Notre Dame is leading 10-0 over Michigan with just more than a minute left in the first half.
Tommy Rees, who entered the game replacing starter Everett Golson after he was intercepted the previous possession, scored from two yards to expand Notre Dame’s lead.
Notre Dame had reached the Michigan 1-yard line, but penalities pushed the Irish back to the 10. On third down, Michigan freshman safety Jarrod Wilson was called for pass interference, giving Notre Dame a first down at the Michigan 2-yard line.
It was a sloppy first half with a total six turnovers in the first half.
Michigan was intercepted four times, three 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.
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.