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Michigan vs. Notre Dame: Game Time, Spread, Channel, Announcers

Michigan's Khaleke Hudson lays a hit on Notre Dame RB/WR Jafar Armstrong.

SOUTH BEND, IN - SEPTEMBER 01: Khaleke Hudson #7 of the Michigan Wolverines tackles Jafar Armstrong #8 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in the first quarter at Notre Dame Stadium on September 1, 2018 in South Bend, Indiana. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Notre Dame opened last season with a big home win over Michigan, more dominant than the 24-17 score would indicate. That game helped give the Fighting Irish a jumpstart toward the College Football Playoff.

With two losses, it is unlikely that the Wolverines could do the same this season. Still, a win over the No. 8 Fighting Irish would be extremely valuable for Jim Harbaugh and his program.

Obviously, this game is a rivalry, and any rivalry win is a good thing for a program. Alabama isn't going to stop smoking cigars after the Tennessee game anytime soon.

Every time another huge Michigan game rolls around, Harbaugh's cascading record against the Top 10 grows worse and worse. The fifth-year head coach is now just 1-10 against the Top 10 during his time at Michigan, after last weekend's loss at Penn State.

This one is projected to be very tight. The movement in the betting line makes that very apparent.

Michigan opened as a four-point favorite at home. A few days later, that line had moved all the way to Notre Dame -1. The line is now a pick'em, per ESPN's numbers, which pull from Caesar's Sportsbook. If you like the Fighting Irish, hopefully you got them at +4 early in the week.

Here's what else you need to know for tomorrow's game:

Game Time: Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET

Channel: ABC

Spread: EVEN

Over/Under: 51

Announcers: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Maria Taylor

Notre Dame is on a two-game winning streak in this series, which used to be a much more frequent occurrence. Notre Dame's scheduling agreement with the ACC has made it harder for the team to maintain all of its annual rivalries, but we have gotten this 2018-19 home-and-home. Before that, Notre Dame won the 2014 game in South Bend 31-0, while Michigan got its last win in Ann Arbor in 2013, 41-30.

Michigan leads the all-time series, which dates back to 1887, 24-18-1. Considering the Wolverines won the first eight matchups between 1887 and 1908, this has been one of the most even rivalry games in college football.