Michigan Hangs in at Half, 20-17

Despite ND gaining 130 more yards in the first half, a 94 yard kickoff return for a TD by Daryl Stonum keeps U-M in the game at the half. *Drives, and Stats*

Notre Dame Possession #1

The opening kickoff was a touchback.

ND started at their 20.
-- ND got a 24 yard 1st down on a draw play to the ND 45.
-- then on 3rd down ND completed a pass to the U-M 25.
-- on the next play ND completed a swing pass to the U-M 15.
-- then U-M stopped ND at the 10, and the Irish missed a 28 yard field goal attempt.

Michigan Possession #1

-- Michigan started at their 20. On the first play, Tate Forcier threw a completion to Kevin Koger to the 31.
-- The drive stalled at the U-M 34, and Zoltan Mesko punted it to the ND 28, no return.

Notre Dame Possession #2

-- ND started at their 28 at the 9:16 mark.
-- ND went three and out.

Michigan Possession #2

Greg Mathews took the punt at the U-M 21 at the 7:58 mark.
-- On 3rd down and 12, Mathews caught a long pass at the ND 41.
-- on 3rd down Forcier threw it down the sideline to Carlos Brown who ran it to the ND 26.
-- on 2nd down Brandon Minor ran it 22 yards down to the ND 2.
-- on the next play, Minor ran it in at the 4:12 mark.

Michigan 7, Notre Dame 0

Notre Dame Possession #3

-- Notre Dame took the kickoff from the 1 to the 27.
-- ND started at their 27 at the 4:06 mark.
-- On the first play, ND ran it to the 41.
-- ND got a 2nd first down to the U-M 45.
-- two plays later, ND threw a screen down the sideline to the ND 22.
-- there the drive stalled, and ND kicked a 34 yard field goal at the 0:46 mark.

Michigan 7, Notre Dame 3

Michigan Possession #3

Daryl Stonum took the kickoff at the U-M 6 and ran it 94 yards for the TD at the :34 mark.

Michigan 14, Notre Dame 3

First Quarter Stats

Michigan had 113 yards, 80 passing and 33 rushing
ND had 142 yards, 72 passing and 70 rushing.
Forcier was 6-7 passing for 80 yards.
Minor had 26 yards and a TD rushing.

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SECOND QUARTER

Notre Dame Possession #4

-- Notre Dame took the kickoff from the 1 to the 25.
-- ND started at their 25 at the :28 mark.
-- ND got a first down to the ND 38. -- on the next play, ND completed a pass to the U-M 25.
-- on the next play, ND completed a pass to the U-M 10.
-- on 1st down ND took it to the 2; on 2nd down ND passed for the TD at the 12:34 mark.

Michigan 14, Notre Dame 10

Michigan Possession #4

-- Odoms took the kickoff from the 9 to the 24.
-- U-M started at the U-M 24 at the 12:30 mark.
-- U-M went 3 and out.

Notre Dame Possession #5

-- Mesko punted to the ND 31 at the 10:52 mark.
-- after a holding call and then delay of game on 1st down, ND moved back to their 16, but on the first play completed a pass on 1st down to the ND 49.
-- ND got another first down to the U-M 40.
-- ND a completion plus a roughing the passer to the U-M 13.
-- ND three a TD pass at the 7:05 mark.

Notre Dame 17, Michigan 14

Michigan Possession #5

-- Odoms took the kickoff from the 5 to the 18.
-- U-M started at their 18 at the 6:58 mark.
-- a defensive holding call moved the ball to the U-M 28, but then the drive stalled.

Notre Dame Possession #6

-- Mesko punted it only 23 yards to the U-M 42 at the 5:48 mark.
-- On the first play ND ran it 15 to the U-M 27.
-- After a flag, the drive stalled, and ND kicked a 43 yard FG at the 2:41 mark.

Notre Dame 20, Michigan 14

-- Odoms took the kickoff to the 30 at the 2:38 mark.
-- Forcier completed a pass to Stonum to the 50.
-- Denard Robinson comes in at QB and runs it to the ND 36.
-- On 4th down and 11 Forcier completed it to Mathews at the ND 22 at the :17 mark.
-- The drive stalled, and Jason Olesnvage kicked a 39 yard field goal as time ran out.

Notre Dame 20, Michigan 17

Halftime Stats

Michigan had 167 yards, 118 passing and 49 rushing
ND had 302 yards, 190 passing and 112 rushing.
Forcier was 9-14 passing for 118 yards.
Minor had 3 carries for 26 yards and a TD rushing.
Jimmy Clausen was 13-18-190 and 2 TDs
Armando Allen had 13 carries for 92 yards.


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