Wolverines dominate the Irish at a soaking wet Big House

The Michigan Wolverines and head coach Jim Harbaugh needed a win in the biggest way. And in front of a rain-soaked crowd in Ann Arbor, they came through with a dominating performance.


The Wolverines (6-2) took down the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (5-2) by a 45-14 final score, helping fans forget about last week's heartbreaker at Penn State and ending an eight-game losing streak against top-10 teams under Harbaugh.

The offense came alive with a season-high 303 yards on the ground, the majority of which came in the first half.

Michigan was led by freshman Zach Charbonnet, who put up two touchdowns with 74 yards on 15 carries, as well as Hassan Haskins, who put up a career high 149 yards. They took a 17-0 lead into halftime and didn't relent.

Meanwhile, Michigan's defense forced Notre Dame to punt nine times and held them to 47 rushing yards and only 133 passing yards.

With the win, the Wolverines are bowl eligible for a fifth straight season, while the Fighting Irish were knocked out of the College Football Playoff picture.