Before every football game this season, two of the Daily football writers will take the weekend’s matchup to the PlayStation 2 and then let you know what happened.
• Play of the game — With his team trailing 17-14 with minutes to play, Michigan WR #15 ran a short hook, broke a tackle and took it 79 yards.
• Player of the game — Michigan RB #20 had 11 carries for 105 yards and 2 TD’s.
Press conference quotes:
Notre Dame coach Ian Herbert: “I think next week we’re going to have to get into the double digits in rushing yards. Twenty carries for one yard is unacceptable for a program as good as ours.”
“I didn’t think a college team could prepare for my pro-style offense in just one week, but I guess coach Venegoni is a defensive mastermind.”
“That diving interception by Michigan linebacker #99 just shows what kind of an athlete that guy is. We just don’t have athletes like that here.”
Michigan coach Matt Venegoni: “I know that Notre Dame is the new flavor of the week. But you know what, tradition is tradition. Those guys can cock off at the mouth as much as they want. When we come to play, we win.”
“I wanted to make some changes on the defensive line, so I decided to make #78 a captain. I think he did well with the coin toss.”
Notre Dame 17 Michigan 28