ANN ARBOR (WWJ/AP) – The University of Michigan Wolverines stage a dramatic come from behind victory to beat Notre Dame 35-31 under the lights Saturday night.

As heard on flagship station WWJ Newsradio 950 – Notre Dame got off to an early 14-0 first quarter lead, but it was the Wolverines who had final say, scoring 28 points in the final quarter.

Denard Robinson threw a 16-yard pass to Roy Roundtree with 2 seconds left, lifting Michigan to a heart-pounding win over Notre Dame.

The Wolverines took their first lead on Robinson’s 21-yard pass to Vincent Smith with 1:12 left, then lost it.


Tommy Rees threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Theo Riddick with 30 seconds left, but the Fighting Irish left Jeremy Gallon wide open on a pass that let Michigan go from its 20 to the Notre Dame 16.

The Wolverines (2-0) have won three straight against the rival Irish (1-1) on late-game plays by quarterbacks. Last year, it was Robinson and Tate Forcier in 2009.

It was the first night game at Michigan Stadium — and it lived up to the hype.

Saturday’s inaugural night game at Michigan Stadium set an attendance record with 114,804. The previous high was set last year with 113,090 at the season-opener against Connecticut. The stadium’s capacity is 109,901.

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  1. Jeff Loomis says:

    Am I missing something or is that a misprint that says the Irish are (1-1) and not (0-2)? What a great game though. After that last ND td, I was admitting that it was at least a great game. But after Michigan came back yet again, I had to say GREAT GAME!!

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