The denizens of Professor Thom's, the official University of Michigan bar in New York City, couldn't have been happy yesterday, as the Notre Dame Fighting Irish simply rolled over Michigan, 35-17 at South Bend. Notre Dame is now 2-0.
Notre Dame came out slugging, scoring two TDs off of Michigan mistakes in the first six minutes. It was ND's best performance in at least two years, as Jimmy Clausen threw two TDs and Robert Hughes scored two. Michigan paid for their mistakes, as they turned the ball over six times.
A freak accident near the end of the first half led to an injury to coach Charlie Weis. A Notre Dame defensive player got blocked into him on the sidelines and he wound up tearing the ACL and MCL ligaments in his left knee. He returned to the game on crutches in the second half, and will have surgery on the knee later this week. His status for next week's game against Michigan State remains unknown at the moment.