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Time to gauge Notre Dame's fortitude

Posted by ESPN.com's Brian Bennett

ANN ARBOR -- Earlier we talked about how each team would deal with adversity.

Notre Dame is the first team to get that test. The Irish are down 14-3 after the first quarter and have had some things go against them. Armando Allen had a sure touchdown on a screen pass but stepped out of bounds. Nick Tausch missed an easy field goal. And Darryl Stonum returned a kick 94 yards for a touchdown, Michigan's first kickoff return for a score since 2005.

This isn't Nevada or Hawaii. It's time for Notre Dame to show what this year's team is made of.