Notre Dame gets two starters back from injury this week ahead of game against Michigan
On Thursday, during Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly’s radio show, he confirmed that the team was getting two of its starters back from injury ahead of the game against Michigan Saturday night.
Kickoff time is slated for 7:30 p.m. ET and the game will be televised on ABC.
The two starters the Fighting Irish are returning are running back Jafar Armstrong and cornerback Shaun Crawford. Armstrong has been out since the team’s season-opener and Crawford has missed the past two contests.
Last season, Armstrong was third on the team with rushing but scored seven touchdowns and Crawford missed 2018 with an injury but won the starting job over the offseason. Notre Dame is getting key pieces back for its trip to Ann Arbor.
Michigan fans shouldn’t wish harm on opposing players, but this news certainly makes Notre Dame a more capable team for the showdown. Entering the contest, Notre Dame is ranked No. 8 in the country and Michigan is No. 19 in the latest AP Poll.
Michigan had won three straight games before last week’s seven-point loss at Penn State, while Notre Dame has won its past three games and had a bye before the game against the Wolverines.