Rece Davis previews Week 1 rivalry game between Michigan-Notre Dame
The first big game in the B1G will come on Sept. 1 when Michigan and Notre Dame renew an old rivalry under the lights.
With the matchup between the Wolverines and Irish less than two weeks away, the anticipation is building for one of the best non-conferences showdowns on the college football schedule.
ESPN College GameDay host Rece Davis recently joined ESPNU on SiriusXM Radio to break down the matchup between Michigan and Notre Dame, particularly what the outcome could mean for both sides.
While the winner obviously gets a leg up out of the gate, Davis doesn’t believe the loser should be counted out.
“It’s been a few years since Notre Dame and Michigan have played. They should play every year,” Davis said. “It’s going to be a tremendous setting. Michigan taught Notre Dame how to play football back in the 1800s. Now we’ll see who gets to teach.
“I think the thing now, and the thing I’m really looking forward too, is that the loser of that game still has the opportunity to have a tremendous season, yet there will be a complete and utter panic. All bets are off if it’s a 38-3 game, which I don’t see coming, but if something like that happens, you probably have a right to panic.
“A field goal loss, a touchdown loss and the loser is going to be up in arms over what it means for their season, and I still think both have the opportunity to have special years.”
Michigan and Notre Dame will go toe-to-toe for the first time since 2014, with the game being played in South Bend in prime time.
To hear all of Davis’ thoughts, you can listen to the clip below:
— ESPNU Radio on SiriusXM (@ESPNUonSiriusXM) August 20, 2018