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Bookmakers have Michigan as a 7-point underdog to Notre Dame in their game 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, in South Bend, Ind. Las Vegas-based South Point Sports Book released point spreads for the opening week of college football season Monday.

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The Wolverines return 14 starters from last season's 8-5 team but are buoyed by the arrival of transfer quarterback Shea Patterson, who is expected to energize the offense.

The Irish return quarterback Brandon Wimbush and nine defensive starters from last season's 10-3 squad.