fighting
Irish.

• Play of the game — Down 21-14, Michigan QB #12
fires an errant pass that is picked off by Notre Dame’s CB
#24 and returned for a touchdown. Tough to run an out-and-in when
TE #88 refuses to cut in.

• Player of the game — Notre Dame QB #10. All the
hype for Michigan’s defense went straight out the window as
QB #10 went 16-for-27 for 403 yards and three touchdowns, all the
while picking on Michigan CB #3, who was burned repeatedly.

Press conference quotes:

Michigan coach Sharad Mattu: “Before Wednesday’s
practice, QB #7 notified me that his shoulder was feeling sore. We
had planned on playing both him and QB #12. (Sigh) Maybe next
week.”

“No, our other QB #7.”

“I have total confidence in HB #5. We didn’t run the
ball because that was what the defense gave us. Now, QB #12 had
four interceptions, so we’ll have to go back and look at the
tape.”

“Now why would you ask a stupid question like
that?”

“We’ll make up for this next year. We’ll be be
doing 42 pushups and 42 wind sprints for the next 52
weeks.”

Notre Dame coach Chris Burke: “Well, 38-0 is a
distant memory. We could have ended it 35-21, but … well … have
fun with that for the next year Michigan.”

“WR #5 had 183 yards and WR #21 had 154 yards. I
don’t have anything to say — except this —
Michigan couldn’t have covered a 5-year-old today.”

“My guess is that HB #5 won’t start for Michigan
next week. I’m pretty sure three carries for -2 yards is one
of the worst performances in the history of football.”

“Yes, we fumbled seven times. But we only lost three of
them. Next question.”

“Four picks for QB #12. He’s still hurt … at
least, I hope he is.”

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