Michigan Breaks Losing Streak; Notre Dame Takes the Fall

Wolverines punish the Irish at Big House
By Lev Weinstein,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 16, 2007 7:36 AM CDT
Michigan running back Mike Hart looks for yardage during the third quarter of a football game against Notre Dame in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Sept. 15, 2007. Hart ran for 187 yards on 35 carries and...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Michigan's woes are over—for the time being. For Notre Dame, troubles have only increased after a humiliating 38-0 defeat yesterday in Ann Arbor. For both teams, yesterday's game was an opportunity to dispel qualms stemming from dismal 0-2 starts.  The Wolverine's Mike Hart  was dominant, rushing for 187 yards and scoring twice.

After last week's second-straight loss, Hart had personally guaranteed a victory over the Fighting Irish. "I knew I was going to perform because you can't say something like that and not perform," he said. This marks the worst beating the Irish have suffered since Michigan routed them by the same tally four years ago.