Armstrong, Notre Dame beat Michigan in season opener

Posted at 11:04 PM, Sep 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-03 13:06:55-04

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (WXYZ) -- Jafar Armstrong scored two rushing touchdowns and No. 12 Notre Dame beat No. 14 Michigan 24-17 Saturday night.

Armstrong's first touchdown, a 13-yard run, capped off a seven-play, 75-yard opening drive for the Fighting Irish.

Brandon Wimbush threw a 43-yard touchdown pass to Chris Finke on Notre Dame's second drive of the game to extend the lead to 14-0.

Michigan's special teams units put up ten points in the second quarter, a 28-yard Quinn Nordin field goal and a 99-yard Ambry Thomas kick return touchdown.

The Wolverines' first offensive points came in the fourth quarter, when Karan Higdon scored a 3-yard rushing touchdown with 2:18 remaining. Dylan McCaffery entered the game in place of Shea Patterson for a portion of the fourth quarter.

Michigan's efforts to try and tie the game late in regulation ended with a Patterson fumble with 46 seconds remaining.

Michigan (0-1) hosts Western Michigan (0-1) next Saturday.