Michigan Stuns Northwestern in OT

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Devin Gardner led a near impossible comeback as Michigan defeated Northwestern, 38-31 in overtime, today in Ann Arbor.

It seemed hopeless for the Wolverines (7-3, 5-1 Big Ten), who got the ball at their own 37 yard line with 18 seconds left and no time-outs, but Gardner heaved a pass some 56 yards to Roy Roundtree, who held on to the ball atop his shoulder pad for the catch. After spiking the ball, Brendan Gibbon then kicked a 26-yard field goal with 2 seconds left to force overtime.

U-M opened overtime with the ball and scored on Gardner's 1-yard touchdown run on a bootleg to the right. On Northwestern's possession, Kenny Demens' crunching tackle on Tyris Jones a yard short on a fourth-and-2 ended the game.

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