Michigan-Notre Dame: Five Key Match-Ups Between the Bitter Rivals

Posted by Adam Bouton on September-8-2009 Add Comments

As Michigan piled up 31 points before halftime last Saturday against Western Michigan, something was apparent in Ann Arbor.

The swagger was back.

After losing to a Mid-American Conference opponent last year, UM didn't let that happen again in the first game of 2009. Instead, Michigan ran over the Broncos 31-7 in collecting some winning, positive mojo to open the season.

The Wolverines (1-0) will look to use that swagger and mojo against rival Notre Dame (1-0) in its second game of the season.

The Fighting Irish are also coming off a big victory in front of its home crowd. Notre Dame thumped Nevada 35-0 in its home opener.

There is no doubt that this contest will be as big as any between the two college ...

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