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Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Michigan Stadium)
Event: Under the Lights II
Score: #17 Michigan 41, #14 Notre Dame 30
Records: U-M (2-0), UND (1-1)
Next U-M Game: Saturday, Sept. 14 -- vs. Akron (Michigan Stadium), Noon
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Senior/junior quarterback Devin Gardner (Detroit, Mich./Inkster) accounted for 376 yards of total offense and five touchdowns, while fifth-year senior wide receiver Jeremy Gallon (Apopka, Fla./Apopka) set career highs in both receiving yards (184) and touchdowns (three) to guide the No. 17-ranked University of Michigan football team to a 41-30 victory over No. 14 Notre Dame on Saturday (Sept. 7) in the second-ever night game at Michigan Stadium. The win is the program's 400th at the Big House.
Right before kickoff, Gardner was awarded the No. 98 jersey, the number designated to newly minted Michigan Football Legend Tom Harmon. The U-M quarterback is the first player to wear that number since Harmon in 1940, a span of 73 years. Officially, Gardner went 21-of-33 for 294 yards and four touchdowns through the air, adding 13 rushes for 82 yards and one touchdown. Michigan fifth-year senior running back Fitzgerald Toussaint (Youngstown, Ohio/Liberty) carried the ball 22 times for 71 yards.
Shining under the lights defensively, junior cornerback Raymon Taylor (Detroit, Mich./Highland Park) led the team with 11 tackles, while junior/sophomore cornerback Blake Countess (Owings Mills, Md./Our Lady of Good Counsel) had six tackles and two interceptions.