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Roy Roundtree caught the game winning touchdown Saturday night,
giving Michigan the win in the first ever night game at The Big House.
Week Two of the college football season was just as exciting as the first. In this past week, history was made at the University of Michigan. The Wolverines hosted their first night game ever at The Big House, defeating Notre Dame in one of the most exciting games this year. The only three teams in the Top 25 that lost this week were #23 Penn State, who lost at home to #3 Alabama, #16 Mississippi State who lost at Auburn and #21 Missouri who lost at Arizona State.
Top Three Performances by Team or Player:
1. Oregon QB Darron Thomas- Thomas tied a school record Saturday when he threw six touchdowns against Nevada. He threw for 295 yards and also led his team in rushing yards with 81.
2. Michigan QB Denard Robinson- Robinson helped Michigan come back in one of the most thrilling games this year, throwing four touchdowns and running in one. Robinson threw for 338 yards and ran for another 108 yards in a 35-31 victory over Notre Dame.
3. South Carolina DE Melvin Ingram- The senior defensive end is known for his efforts on defense, but scored on a 68 yard run against Georgia. Ingram also came up big later in the game when he recovered a fumble and ran it back for the game clinching touchdown.
Top Three Disappointments by a Team Or Player:
1. Notre Dame- The Fighting Irish are 0-2 after losses to South Florida and Michigan. The Fighting Irish were up 24-7 going into the final quarter but still ended up losing the game. You have to feel bad for coach Brian Kelly after leaving Cincinnati to coach in South Bend.
2. Texas QB Garrett Gilbert- No one expected this kid to be as good as Colt McCoy, but he has played way below expectations. Last season he led Texas to a terrible 5-7 record and this year has not improved. He was eventually pulled from the game Saturday, after throwing two interceptions vs BYU.
3.Penn State- Penn State got whooped by Alabama last year, and this year they were supposed to make up for it with a win at home. That wasn't the case Saturday as the Nittany Lions lost again and failed to even score a touchdown.
Game of the Week:
The first ever night game at Michigan Stadium will be a great memory for the Wolverines. Michigan trailed 24-7 going into the fourth and final quarter, just in time for quarterback Denard Robinson to click in. After two early touchdown passes by Robinson in the fourth quarter, Michigan trailed Notre Dame 21-24 with under two minutes to play. With 1:12 left in the game, Robinson connected with his running back Vincent Smith on a screen pass for 21 yards that would give Michigan a 28-24 lead. Notre Dame marched back down the field and with :30 seconds left reclaimed the lead when quarterback Tommy Rees connected with Theo Riddick for 29 yards. Michigan wasn't done finished yet, because Robinson connected with wide receiver Jeremy Gallon on a 64 yard pass with under ten seconds left, putting Michigan in field goal range. With one last play left before having to kick a game tying field goal, Robinson threw a jump ball in the endzone that was caught by Roy Roundtree to give Michigan the victory. Hail to the Victors!
Next Week's Five Intriguing Matchups:
1. #1 Oklahoma vs #5 Florida State- Two of the top teams in the country square off in Tallahassee Saturday as EJ Manuel and the Seminoles get set to face Landry Jones and the Oklahoma Sooners.
2. #17 Ohio State vs Miami- The two teams in the country with the worst reputation play each other Saturday. After barely beating Toledo last week, can the Buckeyes come out strong and defeat Jacory Harris and the Hurricanes?
3. #15 Michigan State vs Notre Dame- Will Notre Dame pick up it's first win of the season against Sparty, or will the Fighting Irish fall to 0-3?
4. #3 LSU vs #25 Mississippi State- Can Mississippi State recover from an upset by Auburn, and pull an upset of their own vs LSU?
5. #22 Arizona State vs Illinois- The Sun Devils face off against the Fighting Illini this Saturday, in their first game being ranked in the Top 25 this season.