Gardner Steps in, Lifts Wolverines to Win

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MINNEAPOLIS — For all of Michigan’s depth concerns throughout the team, there seems to be no problem at quarterback.

A week of concern surrounded the Wolverines’ offense following Denard Robinson’s elbow injury.

What would happen? Would he play? Could he be effective? Was there anyone behind him?

Devin Gardner never worried about any of that.

The junior moved smoothly from wide receiver back to his home position of quarterback and on Saturday acted like he never left, carrying Michigan to a thorough 35-13 pounding of Minnesota at TCF Bank Stadium. He helped the Wolverines retain the Little Brown Jug, making them bowl-eligible and keeping their Big Ten Legends Division title hopes alive.

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