U-M has 3 ints; NW 24, U-M 14 at the Half

Denard Robinson threw three costly interceptions to stymie the Wolverines in the first half. Drives, Stats.

Northwestern Possession 1

NW took a touchback to the NW 20.

NW went 3 and out.

Michigan Possession 1

The punt rolled to the U-M 25.

On 2nd down with Devin at QB, Denard took it on a sweep for 7; then ran it to the U-M 39.

On 3rd down Denard hit Junior Hemingway for 48 to the NW 10.

On 2nd down from the 9, Denard hit Steve Watson all alone in the end zone at the 10:55 mark.

Michigan 7, Northwestern 0

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Northwestern Possession 2

NW took a touchback to the NW 20.

A roughing the passer call too it to the NW 35.

(Kain Colter in) NW ran 5, then (Dan Persa back in) NW took a swing pass to the U-M 46.

On 2nd down NW hit a 32 yard pass to the U-M 19.

Two plays later Colter ran the option into the end zone at the 8:50 mark.

Michigan 7, Northwestern 7

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Michigan Possession 2

Jeremy Gallon took the kickoff to the U-M 31.

On the first play Denard hit Junior for 26 to the NW 42.

Two plays later Denard threw an interception at the NW 5, returned to the NW 37 at the 7:23 mark.

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Northwestern Possession 3

On first down NW ran 10 to the NW 49.

On 3rd and 4, hit a pass to the U-M 40.

Two plays later NW ran 24 to the U-M 11.

Two plays later NW ran it in at the 4:10 mark.

Northwestern 14, Michigan 7

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Michigan Possession 3

Gallon took the kickoff to the U-M 35.

On 3rd down Denard his Junior at the U-M 47.

Denard hit Gallon for 12 to the NW 42.

A hold took it back to the U-M 48, then Denard hit Gallon for 8, Denard ran 8, Denard hit Kevin Koger for 16 to the NW 19.

Devin scrambled 4, then the quarter ended.

First Quarter Stats

Michigan gained 143 yards, 112 passing, 31 rushing ... and had an int.

Northwestern gained 135 yards, 59 passing, 76 rushing.

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U-M Possession 3 (cont).

On 2nd and 5 at the NW 16, Denard threw a 2nd interception at the NW 2, returned to the NW 7.

Northwestern Possession 4

On a 3rd and 1, NW ran it 10 to the U-M 28.

After a penalty, the drive stalled at the 12:29 mark.

Michigan Possession 4

The punt rolled dead at the U-M 28.

After a hold U-M went 3 and out at the 10:11 mark.

Northwestern Possession 5

NW took the punt back 20 to the U-M 41.

U-M held, but on a 4th and one NW went for it and Jordan Kovacs stopped him at the U-M 33 at the 8:24 mark.

Michigan Possession 5

U--M went for it on 4th and one at the U-M 42, and Denard ran it to the U-M 45.

Smith ran 7, then Denard ran it 17 to the NW 30.

On 2nd down Denard threw a screen to Gallon who ran it in at the 4:13 mark.

Michigan 14, Northwestern 14

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Northwestern Possession 6

NW took the kickoff to the NW 18.

On 2nd down NW passed it to the U-M 33.

On 3rd down NW pass-ran it to the U-M 43.

On the next play NW hit a 39 yard pass to the U-M 2.

NW ran it in on the next play at the 2:21 mark.

Northwestern 21 Michigan 14

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Michigan Possession 6

Odoms took the kickoff to the U-M 22.

On 3rd and 11, Junior caught it at the U-M 43. On the next play Gallon caught it at the NW 44. On 3rd down Denard threw his 3rd interception, run back to the NW 48 at the 1:05 mark. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Northwestern Possession 7

On the 1st play Coulter ran it 17 to the U-M 36.

On the next play NW hit a pass to the U-M 23.

On the next play NW hit a pass to the U-M 7.

Persa ran it to the U-M 3, then threw 2 incompletions, and kicked a 20 yard field goal as time ran out.

Northwestern 24 Michigan 14

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First Half Stats

Michigan gained 256 yards, 176 passing, 80 rushing ... and had 3 ints.

Northwestern gained 297 yards, 191 passing, 106 rushing.

Dan Persa was 15-21 passing for 191 yards.


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