ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The last time Notre Dame came here, the Irish thoroughly outplayed the Wolverines in the first half until Michigan rallied for victory.
The same story might have to play out for Michigan fans to leave happy tonight.
Notre Dame leads 14-0 and is in complete command so far. Michigan's offense has a pair of three-and-outs. The Irish, meanwhile, have done everything right. Tommy Rees is a perfect 8-for-8, foiling every Wolverines attempt to blitz by making the right read. It's hard to believe Brian Kelly chose Dayne Crist over this kid to start the year.
The Irish offensive line is also pushing around Michigan's front, giving Rees time and opening plenty of room for Cierre Wood, who scored the game's second touchdown on an easy jaunt into the end zone.
The Wolverines need to make some adjustments, fast, or it's going to be long night under the lights.