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Sept. 10, 2018

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30 SEPT 10, 2018 BLUE & GOLD ILLUSTRATED I had to do to keep myself on the field. That's all I really wanted to do — to make plays that were there and I think I did." Wimbush completed 12 of 22 throws for 170 yards with one touch- down and one interception. He also led the Irish with 59 rushing yards on 19 carries. FIRST ACTION Several Notre Dame players made their first career appearances against the Wolverines. Sophomore running back Jafar Armstrong, who rushed for 35 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries, started for the Irish, while converted sophomore quarterback Avery Davis also saw action in the backfield. Freshman wide receiver Kevin Austin earned a few snaps on the outside, and sophomore offensive lineman Josh Lugg logged time at right guard on multiple series while also being featured on the punt team. On the defensive side, freshman defensive tackle Jayson Ademilola, sophomore linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah, freshman safety Houston Griffith and junior safety Alohi Gilman played their first games in an Irish uniform. All but Owusu- Koramoah logged snaps on defense — he was on the punt return team. Gilman finished third on the team with seven total tackles, including one for loss and two passes broken up. Fifth-year senior walk-on running back Keenan Sweeney found his way onto the kickoff return team. ✦ NOTRE DAME VS. MICHIGAN QUARTER-BY-QUARTER COMPARISON Notre Dame 1st Qtr. 2nd Qtr. 3rd Qtr. 4th Qtr. 1st Half 2nd Half Total Time of Possession 5:53 10:38 7:36 4:20 16:31 11:56 28:27 Third-Down Conversions 3-4 2-4 2-4 0-3 5-8 2-7 7-15 Fourth-Down Conversions 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 1-1 Average Field Position ND-16 ND-23 ND-34 ND-46 ND-19 ND-39 ND-31 Michigan 1st Qtr. 2nd Qtr. 3rd Qtr. 4th Qtr. 1st Half 2nd Half Final Time of Possession 9:07 4:22 7:24 10:40 13:29 18:04 31:33 Third-Down Conversions 2-4 1-2 0-3 3-4 3-6 3-7 6-13 Fourth-Down Conversions 0-0 0-0 0-2 0-1 0-0 0-3 0-3 Average Field Position UM-35 UM-2 UM-29 UM-16 UM-27 UM-24 UM-25 PLAY CHART (NO. OF PLAYS) Yards ND UM (-) 10 6 0-5 39 40 6-9 7 13 10-19 9 7 20-29 2 2 30-39 0 0 40-49 2 0 50 or more 0 1 RED ZONE EFFICIENCY (INSIDE 20-YARD LINE) No Poss. TD FG Score Notre Dame 2 2 0 0 Michigan 3 1 1 1 MISCELLANEOUS NOTES • Freshman cornerback TaRiq Bracy had his number switched from 10 to 35. That is be- cause he was on the punt return unit with senior Chris Finke, who also wears No. 10. • Notre Dame is now 102-20-5 (.823) in home openers, including 69-16-2 (.805) inside Notre Dame Stadium. • Notre Dame sophomore defensive tackle Myron Tagovailoa-Amosa suffered a right foot injury. He was spotted on crutches on the Irish sideline. • Armstrong and Wimbush were named Co- Offensive Players of the Game by the Irish, while senior linebacker Te'von Coney — who led the team with 10 tackles and a fumble recovery — claimed Defensive Player of the Game honors. BIG PLAYS (25 YARDS OR MORE) Notre Dame • 1-10 ND41 Wimbush pass to Boykin for 28 yards • 3-9 ND5 Wimbush pass to Mack for 26 yards • 1-10 UM43 Wimbush pass to Finke for 43 yards and a TD Michigan • 1-15 UM20 Pa erson pass to Collins for 52 yards S e n i o r q u a r t e r b a c k B r a n d o n W i m b u s h accounted for 229 yards of total offense and one touchdown against Michigan's talented defense. PHOTO BY BILL PANZICA

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