Sep 22, 2012; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish linebacker Manti Te

Big Ten: Michigan football loses to Notre Dame 13-6, Denard Robinson commits 5 turnovers


No. 18 Michigan football at No. 11 Notre Dame – No. 18 Michigan football almost pulled off the upset in South Bend against No. 11 Notre Dame, despite Denard Robinson and the Wolverines offense committing six costly turnovers.

Robinson completed 13 of 24 passes for 138 yards, but his four interceptions in key game situations killed Michigan’s ability to find the end zone. He also carried the ball 26 times for 90 yards and a fumble. Running back Vincent Smith also threw an interception in the red zone early in the game.

Notre Dame football relied on backup quarterback Tommy Rees to manage the game for the Fighting Irish, as head coach Brian Kelly pulled Everett Golson out of the game after the Irish turned the ball over in the red zone.

Notre Dame (4-0, 2-0 home) scored only one touchdown, a two-yard sprint to the end zone by Rees.

Michigan moves to 2-2 on the season.

Both Michigan and Notre Dame are off next weekend, but both continue play Oct. 6.

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