8Chris Finke’s catch puts Michigan in a hole
On the first loaded weekend of the regular season, Notre Dame pulled out a 24-17 victory over Michigan. The most stunning part of that showdown was the Fighting Irish’s hot start against an elite defense, and the biggest play was Chris Finke’s improbable touchdown grab. Brandon Wimbush launched the ball downfield, and Finke went over the top of a Michigan defender to give ND a 14-0 edge. Shea Patterson and the Wolverines couldn’t recover from that deficit. And for Notre Dame, that triumph sparked an undefeated run to the College Football playoff.