The Rocket Launches...Twice (1989 vs. Michigan)

In 1989, top-ranked Notre Dame traveled to Ann Arbor for a matchup with #2 Michigan. Head coach Lou Holtz’s Fighting Irish escaped with a 24-19 win, thanks in part to Raghib Ismail’s consecutive kick returns for a touchdown. Last season, ‘Rocket’ walked through the plays, back on the field at Michigan Stadium. In this video, relive the plays from Ismail’s perspective and as narrated by Notre Dame play-by-play radio broadcaster Don Criqui (’62).