ESPN Classic celebrates one of the best rivalries in college football with an eight-hour presentation of Classic Michigan vs. Notre Dame Football on Sunday, Sept. 8 from noon - 8 p.m. ET. Here's our complete schedule:
|Michigan's Jamie Morris scored three TD's vs. Notre Dame in 1986.|
All times Eastern
Classic Michigan vs. Notre Dame Football
Sunday, Sept. 8
Noon - 8 p.m. ET
Noon - Michigan at Notre Dame (1986)
John Carney missed on a 45-yard field goal attempt with 17 seconds remaining in coach Lou Holtz's debut as the Irish lost a tough 24-23 decision to Michigan. Jamie Morris scored all three Wolverines touchdowns. Michigan QB Jim Harbaugh completed 15 of 23 passes for 239 yards while ND's Steve Buerlein was 21 of 33 for 263 yards and one touchdown. Notre Dame led by 7-0 and 14-7 before surrendering 17 consecutive points. A missed extra point and three turnovers inside the Michigan 20-yard line doomed the Irish.
2 p.m. - Michigan at Notre Dame (1988)
Behind four field goals from Reggie Ho, including a 26-yarder with 1:13 remaining, No. 13 Notre Dame defeated No. 9 Michigan, 19-17. For the 5-foot-5, 135-pound junior, who doesn't even hold an athletic scholarship, it was the first four field goals of his career. Michigan's Mike Gillette missed a 48-yarder on the last play of the game. Notre Dame took a 13-0 lead less than 15 1/2 minutes into the game before Michigan rallied for two one-yard TD scores by Leroy Hoard in the second quarter and QB Michael Taylor in the third.
|QB Rick Mirer, in his first college start, helped Notre Dame knock off Michigan 28-24 in 1990.|
4 p.m. - Michigan at Notre Dame (1990)
Rick Mirer, making his first college start, threw an 18-yard touchdown pass to Adrian Jarrell with 1:40 left, capping a fourth-quarter rally that gave top-ranked Notre Dame a 28-24 victory over No. 4 Michigan. Trailing 24-21, Notre Dame drove 76 yards in nine plays for the winning touchdown that extended its home victory streak to 18 games. ND's late comeback overshadowed a remarkable performance by Michigan's Jon Vaughn, who rushed 22 times for 201 yards, nearly four times more than he gained all last season. Mirer completed 14 of 23 passes for 165 yards and had one pass intercepted. The Wolverines' Elvis Grbac completed 17 of 30 passes for 190 yards, including TD tosses of 44 yards and 25 yards to Desmond Howard. He also ran for a touchdown but was intercepted twice.
6 p.m. - Notre Dame at Michigan (1991)
Desmond Howard scored on a 29-yard reverse and a diving 25-yard reception midway through the fourth quarter to help Michigan knock off Notre Dame, 24-14. Elvis Grbac set a school record for accuracy by completing 20 of 22 passes and Ricky Powers topped the 100-yard mark in rushing for the sixth straight game, gaining 164 on 38 carries. Notre Dame was held to 78 yard rushing but QB Rick Mirer was 13-for-25 for 234 yards.