QB Everett Golson headlines one of the most bitter rivalries in sports on Saturday between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Michigan Wolverines.
On Saturday the Michigan Wolverines will take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in one of the oldest rivalries in sports.
The two teams made quick work of their season opener opponents, outscoring Appalachian State and Rice by a combined score of 100-31.
The two QBs – Michigan’s Devon Gardner and Notre Dame’s Everett Golson are two of the most talented, big-arm QBs in college football and are both trying to build off let down seasons from 2013.
The Wolverines are hoping they can coast through a fairly easy schedule the until their big matches against top rated Michigan State and Ohio State to take the Big Ten East division title. After the game against Notre Dame, Michigan will not have another game against a ranked opponent until late October – plenty of time to build their case for a higher ranking in the polls until the finale against Ohio State.
The Fighting Irish have a slightly more daunting schedule with back-to-back-to-back games against top 25 teams in October: Stanford, North Carolina and the big challenge – Florida State. If Notre Dame plans on contending for a major playoff bowl game, their hopes of reaching it might hinge on beating Michigan now while the schedule is still manageable.
The two teams have played each other 41 times since their first meeting in 1887. Their last meeting was September 7, 2013 – Michigan won 41-30 thanks to 4 TDs from Devon Gardner.