ND 17, UM 7 at the Half, Drives, Stats

Notre Dame ran 40 first half plays to U-M's 16 ... fortunately they threw 2 interceptions.

Michigan Possession #1

Vincent Smith took the kickoff to the U-M 23.
(Michael Shaw at RB) U-M went 3 and out.

Notre Dame Possession #1
Starting at the ND 43, Notre Dame made 3 first downs, then scored the TD at the 9:05 mark. 57 yards, just 7 plays.
Big plays: two 11 yard runs on first down, a 21 yard pass to Michael Floyd, and a 3rd and 7 TD pass to Theo Reddick.

Notre Dame 7, Michigan 0

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Michigan Possession #2

Vincent Smith took the kickoff to the U-M 23.
(Stephon Hopkins at TB) U-M went 3 and out.

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Notre Dame Possession #2
Starting at the ND 17, Notre Dame made 5 first downs, then scored on a 4 yard Cierre Wood run at the 1:56 mark. 83 yards, just 12 plays.
Big plays:
A 15 yard Rees pass to Jonas Gray to the ND 32.
A 15 yard Jonas Gray run to the ND 46.
A 10 yard Rees completion to Theo Riddick to the U-M 43.
A 12 yard Rees completion to Tyler Effert 12 to the U-M 22.
A 14 yard Rees completion to Michael Floyd to the U-M 8.
Tommy Rees is 8-8 for 94 yards at this point.

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Michigan Possession #3

Vincent Smith took the kickoff to the U-M 20.
After a first down on a 12 yard Denard run, he threw an interception at the U-M 41 as the quarter ended.

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SECOND QUARTER

Notre Dame Possession #3
Starting at the U-M 38, ND went 3 and out at the 14:12 mark, and punted it out of bounds at the U-M 13. +++++++++++++++++++++++

Michigan Possession #4

Starting at the U-M 13, U-M got one first down as Denard ran 18 to the U-M 31.
Drive stalled at the U-M 34 at the 12:38 mark.

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Notre Dame Possession #4

Starting at the ND 14, Notre Dame got one first down on a 21 yard pass to Michael Floyd to the ND 35.
Then on 3rd down Jordan Kovacs intercepted at the ND 45 at the 11:06 mark.

(Troy Woolfolk reinjured his ankle on this series)

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Michigan Possession #5

Starting at the ND 45, on the 2nd play Denard hit Junior Hemingway for 43 yards for the TD at the 10:18 mark.

Notre Dame 14, Michigan 7

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Notre Dame Possession #5
Notre Dame took the kickoff to the ND 24, ND made 4 first downs to the ND 18.
Then J.T. Floyd intercepted at the goal like and returned it to the U-M 17 at the 5:30 mark.

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Michigan Possession #6

Starting at the U-M 17, U-M went 3 and out at the 4:39 mark.

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Notre Dame Possession #6
ND took the punt at the ND 49.
ND made 2 first downs, then the drive stalled at the U-M 21.
ND kicked 38 yard field goal at the 1:40 mark.

Notre Dame 14, Michigan 7

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Michigan Possession #7

Smith took the kickoff to the U-M 25, a flag took it back to the U-M 25. U-M ran out the clock.

First Half Stats
U-M gained 94 yards, 48 passing and 46 running, and had an interception.
ND gained 268 yards, 166 passing and 103 running, and had 2 interceptions.
ND ran 40 offensive plays to U-M's 15.

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