Michigan 38, Northwestern 31 In OT
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (97.1 THE TICKET/AP) – The Michigan Wolverines (7-3, 5-1 Big Ten) tie the game with seconds left during regulation play and beat No. 24 Northwestern Wildcats (7-3, 3-3 Big Ten) 38-31 in overtime on Saturday.
As heard on Wolverine Flagship station WWJ Newsradio 950 – Roy Roundtree held on to a deep pass to get the Wolverines within scoring distance with seconds left in the fourth quarter and Brendan Gibbons kicked a 26 yard field goal to tie the game at 31 and send it into overtime.
Fitzgerald Toussaint had 18 carries for 92 yards, while starting quarterback Devin Garder, in for the injured Denard Robinson, ran for two TDs including the game winner in overtime.
Trevor Siemian threw a 15-yard pass to Tony Jones with 3:59 left to give the Wildcats a 31-28 lead and Gardner threw an interception on the next snap.
Northwestern couldn’t pick up enough first downs to run out the clock in regulation and the Wolverines took advantage.
Gardner heaved a 53-yard pass to Roundtree to set up Gibbons’ 26-yard field goal with 2 seconds left to force OT.
The Wolverines barely prevented Northwestern from winning consecutive games in Ann Arbor for the first time since the 1934 and 1936 seasons.
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