ANN ARBOR (WWJ/AP) – A 38-yard field goal kick by Brendan Gibbons with seconds left in the game gave the Michigan Wolverines the victory over the Michigan State Spartans 12-10 on Saturday.
As heard on the Michigan flagship station WWJ Newsradio 950 the cross state rivalry changed leads several times in the game and ended with the Wolverines on top denying the Spartans a fifth straight victory over Michigan.
The Wolverines (5-2, 3-0 Big Ten) beat the Spartans (4-4, 1-3) .for the first time since 2007, avoiding a school-record, five-game losing streak in the series.
Denard Robinson threw a 20-yard pass to Drew Dileo to set up the game-winning kick.
Michigan State’s Dan Conroy made a go-ahead field goal with 5:48 left after a fake punt kept the drive alive. The Spartans forced the Wolverines to punt from midfield after going ahead, but couldn’t stop them when it mattered most in the final minute.
It was the 900th win for Michigan, college football’s winningest program.
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