Sports

Michigan beats Notre Dame

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  The University of Michigan Wolverine football faithful at Bethel College have something to cheer about these days. Michigan and Notre Dame share an historic rivalry, which turned the page of a new chapter on Sept. 11, ending with a Wolverine victory over the Irish 28-24. Following the game Michigan fans at Bethel College were joyfully congratulating one another in the Acorn while Irish fans, like Bethel student Randall Bridges, could only talk about what could have been if Danye Crist ,Notre Dame’s starting quarterback, had not gone down with an injury early in the first half. Bridges said this about the performance of Nate Montana ,who replaced Crist after Crist experienced hazy vision after the Irish’s first TD drive. “Before the season started I thought Montana was on the roster for just his last name. Once he entered the game I wished that was true, but that isn’t really an excuse on how many yards our defense gave up,”said Bridges. Another Bethel student thought Notre dame could have won.  “Notre Dame could have won the game if they had not relaxed at the end of the game on defense,” said Mike Ferguson However, maybe the biggest story of the game was the performance of Michigan QB Denard Robinson. Robinson, affectionately nicked named “Shoelace” because he has refused to lace up his spikes since peewee football, threw for 244 yards and 1 TD and ran for 258 yards and 2 TDs. Robinson’s performance has the Wolverine nation singing his praise. Bethel Student Kyle Dantzer said, “Denard Robinson for Heisman! Period.”
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