Michigan has 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.
It remains 0-0 at Notre Dame Stadium at the end of the first quarter.