U-M-ND: the Last Three, The Record Book

Michigan versus Notre Dame. Perhaps the most storied rivalry in college football. Here is a detailed look at the last three games between U-M ND, coming off the last hiatus in the series. Plus Coach Carr's and Coach Schembechler's games against the Irish, incoluding memorable mements -- good and bad.


September 11, 2004
Notre Dame Stadium
Notre Dame 28, #8 Michigan 20

From MGoBlue.com: Michigan led 9-0 at the half, but Notre Dame scored 28 second-half points in a 28-20 upset of No. 8 University of Michigan in college football action Saturday (Sept. 11) at Notre Dame Stadium. The Wolverines were unable to put the ball into the end zone against the Irish until the final three minutes of the game, when freshman quarterback Chad Henne hit junior wide receiver Steve Breaston on a 25-yard scoring pass and a two-point conversion pass.

Until then the Wolverines could only manage four field goals by sophomore kicker Garrett Rivas. Rivas hit field goals from 38, 33, 22 and 47 yards against the Irish.

Henne completed 25 of 40 passes for 240 yards, with one touchdown and one interception in his first career road start. Senior wide receiver Braylon Edwards snared 12 receptions for 129 yards and sophomore tailback Jerome Jackson paced the rushing attack with 15 carries for 32 yards.

v September 13, 2003
Michigan Stadium
#5 Michigan 38, #15 Notre Dame 0

From MGoBlue.com: The University of Michigan football team shut out Notre Dame 38-0 in front of an NCAA-record 111,726 fans at Michigan Stadium. Senior tailback Chris Perry continued to lead the Wolverines by racking up 133 yards rushing and three touchdowns on 31 carries. The blanking by U-M is the first against the Fighting Irish since 1902, and the 38-0 score is also the largest margin of victory by either team and the most points scored by either team in the 31-game series.

U-M quarterback John Navarre went 14-for-21 for 199 yards and one touchdown. Michigan's defense was stellar, keeping Notre Dame out of the red zone for the entire game and allowing only 140 total yards compared to U-M's 439.


September 14, 2002
Notre Dame Stadium #20 Notre Dame 25, #7 Michigan 23

From MGoBlue.com: In a classic battle between two of college football's top programs, Notre Dame won a close 25-23 game against Michigan that went down to the wire at Notre Dame Stadium. The Wolverines, who fell behind 16-7 at the half (aided by a 'phantom' ND TD when the ball was actually fumbled at the 2), gained the lead heading into the fourth quarter, 17-16, but were unable to beat the Irish.

Fifth-year senior tight end Bennie Joppru led Michigan with a career-best seven catches for 80 yards and scored an eight-yard touchdown. Sophomore wide receiver Braylon Edwards added four catches for 95 yards and junior tailback Chris Perry gained 78 yards on 16 carries and scored on a two-yard run. Senior/junior John Navarre completed 19-of-42 passes for 230 yards and one TD.

The Michigan defense limited the Irish to 3-of-13 on third down and collected six sacks in the game. Fifth-year senior outside linebacker Victor Hobson led the team with 10 tackles, three tackles for loss and two sacks.


Coach Carr versus Notre Dame (3-3):

1997: Michigan 21, Notre Dame 14 at The Big House
1998: Notre Dame 36, Michigan 20 at Notre Dame Stadium
1999: Michigan 26, Notre Dame 22 at The Big House (Anthony Thomas last minute TD)

2002: Notre Dame 25, Michigan 23 at Notre Dame Stadium
2003: Michigan 38, Notre Dame 0 at The Big House
2004: Notre Dame 28, #8 Michigan 20 at Notre Dame Stadium


Coach Schembechler versus Notre Dame (4-6):

1978 Michigan 28, Notre Dame 14 at Notre Dame Stadium
1979 Notre Dame 12, Michigan 10 at The Big House
1980 Notre Dame 29, Michigan 27 at ND Stadium (Harry Oliver's 51 yard FG 'when the wind stopped')
1981 Michigan 25, Notre Dame 7 at The Big House
1982 Notre Dame 23, Michigan 17 at ND Stadium

1985 Michigan 20, Notre Dame 12 at The Big House
1986 Michigan 24, Notre Dame 23 at Notre Dame Stadium
1987 Notre Dame 26, Michigan 7 at The Big House
1988 Notre Dame 19, Michigan 17 at Notre Dame Stadium (Reggie Ho, last minute 26 yd. FG)
1989 Notre Dame 24, Michigan 19 at The Big House


Coach Moeller versus Notre Dame (2-2-1):

1990 Notre Dame 28, Michigan 24 at Notre Dame Stadium (last minute Rick Mier TD pass)
1991 Michigan 24, Notre Dame 14 at The Big House (Desmond Howard makes 'the catch')
1992 Michigan 17, Notre Dame 17 at Notre Dame Stadium
1993 Notre Dame 27, Michigan 23 at The Big House
1994 Michigan 26, Notre Dame 24 at Notre Dame Stadium (Remy Hamilton kicks last second 42 yd. FG)

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