Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner needed to play one of the best games of his career for the Wolverines to have a chance, and he did.
Devin Gardner scored on a 5-yard run to lift Michigan to a 27-19 triple-overtime victory over Northwestern on Saturday after the Wolverines’ Brendan Gibbons tied it with a 44-yard field goal at the end of regulation.
Michigan had hoped to close the regular season well enough to earn a shot at playing for the Big Ten title.
Six times in the first five minutes of his post-game press conference, Hoke pointed to himself as culpable.
In the press conference following Michigan’s 17-14 loss to Nebraska, answers eluded everyone.
“Are you okay that Devin Gardner is going to be your absolute starter for the rest of this season and next season?,” Valenti challenged Michigan fans on Friday.
The Michigan State defense did much more than simply live up to its reputation Saturday.
Michigan coach Brady Hoke was asked what the identity of his team was after its shootout win over Indiana.
Just after Penn State scored the winning touchdown to beat Michigan, coach Bill O’Brien sprinted down the field, arms raised, toward the sea of white in the south end zone.
Bill Belton ran for a 2-yard touchdown in the fourth overtime to lift Penn State past No. 18 Michigan 43-40 in maybe the biggest win in coach Bill O’Brien’s two seasons with the Nittany Lions.