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Robinson struggles in loss

Joseph Monardo | Monday, September 24, 2012

The Irish defense forced Michigan senior quarterback Denard Robinson into four interceptions and one fumble while also sacking him three times.

Robinson accumulated just 138 yards through the air on 13-for-24 passing, never completing a pass longer than 20 yards. The Irish also held the quarterback in check on the ground. Robinson rushed 26 times for only 90 yards, with a longest rush of 20 yards. In 2010 and 2011 against Notre Dame, Robinson racked up 969 total yards.

Te’o continues star career
Irish senior linebacker Manti Te’o recorded eight tackles, including one tackle for loss, in Saturday’s win. Te’o added two interceptions, as well.

He is the first Notre Dame linebacker to intercept multiple passes in a single game since Irish linebacker Maurice Crum did so against UCLA in 2007. After entering his final season with no career picks, Te’o has three through four games. Te’o ranks second in the nation in career tackles with 362, averaging 8.2 per game. Te’o trails only Ball State senior linebacker Travis Freeman’s 378 career tackles.

Contact Joseph Monardo at jmonardo@nd.edu