Notre Dame QB Everett Golson threw 3 TDs in a dominating win over Michigan in the last game of the historic rivalry.
In the final game of a rivalry that is almost as old as football itself, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish shut down and shut out the Michigan Wolverines 31-0. Notre Dame and Michigan will not see each other in the regular season for a very long time, as the rivalry between the two teams which dates back over 100 years came to a close with Game No. 42.
The Fighting Irish (2-0) led by QB Everett Golson played efficient football and never turned the ball over. Golson threw for 226 yards and 3 TDs. WR Amir Carlisle caught 7 passes for 61 yards and 2 TDs.
The 31-point difference made it the largest blowout for Notre Dame in the series history.
The Wolverines (1-1) were shut out for the first time since 1984 – QB Devin Gardner would not be born for another 7 years – and committed four turonvers, including 3 INTs from Gardner. The loss was one of many suffered by the Big Ten conference on Saturday. Conference rivals Michigan State, Ohio State, Purdue and Northwestern all lost while other rivals such as Nebraska, Penn State and Wisconsin all struggled against lower-tier opponents.