Denard has capable weapons in WR Devin Gardner (155 yards, 3 TDs), TE Devin Funchess (140 yards, 2 TDs).
RB Fitz Touissant adds a second running threat for the Notre Dame offense. Against UMASS last week he totaled 85 yards and an 11 yard touchdown.
The defense is led by Safety Jordan Kovacs and his 23 tackles. A key to the defense’s success is the play of LB Kenny Demens. He is Mr. Consistent having started 41 straight games at the position with 12 tackles on the season, He will be called upon to have a big game against the Blue and Gold. The 6’5” DT William Campbell is a beast in the middle. Prediction Notre Dame 30 Michigan 14