Among the NCAA football 2013 live stream and TV games on the schedule for Saturday, Sept. 7 will be the last officially-scheduled visit by the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to Michigan to face the Wolverines. Both teams are currently ranked among the top 25 polls, and many fans consider this to be one the fiercest rivalries in college football. Tonight's televised and live stream college football game will be seen thanks to ESPN's TV and online networks.
The Toledo Blade reported on Sept. 7 that tonight's game will feature two teams that have started their seasons 1-0. Michigan defeated Central Michigan 59-9 in week 1. Notre Dame defeated Temple by a final score of 28-6. Now the two will meet under the lights at Michigan Stadium for a nationally-televised primetime showdown. Michigan QB Devin Gardner said of the upcoming game:
“It’s a big game. It’s the biggest stage in college football. I’m pretty sure there’s going to be close to 115,000 people there. This is what every quarterback dreams of, being on the big stage and performing like this.
It’s always a close, hard-fought game. Each team is going to give it their all.”
Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly certainly wants his team to have a different outcome than they did when they played at Michigan back in 2011. A touchdown by the Wolverines with two seconds left, gave them the victory. Kelly told the media heading towards tonight's matchup:
“If you look at the last time we played there, we would have liked to have finished strong, and we got off to a good start but we didn't finish strong. Get off to a fast start, attention to detail, great effort, and then finish strong. It's going to take four quarters.
I think the numbers have suggested that a number of these games have only been decided by just a few points, and so it's going to require that fast start, but it's going to require four quarters in this kind of matchup.”
Michigan will enter the game ranked at No. 17, while Notre Dame is No. 14 in the poll. A win by either team should move them up, based on the fact No. 12 Florida lost to Miami earlier in the day. Currently, Michigan is favored in this game by about 4 1/2 points at various sports books. However, the Fighting Irish are hoping for a big win at Ann Arbor, in what will be their last scheduled visit. Tommy Rees could propel the Irish offense based on his week 1 performance of 346 yards and 3 touchdowns scored in the team's victory over Temple. Can Notre Dame come away with the win in front of a rabid Wolverines crowd at Michigan Stadium, or will Michigan grab the home victory and move up in the polls?
Tonight's Notre Dame vs. Michigan college football game has a scheduled start time of 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Viewers can see the game televised on cable or satellite providers via ESPN. In addition, customers who are able to log into WatchESPN through their cable or satellite account, can watch live streaming online presentation of tonight's NCAA game. See more details here at WatchESPN.