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1978 MICHIGAN AT NOTRE DAME PLAY-BY-PLAY LOG

SITE: Notre Dame Stadium
DATE: September 23rd, 1978
ATTENDANCE: 59,075
TEMP: 66 degrees
WIND: E 5mph
SKIES: Sunny & Clear

FIRST QUARTER

Michigan won the toss and elected to receive
Notre Dame elected to defend the south goal

Harlan Huckleby received Male's kick at the Michigan goal line and returned it 18 yards (tackled by Hartwig)

MICHIGAN
1st & 10 on M18 - From the Wishbone, Rick Leach handed off to Russell Davis who fumbled the exchange and Zettek recovered for ND at M17

NOTRE DAME (14:45)
1st & 10 on M17 - Heavens pulled for 8 (Ron Simpkins & Mark Braman)
2nd & 2 on M9 - Heavens smashed for 3 (Mel Owens)
1st & Goal on M7 - Ferguson slanted for no gain (Simpkins & Jerry Meter)
2nd & Goal on M7 - Montana passed to Grindinger for the TOUCHDOWN
Restic held while Unis converted

SCORE: NOTRE DAME 7 - MICHIGAN 0

Male kicked off into the M end zone
PENALTY: PERSONAL FOUL - NOTRE DAME - 15 YARDS

MICHIGAN (13:07)
1st & 10 on M35 - Leach, on option, pitched to Huckleby for a gain of 3 (Leopold)
2nd & 7 on M38 - Huckleby over LG for 5 (Golic)
3rd & 2 on M43 - PENALTY: ILLEGAL PROCEDURE - NOTRE DAME - 5 YARDS
1st & 10 on M48 - Huckleby lost 1 (Calhoun)
2nd & 11 on M47 - Rick Leach passed to Davis for 2
PENALTY: PERSONAL FOUL - NOTRE DAME - 15 YARDS
1st & 10 on ND34 - Leach overthrew Rodney Feaster in the end zone
2nd & 10 on ND34 - Leach's pass to Huckleby was dropped
3rd & 10 on ND34 - Leach's pass intended for Doug Marsh was badly overthrown
4th & 10 on ND34 - Gregg Willner punted into the ND end zone (34 yard punt)

NOTRE DAME (10:26)
1st & 10 on ND20 - Heavens broke over RE for 23 yards (Simpkins)
1st & 10 on ND43 - Ferguson hit for 4 (Owens & Gene Bell)
2nd & 6 on ND47 - Ferguson hit for 3 (Chris Godfrey)
3rd & 3 on ND50 - Montana passed to Grindinger for 17 (Michael Harden)
1st & 10 on M33 - Heavens gained 3 (Godfrey)
2nd & 7 on M30 - PENALTY: ILLEGAL PROCEDURE - NOTRE DAME - 5 YARDS
2nd & 12 on M35 - Montana kept for 4 (Dale Keitz)
3rd & 8 on M31 - Montana was pressured and threw for Masztak incomplete
4th & 8 on M31 - Restic punted out of bounds at the M4 (27 yard punt)

MICHIGAN (7:49)
1st & 10 on M4 - From the wishbone, Huckleby hit for 1
PENALTY: Illegal Procedure - Notre Dame - 5 yards
1st & 5 on M9 - From the wishbone, Leach kept and was nailed for no gain (Weston)
2nd & 5 on M9 - Leach picked up 5 on an option keeper (Golic)
1st & 10 on M14 - From the wishbone, Huckleby was hit by Leopold, fumbled, and Leach recovered on the M5 for a loss of 9
2nd & 19 on M5 - Davis picked up 3 on a quick opener (Golic)
3rd & 16 on M8 - Davis on draw play picked up 5 (Heimkreiter)
4th & 11 on M13 - Waymer received Willner's punt on the ND45 and returned it 9 yards to M46 (42 yard punt)

NOTRE DAME (4:17)
1st & 10 on M46 - Heavens got 1 at LE (Mark DeSantis)
2nd & 9 on M45 - Courey gained 8 on an inside flanker reverse (Harden)
3rd & 1 on M37 - Ferguson hit center for 1 (Godfrey)
1st & 10 on M36 - Heavens gained 3 at center (Godfrey)
2nd & 7 on M33 - Montana passed to Masztak for 15 (Harden)
1st & 10 on M18 - Ferguson picked up 2 (Keitz)
2nd & 8 on M16 - Heavens gained 1 (DeSantis & Curtis Greer)
3rd & 7 on M15 - Montana's pass was dropped by Haines at the M4 (covered by Braman)
4th & 7 on M15 - Unis, with Restic holding, had the attempted field goal blocked by Michael Jolly. The ball rolled into the M end zone for a touchback

MICHIGAN (1:00)
1st & 10 on M20 - Huckleby took an option pitchout for 5 (Calhoun)
2nd & 5 on M25 - Leach badly overthrew Feaster at the ND44
3rd & 5 on M25 - Leach, back to pass, found no one open and was smothered by Zettek and Case for an 8 yard loss

END OF FIRST QUARTER

SCORE: NOTRE DAME 7 - MICHIGAN 0

SECOND QUARTER

MICHIGAN (15:00)
4th & 13 on M17 - Willner punted to Waymer who was downed immediately by Huckleby and Ben Needham on the ND33 (50 yard punt)

NOTRE DAME (14:50)
1st & 10 on ND33 - Ferguson hit for 3 (Jerry Meter & Harden)
2nd & 7 on ND36 - Heavens for no gain (Tom Seabron)
3rd & 7 on ND36 - Montana gave to Courey on an inside reverse. Courey rolled left and pitched behind Stone who fumbled and recovered for a 15 yard loss
4th & 22 on ND21 - Restic punted to the ND49 where it was downed (28 yard punt)

MICHIGAN (13:08)
1st & 10 on ND49 - Davis cracked for 8 on inside trap option (Leopold)
2nd & 2 on ND41 - Leach's pass to Feaster was low and dropped
3rd & 2 on ND41 - Leach gained 5 on wishbone keeper (Harrison)
1st & 10 on ND36 - Huckleby took option pitch around RE for 11 (Restic)
1st & 10 on ND25 - Huckleby hit center for 3 (Weston)
2nd & 7 on ND22 - Davis picked up 3 on inside trap option (Golic)
3rd & 4 on ND19 - Huckleby drove for 13 on option pitchout (Browner)
1st & Goal on ND6 - Davis on trap option gained 2
2nd & Goal on ND4 - Leach faked to Davis, rolled left and dove into the end zone for the TOUCHDOWN
B.J. Dickey held while Willner converted

SCORE: NOTRE DAME 7 - MICHIGAN 7

Stone returned Bryan Virgil's kick from the goal line to the ND25 (Virgil)

NOTRE DAME (9:39)
1st & 10 on ND25 - Heavens hit for 1 (Godfrey)
2nd & 9 on ND26 - Montana passed to Vehr for 23 yards (Braman)
1st & 10 on ND49 - Ferguson slanted for 11
1st & 10 on M41 - Heavens cracked for 7 (Meter)
2nd & 3 on M34 - PENALTY: Illegal Procedure - Notre Dame
2nd & 8 on M39 - Ferguson smashed center for 7 (Meter)
3rd & 1 on M32 - Ferguson bulled for 1 (Mike Trgovac)
1st & 10 on M31 - Montana passed to Heavens for 12 (DeSantis)
1st & 10 on M19 - Ferguson swept LE for 8 (DeSantis)
2nd & 2 on M11 - Ferguson plunged for 3 (Owens)
1st & Goal on M8 - Montana kept on broken play around RE (Braman & Trgovac)
PENALTY: PERSONAL FOUL - MICHIGAN (1/2 the distance to the goal)
1st & Goal on M4 - Ferguson plowed through the middle for 4 and the TOUCHDOWN
Restic held while Unis converted

SCORE: NOTRE DAME 14 - MICHIGAN 7

Roosevelt Smith took Male's kickoff on the M5 and returned it 8 yards

MICHIGAN (5:21)
1st & 10 on M13 - Huckleby, on option pitch, gained 9 around LE (Heimkreiter)
2nd & 1 on M22 - Davis hit for 2 (Golic)
1st & 10 on M24 - Leach overthrew Alan Mitchell down the sideline
2nd & 10 on M24 - Leach, back to pass, was hit by Weston and threw incomplete
3rd & 10 on M24 - Leach dropped back, got pressured and passed to Davis for a loss of 3 (Browner)
4th & 13 on M21 - Waymer received Willner's punt at the ND36 and returned it 4 yards to the ND40 (Needham & Huckleby) (43 yard punt)

NOTRE DAME (3:15)
1st & 10 on ND40 - Ferguson gained 2 (Greer)
TIMEOUT: NOTRE DAME
2nd & 8 on ND42 - Montana's pass to Condemi was broken up by Harden
3rd & 8 on ND42 - Montana passed to Ferguson for 7 (Simpkins & DeSantis)
4th & 1 on ND49 - Jolly received Restic's punt at the M13 and returned it 15 yards to the M28 (38 yard punt)

MICHIGAN (1:45)
1st & 10 on M28 - Davis hit center on inside draw play for 4 (Case)
2nd & 6 on M32 - Leach's pass intended for Doug Marsh was dropped
3rd & 6 on M32 - Leach passed to Ralph Clayton for 20 (Harrison)
TIMEOUT: MICHIGAN
1st & 10 on ND48 - Huckleby dropped Leach's swing pass
2nd & 10 on ND48 - Leach's pass to Huckleby was dropped as Browner poured in on Leach
3rd & 10 on ND48 - Leach's swing pass to Huckleby went incomplete
4th & 10 on ND48 - Willner punted into the Irish end zone for a touchback

NOTRE DAME (0:45)
1st & 10 on ND20 - Montana fell on the ball for -1
2nd & 11 on ND19 - Montana passed to Ferguson for 9 (Harden & DeSantis)

END OF FIRST HALF

SCORE: NOTRE DAME 14 - MICHIGAN 7

THIRD QUARTER

Stone received Virgil's kick at the ND3 and returned it 21 yards to the ND24

NOTRE DAME
1st & 10 on ND24 - Ferguson picked up 7 (Harden & Godfrey)
2nd & 3 on ND31 - Heavens bulled for 12 (Gene Bell)
1st & 10 on ND43 - Ferguson for no gain (Simpkins)
2nd & 10 on ND43 - Heavens gained 2 (Seabron)
3rd & 8 on ND45 - Montana passed to Condemi for 8
1st & 10 on M47 - Heavens for no gain (Greer)
2nd & 10 on M47 - Montana's pass to Condemi went incomplete
PENALTY: PASS INTERFERENCE - MICHIGAN
1st & 10 on M38 - Ferguson slashed for 3 (Meter)
2nd & 7 on M35 - Ferguson broke two tackles for 4 (Gerald Diggs)
3rd & 3 on M31 - Montana faked a pass and picked up 5 yards as he went out of bounds
TIMEOUT: NOTRE DAME
1st & 10 on M26 - Ferguson fumbled the handoff and Greer recovered for Michigan on the M28

MICHIGAN (10:35)
1st & 10 on M28 - Huckleby gained 5 up the middle (Heimkreiter)
2nd & 5 on M33 - Davis gained 2 on first option give (Golic)
3rd & 3 on M35 - Huckleby picked up 5 on an option pitchout (Golic)
1st & 10 on M40 - Davis for no gain
2nd & 10 on M40 - Leach kept on option and scrambled for 8 (Leopold)
3rd & 2 on M48 - From the wishbone, Leach kept and scrambled for 9 (Browner)
1st & 10 on ND43 - Huckleby smashed up the middle for 11 (Leopold)
1st & 10 on ND32 - Huckleby swept around RE for 3 (Golic)
2nd & 7 on ND29 - Huckleby lost 1 on option pitch (Whittington)
3rd & 8 on ND30 - PENALTY: ILLEGAL PROCEDURE - MICHIGAN
3rd & 13 on ND35 - Leach dropped back, got pressured, scrambled, rolled left and passed complete to Marsh for 14 (Restic)
1st & 10 on ND21 - Huckleby took an option pitchout for 7 (Golic)
2nd & 3 on ND14 - From the wishbone, Huckleby smashed up the middle for 11 (Heimkreiter)
1st & Goal on ND3 - Leach was spilled for a 2 yard loss on a wishbone keeper (Zettek)
2nd & Goal on ND5 - Huckleby took an option pitchout and was tackled for no gain by Leopold
3rd & Goal on ND5 - Leach passed to Marsh in the end zone for the TOUCHDOWN
Dickey held while Willner converted

SCORE: NOTRE DAME 14 - MICHIGAN 14

Stone received Virgil's kick at the ND2 and returned it 22 yards to the ND24 (Harden)

NOTRE DAME (3:29)
1st & 10 on ND24 - Ferguson plunged for 5 (Seabron & Simpkins)
2nd & 5 on ND29 - Heavens gained 3 (Meter)
3rd & 2 on ND32 - Ferguson slashed for 3 (DeSantis)
1st & 10 on ND35 - Ferguson for no gain (Simpkins)
2nd & 10 on ND35 - Montana's pass was dropped by Ferguson
3rd & 10 on ND35 - Montana's pass was intercepted by Meter and returned 14 yards to the ND34 (Montana)

MICHIGAN (1:06)
1st & 10 on ND34 - Huckleby took an option pitch for no gain (Leopold)
2nd & 10 on ND34 - Smith was dropped by Weston for no gain
3rd & 10 on ND34 - Leach passed to Marsh for 13
1st & 10 on ND21 - Smith swept RE for 3 (Leopold)

END OF THIRD QUARTER

SCORE: NOTRE DAME 14 - MICHIGAN 14

FOURTH QUARTER

MICHIGAN (15:00)
2nd & 7 on ND18 - Leach faked to Davis, rolled left and passed to Marsh alone in the end zone for the TOUCHDOWN
Dickey held, but Willner's attempt was no good, wide left

SCORE: MICHIGAN 20 - NOTRE DAME 14

Waymer received Virgil's kick at the ND5 and returned it 5 yards to the ND10 (Seabron & Bell)

NOTRE DAME (14:48)
1st & 10 on ND10 - Heavens slashed for 5 (Meter)
2nd & 5 on ND15 - Heavens hit for 3 (Simpkins)
3rd & 2 on ND18 - Montana's screen pass to Ferguson went for no gain (Diggs & Trgovac)
4th & 2 on ND18 - Restic's punt rolled dead at the M31 (50 yard punt)

MICHIGAN (13:07)
1st & 10 on M31 - Davis hit for 9 on trap option (Harrison)
2nd & 1 on M40 - Davis cracked for 3 over LG on first option (Calhoun)
1st & 10 on M43 - Leach was stopped by Case and Leopold for no gain on option keeper
2nd & 10 on M43 - Smith took option pitch around LE for 7 (Restic)
3rd & 3 on M50 - Clayton lost 3 on wishbone option pitchout (Zettek)
4th & 6 on M47 - Willner punted to Gibbons who signaled for a fair catch at the ND22 (31 yard punt)

NOTRE DAME (11:20)
1st & 10 on ND22 - Montana, pressured, rolled right and threw incomplete for Heavens who was covered by Simpkins
2nd & 10 on ND22 - Heavens took a screen pass for 4 (Jolly)
3rd & 6 on ND26 - Montana passed complete to Haines for 18 (Diggs)
PENALTY: PERSONAL FOUL - NOTRE DAME
1st & 25 on ND27 - Montana looked deep and overthrew Holohan
2nd & 25 on ND27 - Montana, pressured by Greer, rolled right and was intercepted by Harden at the ND41 where he stepped out of bounds

MICHIGAN (10:03)
1st & 10 on ND41 - Davis hit center for 1 (Golic)
2nd & 9 on ND40 - Leach faked to Davis, rolled left and passed to Clayton at the ND2 and went in for the TOUCHDOWN
Leach dropped back and was smothered by Browner for a loss of 15 on an attempted two-point conversion

SCORE: MICHIGAN 26 - NOTRE DAME 14

Stone received Virgil's kick at the ND5 and returned it 16 yards to the ND21 (Needham & Trgovac)

NOTRE DAME (9:14)
1st & 10 on ND21 - Ferguson gained 2 (Meter)
2nd & 8 on ND23 - Montana's pass intended for Heavens went incomplete
3rd & 8 on ND23 - Montana's pass intended for Vehr was tipped by Seabron and went incomplete
4th & 8 on ND23 - Harden received Restic's punt at the M41 and returned it 1 yard to the M42 (Heimkreiter) (36 yard punt)

MICHIGAN (8:16)
1st & 10 on M42 - Huckleby gained 1 up the middle (Weston)
2nd & 9 on M43 - Huckleby picked up 4 on an option pitch (Browner)
3rd & 5 on M47 - From the wishbone Leach threw for Huckleby and was almost intercepted by Leopold
4th & 5 on M47 - Willner punted to Waymer who was downed without a return (34 yard punt)

NOTRE DAME (6:39)
1st & 10 on ND19 - Ferguson gained 2 (Simpkins)
2nd & 8 on ND21 - Montana passed complete to Haines, who fumbled after being hit by Jolly. Diggs recovered for Michigan at the ND45

MICHIGAN
1st & 10 on ND45 - Lawrence Reid gained 1 (Golic)
2nd & 9 on ND44 - From the wishbone Clayton picked up 2 over LE (Case)
3rd & 7 on ND42 - Reid gained 4 on first option give (Golic)
4th & 3 on ND38 - Willner punted into the ND end zone for a touchback

NOTRE DAME (3:48)
1st & 10 on ND20 - Montana passed to Mitchell for 11 (Meter)
1st & 10 on ND31 - Montana's pass to Haines was caught out of bounds at the M44
2nd & 10 on ND31 - Montana passed to Condini for 17 and was nailed by Meter
PENALTY: PERSONAL FOUL - NOTRE DAME
1st & 25 on ND33 - Montana passed to Stone for 15 (Seabron & Meter)
2nd & 10 on ND48 - Montana passed complete to Masztak, who fumbled and Godfrey recovered for Michigan on the M43

MICHIGAN (2:27)
1ST & 10 on M43 - Huckleby gained 2 up the middle (Calhoun)
2nd & 8 on M45 - Huckleby slashed for 5 up the middle (Heimkreiter)
TIMEOUT: NOTRE DAME
3rd & 3 on M50 - Huckleby gained 2 on an option pitch (Whittington)
4th & 1 on ND48 - Willner's punt rolled dead at the ND5 (43 yard punt)

NOTRE DAME (1:24)
1st & 10 on ND5 - Montana's pass intended for Masztak went incomplete
2nd & 10 on ND5 - Montana's pass was dropped by Masztak
3rd & 10 on ND5 - Montana was sacked by Greer in the end zone for a SAFETY

SCORE: MICHIGAN 28 - NOTRE DAME 14

Clayton received Restic's free kick/punt at the M15 and he returned it 25 yards to the M40

MICHIGAN (1:01)
1st & 10 on M40 - (Dickey in at QB for M) Reid on option give for 4 (Johnson)
TIMEOUT: NOTRE DAME
2nd & 6 on M44 - Reid picked up 3 (Golic)
3rd & 3 on M47 - Reid on option give for 5

END OF GAME

FINAL SCORE: MICHIGAN 28 - NOTRE DAME 14