Irish Upset National Champs (1998 vs. Michigan)

In 1998, Notre Dame opened the season at home against Michigan, the defending co-national champion. Led by future NFL great Tom Brady, the #5 Wolverines fumbled twice in the third quarter, and the #22 Fighting Irish capitalized with touchdowns on each of the ensuing drives. Thanks in part to two touchdown passes from Jarious Jackson (’00) and a pair of rushing scores by Autry Denson (’99), Notre Dame pulled off a 36-20 upset. In this Strong and True moment, look back on the game through NBC’s highlights of the memorable Irish victory, and as narrated by Fighting Irish Digital Media’s Jack Nolan.