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Michigan Beats Notre Dame 35-31 On Late Touchdown

LARRY LAGE   09/11/11 12:47 AM ET   AP

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Denard Robinson threw a 16-yard pass to Roy Roundtree with 2 seconds left, lifting Michigan to a 35-31 heart-pounding win over Notre Dame on Saturday night.

The Wolverines took their first lead on Robinson's 21-yard pass to Vincent Smith with 1:12 left, then lost it.

Briefly.

Tommy Rees threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Theo Riddick with 30 seconds left, but the Fighting Irish left Jeremy Gallon wide open on a pass that let Michigan go from its 20 to the Notre Dame 16.

The Wolverines (2-0) have won three straight against the rival Irish (1-1) on late-game plays by quarterbacks. Last year, it was Robinson and Tate Forcier in 2009.

It was the first night game at Michigan Stadium – and it lived up to the hype.

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