Notre Dame apparently enjoyed the experience of playing under the lights at Michigan Stadium in 2011 quite a bit. I say that because Notre Dame has decided to host a night game of its own this year against the Wolverines. Obviously the Fighting Irish didn't like the outcome of the night game in 2011, as they lost to Michigan by a score of 35-31 in one of the most exciting games of the season. The fact that the game was at night added a lot to the atmosphere, though, and Notre Dame must want to replicate that on Sept. 22 in its stadium.â†µ
This won't be the first ever night game between the Wolverines and Fighting Irish at Notre Dame, but it will be the first since 1990.â†µ
It marks the first night game in Notre Dame Stadium between the two schools since 1990, when the top-ranked Fighting Irish defeated the fourth-ranked Wolverines, 28-24. U-M defeated Notre Dame, 35-31, in the Wolverines' first-ever night game at Michigan Stadium in 2011. Trailing 24-7 entering the fourth quarter, Michigan scored four fourth-quarter touchdowns, including two in the final 1:12, for the comeback victory.â†µ
Michigan is 0-3 all-time at Notre Dame in night games.