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Posted on Sun, Sep 11, 2011 : 3:16 a.m.

Your comprehensive guide to coverage of Michigan's 35-31 victory against Notre Dame

By Rich Rezler


Michigan Stadium was under the lights for the first time in its history on Saturday night.

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He did it again. And again.

Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson -- who scored a game-winning touchdown with 27 seconds left to beat Notre Dame in South Bend last season -- led the Wolverines on two late scoring drives in a 35-31 win over the Irish on Saturday night.

The first apparent game-winning touchdown pass, with 1:04 remaining in the game, ended up not being quite good enough. Notre Dame answered with a score of its own. So Robinson did, too, hitting Roy Roundtree with the actual game-winning, 16-yard score with 2 seconds left.

Robinson was asked if he felt bad about ripping the hearts from the Irish two years in row. He paused. He smiled. "I don’t know," he finally said, clearly uncomfortable with the question. "It’s why we play the game of football. Somebody’s gotta lose, somebody’s gotta win."

The late game madness -- the teams combined for 189 yards and three touchdowns in the final 136 seconds -- was a fitting end to a crazy day in Ann Arbor. covered it all ... from Saturday's early-morning live national television broadcast at Ingalls Mall to the Sunday's early-morning revelry downtown and everything in between. Here's a roundup of what you can find on our site:

Post-Game Coverage

Kyle Meinke's column: Denard Robinson's heroics have Ann Arbor, and country, buzzing about Michigan football.

Nick Baumgardner's game story: Robinson leads 17-point rally as Michigan football team stuns Notre Dame, 35-31.

Pete Cunningham writes that the game's crazy finish is the finishing touch to a special game atmosphere at Michigan Stadium.

Roy Roundtree breaks down his game-winning catch.

Michigan receivers made the most of limited opportunities in win over Notre Dame.

Notebook: Michigan's defense continues to win the turnover battle and plenty more notes.

Photo gallery: There are lots of great images -- in our nifty new photo gallery viewer -- from staff photographers Melanie Maxwell, Angela J. Cesere and Joseph Tobianski.

Video: Brady Hoke's opening post-game comment: "Um, that was an exciting football game." Thanks, Coach.

Police: 14 people arrested, 20 ejected during first Michigan football home night game.


In-Game Coverage

Desmond Howard was honored as the inaugural "Michigan Football Legend."

• Jim Knight kept a running file of live updates ... and, boy, was he busy.

Follow along with the transcript of our live chat, which went from excitement to dismay to resignation and back to excitement.

Pre-Game Coverage

• Our photographers were busy on Saturday. They also put together this pre-game photo gallery.

• It was announced just before kickoff that the NCAA will not recognize stats accrued in the Michigan-WMU game.

Thousands of fans rallied at the ESPN "College GameDay" set early Saturday morning.

• Proving our photographers were busy: They were at the "GameDay" set, too. And have another photo gallery.


Rod J

Mon, Sep 12, 2011 : 1:17 p.m.

Does anyone know anything about the 360 degree view of the stadium?

Rich Rezler

Mon, Sep 12, 2011 : 4:21 p.m.

You can find it here, Rod: <a href="" rel='nofollow'></a>


Mon, Sep 12, 2011 : 12:06 a.m.

All that counts is which team put up the W and which team put up the L.Congratulations to the Wolverines.


Sun, Sep 11, 2011 : 3:19 p.m.

I thought the legacy uniforms were the Bomb, looked great imho .. The team can wear them again and I have no problem,it showed the whole nation Michigan History, &amp; Pride ..Now I have to get one of my own.. Great Game Michigan,Great job Dave Brandon.. THIS IS MICHIGAN !! GO BLUE..


Sun, Sep 11, 2011 : 1:41 p.m.


Sandria Kellermann

Sun, Sep 11, 2011 : 1:38 p.m.

That game yesterday had us all at our M Go Blue party nearly in cardiac arrest ! our new coach and the passion and energy of our team !! BRAVO and GO BLUE !!! Never made me prouder to be a Wolverine and Now all we need is a win at the Michigan Mens 9-11 game and tribute today at 1400. Bring something for care packages and you get in for only $1. Thank our heroes with us ! And Brady...we love you to pieces !! You remind me so much of Bo whom we miss every day. MICHIGAN you make us so incredibly proud...loyal forever !! xoxoxo


Sun, Sep 11, 2011 : 12:46 p.m.

I watched the game after being out at a tailgate near the Big House earlier. Was close to turning it off if we didn't score early in the 4th quarter but then was glued to the game. What was more impressive was how great the crowd was. It rivals anything you would see in a SEC night game or even the Nittany Lions of Penn State. The stadium looked great. The national exposure of our team and heart and guts in which they played sure made a positve impression, just watch ESPN College Game Day Wrap up show. Let's still take each game one at a time, sit back and enjoy the ride. A great Meeechigan victory...GO BLUE!!!


Sun, Sep 11, 2011 : 12:10 p.m.

Great game! &quot; covered it all ... from Saturday's early-morning live national television broadcast at Ingalls Mall to the Sunday's early-morning revelry downtown and everything in between. Here's a roundup of what you can find on our site:&quot; Where is the coverage of the downtown revelry? It says AA dot com covered it, but it's not in the links above.

Jim Nazium

Sun, Sep 11, 2011 : 11:17 a.m.

I remember cringing as I watched the dvr version of the game last night trying not to swear while holding my baby girl. The game was giving me flashbacks of our lackluster defense from the last few years and in the second quarter I was thinking of one-word comments I would be posting on here this morning. At our darkest hour, the adjectives: Miserable, Lack-Luster, Pathetic, Dreadful and Embarrassing were crossing my mind and I was preparing myself to simply write one word if our loss would be so lop-sided and painful. Thank God it's College Football and This Is Michigan! What a Game! I have no problem coming up with one word adjectives to describe what we saw last night. Exciting, Heroic, Amazing, Gutty, Lucky, Passionate, Driven, Traditional, Thrilling, Sensational...... Thank You Team and Coaching Staff, you guys still have a way to go to be where you need to be but you played your butts off and came through. What a Thrilling comeback Win! Denard, not to compare you to another team killer because you are your own man, but you to the Irish are like what Rocket Ismail was to us. Keep up the good work kid and keep learning. Bo's Ghost was there to right a wrong if anyone else noticed. Remember the phantom interference in the end-zone, and the next play Rees fumbled his pass attempt untouched? Yeah, that was BO swatting it away saying, &quot;the hell with notre dame&quot;! Great Win, improve every week and remember you only go around once, so give it your all. Go Blue!!!

Jeff S

Sun, Sep 11, 2011 : 7:59 a.m.

Why does the main photo show the outside of the stadium, I want to see those pretty new lights from the inside!