NCAAF Game Recap - Notre Dame at Michigan
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

Ark
7
Ala
48
F
Aub
20
LSU
23
F
Wisc
7
OHSt
38
F
BC
7
Clem
59
F
Okla
41
K St
48
F
PSU
28
MSU
7
F
ND
14
Mich
45
F
WaSt
35
Oreg
37
F
Cal
0
Utah
35
F
Tex
27
TCU
37
F
SMU
34
Hou
31
F
MD
10
Minn
52
F
Iowa
20
NW
0
F
App
30
SoAl
3
F
OkSt
34
IASt
27
F
AzSt
32
UCLA
42
F
USC
35
Colo
31
F
BGSU
10
WestMI
49
F
MisSt
30
TxAM
49
F
Lib
34
Rut
44
F
Ill
24
Purd
6
F
MiaFL
16
Pitt
12
F
SJSU
34
Army
29
F
SMiss
20
Rice
6
F
Ohio
34
Ball
21
F
Nev
3
Wyo
31
F
W Ky
23
Marsh
26
F
NMSt
7
GaSo
41
F
Akr
0
NIU
49
F
E Mi
34
Toled
37
F OT
MiaOH
23
Kent
16
F
C Mi
20
Buff
43
F
Tul
38
Navy
41
F
Ariz
31
Stan
41
F
Ind
38
Neb
31
F
FLInt
17
MidTN
50
F
FlAtl
41
OD
3
F
UConn
56
UMass
35
F
UVA
21
Lou
28
F
Syr
17
FlaSt
35
F
NorTx
38
Char
39
F
SoFL
45
ECU
20
F
Hawaii
45
NM
31
F
SCar
21
Tenn
41
F
Duke
17
UNC
20
F
TxSt
14
ArkSt
38
F
Troy
33
GASt
52
F
Mem
42
Tuls
41
F
UCF
63
Temp
21
F
TxTch
34
Kans
37
F
ColSt
41
Fres
31
F
Mizzu
7
KY
29
F
LaTec
42
UTEP
21
F
UtSt
7
AF
31
F
SDSU
20
UNLV
17
F

Oct 26, 2019, 7:30 PM EDT

Final

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2

3

4

T

(8) Notre Dame (5-2)

0

0

7

7

14

(19) Michigan (6-2)

3

14

7

21

45

No. 19 Michigan routs No. 8 Notre Dame 45-14 in rain
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:46 AM

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Jim Harbaugh desperately needed a significant victory to change the conversation, at least temporarily, about the job he's doing at Michigan.

The Wolverines delivered.

Zach Charbonnet ran for two touchdowns in the first half and Shea Patterson threw for two scores in the second half, helping No. 19 Michigan rout No. 8 Notre Dame 45-14 in driving rain Saturday night.

The Wolverines (6-2) ended an eight-game losing streak against top-10 teams under Harbaugh, who needed a signature win in his fifth season that likely won't end with the Big Ten title he and college football's winningest program desperately covet.

"Some of the tests that the team has gone through, you can make a lot of growth from it," Harbaugh said.

With the lopsided loss, the Fighting Irish (5-2) knocked themselves out of the College Football Playoff picture on the rain-filled night that seemed to affect them much more than Michigan.

"Clearly a very disappointing night for Notre Dame," coach Brian Kelly acknowledged.

The Irish took advantage of a questionable call on pass interference to set up Ian Book's 7-yard TD pass to Cole Kmet to pull within 10 points late in the third quarter.

Michigan responded with Patterson's 8-yard touchdown pass to Donovan Peoples-Jones on the ensuing drive, which got off to a good start with Hassan Haskins' 49-yard run. The former linebacker finished with career-high 149 yards on 20 carries.

Charbonnet had 74 yards rushing on 15 carries, giving Michigan a tandem of running backs to control the game behind an offensive line that created huge holes.

Patterson threw his second TD early in the fourth, connecting on a 16-yard pass to Nico Collins, to put Michigan ahead 31-7.

"We played our best game," Patterson said. "When we do that, we're a really tough team to beat."

On a windy and wet night, it was difficult to throw the ball and Michigan's defense made it tough for the Irish to run.

Book was 8 of 25 for 73 yards the senior's lowest total since last year's opener when he threw just three passes and TD that averted a shutout.

"We knew once we hit (Book) a couple times we knew that he was going to be jumpy in the pocket," Michigan safety Josh Metellus said. "I know what this defense is capable of. We can shut anybody out. If everybody is locked in, doing their job, we can shut out anybody in the country."

With the game out of reach, Kelly put in sophomore Phil Jurkovec and he threw a 14-yard TD pass to Javon McKinley late in the game to cut the deficit to 31 points.

Notre Dame's Tony Jones Jr. was held to 14 yards on eight carries, reminiscent of the game he had in a loss to No. 3 Georgia last month when he had just 21 yards rushing on nine carries. Jones ran for 100-plus yards in his previous three games before being shut down by the swarming Wolverines and being slowed by an undisclosed injury during the game.

The Irish had just 180 yards of offense.

"It wasn't necessarily that they threw anything at us that we weren't ready for, we just didn't hit our standard of offense," Kelly insisted.

Metellus seemed to disagree.

"The type of offense that they run, they try to stick to the same type of script, give the same guys the ball," he said.

THE TAKEAWAY

Notre Dame: It has been a long time since the Irish beat a top-20 team on its home field. Since beating No. 8 Oklahoma on Oct. 27, 2012, they have lost 11 straight true road games against teams ranked among the top 20.

Michigan: A much-needed boost of confidence was earned, setting up the team to potentially close the regular season strong. The Wolverines host rivals Michigan State and Ohio State along with road games against Maryland and Indiana.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Michigan will make a jump in the poll and Notre Dame will probably plummet.

RIVALRY RENEWED

On the same day the schools completed their two-game deal, they announced Michigan will host Notre Dame in 2033 and the Irish will play the Wolverines at home in 2034.

"It feels good that we can talk about this for 14 years," Michigan center Cesar Ruiz said.

MISSED TRIP

Notre Dame junior receiver Michael Young, amid reports he will transfer, didn't travel to Michigan and Kelly said there would be a discussion about his status with the team moving forward. Young had six receptions for 21 yards this season and started one game

UP NEXT

Notre Dame: Hosts Virginia Tech.

Michigan: At Maryland.

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Passing

ND Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
I. Book 25 8 32.0 1 73 24 0 54.6
P. Jurkovec 4 3 75.0 1 60 28 0 156.3
Mich Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
S. Patterson 12 6 50.0 2 100 34 0 118.1
D. McCaffrey 2 2 100.0 1 34 26 0 158.3

Rushing

ND Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Smith 5 15 3.0 7 0
T. Jones Jr. 8 14 1.8 5 0
Mich Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
H. Haskins 20 149 7.5 49 0
Z. Charbonnet 15 74 4.9 35 2

Receiving

ND Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
C. Claypool 2 42 21.0 24 0
J. McKinley 2 42 21.0 28 1
Mich Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
M. Sainristil 3 73 24.3 34 1
D. Peoples-Jones 2 28 14.0 20 1

Fumbles

Mich F FL
S. Patterson 3 0

Returning

ND KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
J. Armstrong 3 15.3 0 20 0 - 0 0
Mich KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Peoples-Jones 0 - 0 0 4 6.0 0 16
G. Jackson 1 23.0 0 23 0 - 0 0

Punting

ND Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Bramblett 10 423 42.3 61
Mich Punt Yds Avg LgPu
W. Hart 6 248 41.3 57

Takeaways

Team Stats Comparison

ND Mich
Points For 14 45
Total Yards 180 437
Rushing Yards 47 303
Passing Yards 133 134
Passing Completions / Attempts 11/29 8/14
Turnovers 2 0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 3/2 3/0
First Downs 12 23
Penalties - Yards 7/62 4/50
Time Of Possession 23:23 37:37
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 3/15 4/13
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/1 0/0
Punts - Average Yards 10/42 7/38

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter ND Mich
Mich 9:35 FG Jake Moody 21 yd FG 0 3
2nd Quarter ND Mich
Mich 1:09 TD Zach Charbonnet 7 yd run (Jake Moody kick) 0 10
Mich 5:08 TD Zach Charbonnet 1 yd run (Jake Moody kick) 0 17
3rd Quarter ND Mich
ND 9:33 TD Cole Kmet 7 yd pass from Ian Book (Jonathan Doerer kick) 7 17
Mich 12:23 TD Donovan Peoples-Jones 8 yd pass from Shea Patterson (Jake Moody kick) 7 24
4th Quarter ND Mich
Mich 3:31 TD Nico Collins 16 yd pass from Shea Patterson (Jake Moody kick) 7 31
Mich 6:14 TD Tru Wilson 27 yd run (Jake Moody kick) 7 38
Mich 10:37 TD Mike Sainristil 26 yd pass from Dylan McCaffrey (Jake Moody kick) 7 45
ND 11:15 TD Javon McKinley 14 yd pass from Phil Jurkovec (Jonathan Doerer kick) 14 45

Game Information

Stadium: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Attendance: 111,909
Game Time:
Weather: