There have been five turnovers already in the Michigan-Notre Dame game, and eight minutes remain in the first half.
Michigan has been intercepted three times, two off quarterback Denard Robinson. But the Wolverines just ended a Notre Dame drive — set up by an interception of Robinson — with an interception of Everett Golson by Thomas Gordon.
Notre Dame scored the first points of the game with a field goal by Kyle Brindza (Canton, Mich.) on a drive that started on the Michigan 17-yard line after linebacker Manti Te’o intercepted Denard Robinson.
On third down and nine, Michigan’s Craig Roh pressured Everett Golson who threw incomplete, setting up the field-goal attempt.
Notre Dame leads 3-0 with just more than six minutes left in the first half.
Michigan twice failed to score in the red zone against Notre Dame in the first quarter.
The Wolverines drove 78 yards on 12 plays and used 6:13 from the clock but on first down at the Notre Dame 10-yard line, quarterback Denard Robinson pitched to tailback Vincent Smith, who made a poor throw that was intercepted in the end zone.
Michigan missed huge opportunity earlier n the first quarter after the Wolverines earned their first interception of the season.
Raymon Taylor, a sophomore cornerback, got the interception of Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson’s pass, and with a facemask, got the ball at the Irish 10-yard line.
Robinson took two sacks, pushing U-M to the Notre Dame 27-yard line. Brendan Gibbons’ 43-yard field goal attempt missed right.