Sunday, September 11, 2011
Notre Dame helmet stickers: Week 2
By Matt Fortuna
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Maybe we should call these helmet shamrocks to keep with the throwback theme of the night. Regardless, only a few players seemed to avoid the plague that's affected most of the team through two tough weeks.
Michael Floyd: The senior once again was flawless, catching a career-high 13 throws for 159 yards. He became the Irish's career receiving yards leader, passing Golden Tate. He now sits alone at the top with 2,852 yards. His 15th career 100-yard receiving game matched Tate for most in school history.
Theo Riddick: It was a bit surprising to not see him return punts, but he certainly did what he needed to do to put a rough Week 1 behind him. The junior had six catches for 62 yards and two touchdowns, the last one being what everyone but Denard Robinson figured was the game-winner.
Jonas Gray: This game meant a lot for the Pontiac native, and it showed. The change-of-pace back bounced back from a disappointing opener, gashing the Michigan defense up the middle for 66 yards on six carries. And, most importantly, he didn't turn the ball over.