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Saturday, September 10, 2011
Michigan strikes back in unconventional fashion

By Matt Fortuna

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Just when Notre Dame thought it had some breathing room, Denard Robinson showed what all the hype is about. And he's keeping Michigan in the game.

Robinson hit Junior Hemingway on a short pass in the open field that went for 77 yards to the Irish 6 and faced a third-and-goal from the 1 at the start of the fourth quarter. Notre Dame, victim of so many red zone troubles so far, finally got its payback, knocking the ball loose from Stephen Hopkins.

Of course, Robinson was right there to pick it up and walk in for the score.

It's 24-14 Irish with 14:54 to go, plenty of time for a few more unconventional clutch plays from a Michigan quarterback. Notre Dame fans have seen this before, and the Irish will look to flip the script this time around.