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ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 10: The Michigan (Credit: Getty/Leon Halip)

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 10: The Michigan scoreboard shows the "Under the Lights" logo prior to the start of the game between Notre Dame and the University of Michigan at Michigan Stadium on September 10, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Michigan 35, Notre Dame 31

Michigan snuck away with the victory on a late touchdown in a thriller against Notre Dame.

Notre Dame running back Cierre Wood (20) tosses
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Notre Dame running back Cierre Wood (20) tosses the ball after crossing the goal line for a touchdown during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

University of Michigan football great Desmond Howard, the
(Credit: AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

University of Michigan football great Desmond Howard, the 1991 Heiman Trophy winner, is honored before an NCAA college football game between Michigan and Notre Dame in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011. Desmond was recognized for his recent induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Notre Dame running back Cierre Wood (20) is
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Notre Dame running back Cierre Wood (20) is congratulated by teammate guard Trevor Robinson (78) after his touchdown during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Michigan in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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University of Michigan football great Desmond Howard, the
(Credit: AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

University of Michigan football great Desmond Howard, the 1991 Heiman Trophy winner, waves after being honored before the NCAA college football game between Michigan and Notre Dame in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011. Desmond was recognized for his recent induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

University of Michigan football great Desmond Howard, the
(Credit: AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

University of Michigan football great Desmond Howard, the 1991 Heiman Trophy winner, reacts after being honored before of an NCAA college football game between Michigan and Notre Dame in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011. Desmond was recognized for his recent induction into the College Football Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 10: Notre Dame
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ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 10: Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly enters Michigan Stadium prior to the start of the game against the University of Michigan on September 10, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 10: The Michigan
(Credit: Getty/Leon Halip)

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 10: The Michigan scoreboard shows the "Under the Lights" logo prior to the start of the game between Notre Dame and the University of Michigan at Michigan Stadium on September 10, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 10: The Michigan
(Credit: Getty/Leon Halip)

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 10: The Michigan scoreboard shows the "Under the Lights" logo prior to the start of the game between Notre Dame and the University of Michigan at Michigan Stadium on September 10, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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Michigan fans wave pom-poms before an NCAA college
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Michigan fans wave pom-poms before an NCAA college football game between Michigan and Notre Dame, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, in Ann Arbor, Mich. This is the first ever night game to be played at Michigan Stadium. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 10: Denard Robinson
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ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 10: Denard Robinson #16 of the Univerity of Michigan warms up prior to the start of the game against the University of Notre Dame at Michigan Stadium on September 10, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Michigan wide receiver Junior Hemingway, bottom, stretches under
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Michigan wide receiver Junior Hemingway, bottom, stretches under a tackle from Notre Dame safety Harrison Smith to score a touchdown in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 10: Denard Robinson
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ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 10: Denard Robinson #16 of the Univerity of Michigan warms up prior to the start of the game against the University of Notre Dame at Michigan Stadium on September 10, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 10: University of
(Credit: Getty/Leon Halip)

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 10: University of Michigan head coach Brady Hoke and Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly meet on the field prior to the start of the game at Michigan Stadium on September 10, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson (16) loses his footing
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Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson (16) loses his footing trying to avoid pressure from Notre Dame defensive end Ethan Johnson, left, during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game. (Sept. 10, 2011)

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 10: Denard Robinson
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ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 10: Denard Robinson #16 of the Michigan Wolverines takes the field for warmups prior to playing the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Michigan Stadium on September 10, 2010 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Notre Dame wide receiver Theo Riddick, left, defended
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Notre Dame wide receiver Theo Riddick, left, defended by Michigan Thomas Gordon, catches a pass in the end zone for a touchdown during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd (3) avoids
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Notre Dame wide receiver Michael Floyd (3) avoids a tackle from Michigan cornerback Courtney Avery (5) in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)

Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees (11) throws a
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Notre Dame quarterback Tommy Rees (11) throws a pass in the second quarter of an NCAA college football game against Michigan, Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Tony Ding)

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ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 10: University of
(Credit: Getty/Leon Halip)

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 10: University of Michigan head coach Brady Hoke and Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly meet on the field prior to the start of the game at Michigan Stadium on September 10, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 10: The Univerity
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ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 10: The Univerity of Michigan warms up prior to the start of the game against the University of Notre Dame at Michigan Stadium on September 10, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

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