Notre Dame vs Michigan. That just screams college football. That just screams rivalry. When those two get together it’s always a war. (Except the last time they played)
Michigan has the most all time wins in college football history, with 915. Notre Dame sits at third all time, with 882. Only two wins behind Texas for second all time. That is a whole lot of wins for these two stories programs.
Notre Dame and Michigan first played on November 23, 1887. (1887? That’s 100 years before I was born.. damn) Unfortunately Michigan won that game 8-0, when the forward pass was a bit difficult. My how times have changed.
The two schools have played 42 times. Michigan leads the series 24-16-1 all time. (NCAA forced ND to vacate one win due to a rules violation.)
The last time ND and Mich played was September 6, 2014. We were actually at JPopo07‘s bachelor party! (And now he’s about to be a dad!) Notre Dame won that game 37-0!! GO IRISH!
Image – Joe Pop’s Bachelor Party
For some stupid reason the rivalry was “shut down” and the two haven’t played since that game in 2014. Fortunately for all of us college football fans the rivalry is BACK!!
Notre Dame and Michigan will open up the season against each other in South Bend on September 1st… And it’s a night game, LETS GO! Not to brag but my wife isn’t just hot she’s also amazing… She got us tickets to this game for my birthday. Can’t wait to be back at Notre Dame Stadium to restart the rivalry!!
In 2017 Michigan went 8-5 and lost to South Carolina in the Outback Bowl. Notre Dame went 10-3 and beat LSU in the Citrus Bowl.
The Irish have two extremely capable QB’s in Brandon Wimbush and Ian Book battling it out for QB1 in 2018. Michigan welcomes Shea Patterson after the NCAA ruled he can play this season after transferring from Ole Miss.
We are five weeks out from this game, that is almost guaranteed to be another thriller in the series… And I can’t wait. As we get closer to the game look out for my breakdown and prediction for the game.
Until then just remember, Michigan sucks and LETS GO IRISH!!! Is it even possible to root for this dude…
“Cheer, cheer for old Notre Dame,
Wake up the echoes cheering her name,
Send a volley cheer on high,
Shake down the thunder from the sky.
What though the odds be great or small
Old Notre Dame will win over all,
While her loyal sons are marching
Onward to victory.”
-Kevin “That Guy”