Ann Arbor, MI (Sports Network) - The final showdown between two of college
football's tradition-rich heavyweights, at least for the foreseeable future,
warranted another game under the lights at the Big House.
Devin Gardner and Jeremy Gallon lit up the sky anyway.
Gardner tossed three of his four touchdown passes to Gallon in No. 17
Michigan's 41-30 triumph over No. 14 Notre Dame in the second-ever night game
held at Michigan Stadium.
Gardner was 21-of-33 for 294 yards with an interception and totaled 82 yards
and a score on the ground, while Gallon caught eight passes for 184 yards for
the Wolverines, who now lead the all-time series between the schools, 24-16-1.
Michigan won a 35-31 thriller against Notre Dame two years ago in the first
night game in Ann Arbor.
Saturday's meeting between the two giants marked a temporary end to the
series, which began in 1887 and has been played every season since 2002, after
the schools were unable to agree upon a schedule beyond 2014. Notre Dame
canceled its scheduled dates against Michigan from 2015-17 due to a result of
its five-games-per-year agreement with the ACC beginning next season.
These two teams have won a collective 20 national titles and rank first and
second in terms of all-time winning percentage. Michigan leads the country at
.7347 (905-315-36), while Notre Dame is a close second at .7331 (866-302-42).
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