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Sept. 10, 2018

Blue & Gold Illustrated: America's Foremost Authority on Notre Dame Football

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24 SEPT. 10, 2018 BLUE & GOLD ILLUSTRATED end zone by junior safety Alohi Gil- man forced Michigan to settle for a 28-yard field goal by Quinn Nordin at the 11:32 mark. The drive covered only 31 yards after a 25-yard punt by fifth-year senior Tyler Newsome. THIRD QUARTER: NOTRE DAME 24, MICHIGAN 10 Top Moment(s): Despite a 52-yard pass from Patterson to Nico Collins on the first play of the second half, Michigan came away scoreless when a botched hold on a 33-yard field goal attempt gave Notre Dame the ball at its 27-yard line after an 11- yard loss. Following a Michigan interception two plays later, a fourth-and-four pass at the Irish 45 fell incomplete be- cause of blanket coverage by Gilman. Standout Performer: The Irish de- fense again held Michigan scoreless on four different drives. The Wol- verines had a first-and-10 at the Irish 16 on the initial series and began the second drive at Notre Dame's 49- yard line. On Michigan's third se- ries, the Notre Dame defense forced a three-and-out, and then a Coney pressure forced an errant Patterson pass that was intercepted by Okwara after the Wolverines had driven to their 48-yard line on their fourth se- ries of the quarter. Stats: Michigan outgained Notre Dame 88-59 in total offense during the defensive dominated quarter, but 52 of those yards for the Wolverines came on the first play. At the end of the quarter, the Irish still had a 292-178 advantage in total yards. Items: With 3:07 remaining, senior Justin Yoon drilled a 48-yard field goal to extend Notre Dame's lead to 24-10. FOURTH QUARTER: NOTRE DAME 24, MICHIGAN 17 Top Moment: Michigan used all three timeouts to force a Notre Dame punt and took possession at its 25- yard line with 1:48 remaining. On second down from Michigan's 45, Tillery forced a fumble by Pat- terson that Coney recovered and re- turned to the Michigan 29 with 46 seconds left to seal the victory. Standout Performer: Both de- fenses. Notre Dame had 10 total yards in the quarter. The Irish de- fense also buckled down on the final drive, although prior to his fumble, Patterson completed five of his last seven pass attempts for 78 yards to give Michigan hope. Stats: Both teams ended up run- ning 69 plays, with Michigan finish- ing with 307 total yards (249 pass- ing and 58 rushing), while Notre Dame had 302 (170 passing and 132 rushing). Items: A 57-yard punt by New- some pinned Michigan back at its 4-yard line with 14:03 left. Patterson was taken out early in the drive be- cause of cramps and was replaced by redshirt freshman quarterback Dylan McCaffrey before Patterson returned near the five-minute mark. On fourth-and-four from Notre Dame's 44 with 7:14 left and Notre Dame ahead 24-10, McCaffrey was pressured out of the pocket and threw incomplete. With 2:18 left, Michigan running back Karan Higdon scored from three yards out to cut the deficit to 24-17. With three time outs left, Mich- igan opted not to on-side kick with the hope that its defense can force a three-and-out, and the Wolverines indeed got the ball back at the 1:48 mark. ✦ Sophomore running back Jafar Armstrong scored two touchdowns in his first career start. PHOTO BY BILL PANZICA NOTRE DAME 24, MICHIGAN 17 Sept. 1, 2018 ✦ Attendance: 77,622 Notre Dame Stadium ✦ South Bend, Ind. Quarter 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total Michigan 0 10 0 7 17 Notre Dame 14 7 3 0 24 U-M ND FIRST QUARTER ND Armstrong 13-yard run (Yoon kick) 13:35 0 7 Drive: 7 plays, 75 yards, 1:25 ND Finke 43-yard pass from Wimbush (Yoon kick) 7:09 0 14 Drive: 7 plays, 96 yards, 3:07 SECOND QUARTER U-M Nordin 28-yard field goal 11:32 3 14 Drive: 11 plays, 31 yards, 4:30 ND Armstrong 4-yard run (Yoon kick) 3:55 3 21 Drive: 15 plays, 75 yards, 7:37 U-M Thomas 99-yard kickoff return (Nordin kick) 3:41 10 21 THIRD QUARTER ND Yoon 48-yard field goal 3:07 10 24 Drive: 10 plays, 41 yards, 4:59 FOURTH QUARTER U-M Higdon 3-yard run (Nordin kick) 2:18 17 24 Drive: 7 plays, 80 yards, 2:49 U-M ND Total First Downs 20 21 Rushing 4 10 Passing 14 7 Penalty 2 4 Rushing Attempts 33 47 Yards Gained Rushing 107 169 Yards Lost Rushing 49 37 Net Yards Rushing 58 132 Net Yards Passing 249 170 Passes Attempted 36 22 Passes Completed 24 12 Had Intercepted 1 1 Percent Completion 66.7% 54.5% Yards Per Attempt 6.9 7.7 Yards Per Completion 10.4 14.2 Total Offensive Plays 69 69 Total Net Yards 307 302 Average Gain Per Play 4.4 4.4 Fumbles: No-Lost 1-1 0-0 Penalties: No-Yards 7-52 4-40 Punts: No-Yards 3-131 6-274 Average Per Punt 43.7 45.7 Average Net Punt 37.0 38.3 Punt Returns: No.-Yards 2-4 0-0 Kickoff Returns: No.-Yards 2-120 1-20 Interception Returns: No.-Yards 1-19 1-0 Fumble Returns: No.-Yards 0-0 1-8 Miscellaneous Yards 0 0 Possession Time 31:33 28:27 Third-Down Conversions 6-13 7-15 Percentage 46.2% 46.7% Fourth-Down Conversions 0-3 1-1 Percentage 0.0% 100.0% Sacks By: No.-Yards 2-18 3-32

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