Sept. 22, 2012
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Despite the loss, Michigan holds a 23-16-1 advantage in the all-time series vs. Notre Dame and is one of only 11 teams that has a winning record against the Fighting Irish.
Senior quarterback Denard Robinson moved into first place in career total offensive yardage (9,438), surpassing previous record holder Chad Henne (9,400, 2004-07).
Robinson completed 13-of-24 passes for 138 yards and carried the ball 26 times for 90 yards. He accounted for 110 of Michigan's 120 yards of total offense at the half, rushing 14 times for 51 yards and completing 5-of-13 passes for 59 yards.
Robinson moved into sixth place in U-M annals in completions (392), passing Jim Harbaugh (387, 1983-86) on the all-time list.
With 5,768 career passing yards, Robinson remains in fifth place among Michigan's all-time leaders in the category. He needs 90 more yards to reach the fourth spot, currently held by Todd Collins (5,858, 1991-94).
Robinson's 1,197 career total yards against Notre Dame are the most ever by an Irish opponent.
Fifth-year wide receiver Roy Roundtree recorded season highs in receptions (3) and receiving yards (30).
Sophomore defensive back Raymon Taylor tallied the first interception of his career on Notre Dame's first offensive possession of the game. Taylor's pick of Fighting Irish quarterback Everett Golson marked U-M's first interception of the 2012 campaign.
Junior safety Thomas Gordon registered his second career interception in the second quarter. Gordon posted his first collegiate interception vs. Eastern Michigan on Sept. 17, 2011.
The Wolverines limited Notre Dame to zero passing yards and only 25 yards of total offense in the first quarter. U-M also held the Fighting Irish to 29 yards of total offense in third stanza.
With his 3,670 career rushing yards, Robinson moved into a tie for fifth place among the all-time NCAA leaders in rushing yards by a quarterback, matching Kent State's Joshua Cribbs (3,670, 2001-04). Robinson surpassed two different players on the list with tonight's effort, including Ohio's Kareem Wilson (3,597, 1995-98) and Air Force's Dee Dowis (3,612, 1986-89).
Pat White, West Virginia (2005-08) -- 4,480
Brad Smith, Missouri (2002-05) -- 4,289
Colin Kaepernick, Nevada (2007-10) -- 4,112
Antwaan Randle El, Indiana (1998-2001) -- 3,895
Joshua Cribbs, Kent State (2001-04) -- 3,670
Denard Robinson, Michigan (2009-present) -- 3,670
Dee Dowis, Air Force (1986-89) -- 3,612
Kareem Wilson, Ohio (1995-98) -- 3,597
Junior kicker Brendan Gibbons tallied the fourth multi-field goal game of his career, connecting on kicks from 33 and 31 yards out.
Senior safety Jordan Kovacs and sophomore linebacker Desmond Morgan paced Michigan with seven tackles apiece. Kovacs, who posted the 23rd tackle-for-loss of his career, now has a team-leading 30 tackles on the season and 296 tackles in his career.
Fifth-year senior linebacker Kenny Demens posted his 200th career tackle. He finished the night with six tackles, including three solo stops.