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Wearing #98 Michigan's Gardner shines as the Wolverines top ND 41-30


He might not have looked like a quarterback when he came out wearing #98, but Devin Gardner certainly let Notre Dame know he still played the position at a high level regardless of his jersey.

Gardner led the #17 Wolverines (2-0) to a 41-30 win over the #14 Fighting Irish (1-1) throwing for 294 yards and 4 TDs. Gardner also was the leading rusher for Michigan with 82 yards and a touchdown on the ground.

Gardner switched his number from #12 to #98 prior to the game in honor of 1940 Michigan Heisman winner Tom Harmon. Harmon was the first Heisman winner in Wolverine history.

Just like most U of M-ND match-ups the game came down to the forth quarter. However, thanks to strong play from the Wolverines offense, Michigan was able to hold off a late 10-point rally from the Irish.

Gardner played well most of the game, but did throw an interception in the final quarter to Stephon Tuitt, who was able to capitalize on the play with a touchdown.

Tommy Rees threw for 314 yard and 2 TDs, but also threw a forth quarter interception that could have kept Notre Dame's hopes of a win alive.

Notre Dame has only won twice in Ann Arbor since 1990. This could possibly be the last time the Irish ever play at Michigan. The Wolverines will no longer be on their schedule after next season and cannot be added back to the schedule until at least 2020.

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