Michigan vs. Notre Dame Rivalry: All-Time Results and Records

The Michigan-Notre Dame Rivalry Has Been Around for Over 125 Years

The Michigan-Notre Dame Rivalry Has Been Around for Over 125 Years

The Michigan Wolverines defeated the Notre Dame Fighting Irish 41-30 at the Big House Saturday in what will be the last meeting between the two there for…who knows?

This storied rivalry, which goes all the way back to 1899 (as major schools as defined by my source, sports-reference.com), will still exist, but is no longer on the annual schedule, because Notre Dame “opted out of its contract with the Wolverines, making next year’s game in South Bend, Ind., the last guaranteed matchup in a series that dates to 1887.” (ESPN)

We really don’t exactly know when these two will battle again after that.

Michigan actually taught the game of football to Notre Dame at the very beginnings of the sport itself, so it’s rather fitting that the Wolverines have the all-time upper hand.

The first game between the two schools was in 1887 and they played several other early years not listed below for an actual all-time (Michigan) record of 24-16-1. Those games were either exhibition or not at the standard acceptable “major” level. You can get those results, though. Wikipedia has a brief, interesting historical recap of the Michigan-Notre Dame rivalry, which includes results from 1887, 1888 (2 games), 1898, 1908 and 1909.

The two have played every year since 2002 and 30 of the last 36 years.

W L T  
19 15 1 Michigan overall
15 19 1 Notre Dame overall
12 6 0 Michigan at home
9 6 1 Notre Dame at home

GAMES (AS MAJOR SCHOOLS)

1. Oct. 18, 1899 MICHIGAN 12 Notre Dame 0
2. Nov. 17, 1900 MICHIGAN 7 Notre Dame 0
3. Oct. 18, 1902* Michigan 23 Notre Dame 0
4. Nov. 14, 1942 Michigan 32 NOTRE DAME 20
5. Oct. 9, 1943 Notre Dame 35 MICHIGAN 12
6. Sep. 23, 1978 Michigan 28 NOTRE DAME 14
7. Sep. 15, 1979 Notre Dame 12 MICHIGAN 10
8. Sep. 20, 1980 NOTRE DAME 29 Michigan 27
9. Sep. 19, 1981 MICHIGAN 25 Notre Dame 7
10. Sep. 18, 1982 NOTRE DAME 23 Michigan 17
11. Sep. 14, 1985 MICHIGAN 20 Notre Dame 12
12. Sep. 13, 1986 Michigan 24 NOTRE DAME 23
13. Sep. 12, 1987 Notre Dame 26 MICHIGAN 7
14. Sep. 10, 1988 NOTRE DAME 19 Michigan 17
15. Sep. 16, 1989 Notre Dame 24 MICHIGAN 19
16. Sep. 15, 1990 NOTRE DAME 28 Michigan 24
17. Sep. 14, 1991 MICHIGAN 24 Notre Dame 14
18. Sep. 12, 1992** Michigan 17 NOTRE DAME 17
19. Sep. 11, 1993 Notre Dame 27 MICHIGAN 23
20. Sep. 10, 1994 Michigan 26 NOTRE DAME 24
21. Sep. 27, 1997 MICHIGAN 21 Notre Dame 14
22. Sep. 5, 1998 NOTRE DAME 36 MIchigan 20
23. Sep. 4, 1999 MICHIGAN 26 Notre Dame 22
24. Sep. 14, 2002 NOTRE DAME 25 Michigan 23
25. Sep. 13, 2003 MICHIGAN 38 Notre Dame 0
26. Sep. 11, 2004 NOTRE DAME 28 Michigan 20
27. Sep. 10, 2005 Notre Dame 17 MICHIGAN 10
28. Sep. 16, 2006 Michigan 47 NOTRE DAME 21
29. Sep. 15, 2007 MICHIGAN 38 Notre Dame 0
30. Sep. 13, 2008 NOTRE DAME 35 Michigan 17
31. Sep. 12, 2009 MICHIGAN 38 Notre Dame 34
32. Sep. 11, 2010 Michigan 28 NOTRE DAME 24
33. Sep. 10, 2011 MICHIGAN 35 Notre Dame 31
34. Sep. 22, 2012 NOTRE DAME 13 Michigan 6
35. Sep. 7, 2013 MICHIGAN 41 Notre Dame 30

HOME TEAM in CAPS.

* Was played in Ohio

** The only tie game

Photos: mwcfootball.wordpress.com / sportsgeekery.com

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