Michigan Wraps Up Big Ten Title-Tie, 42-20

Michigan guarantees themselves a tie for the Big Ten Championship by whupping up on the Wildcats.<br><br> Mike Hart has another stellar day, and Steve Breaston's breaks through after his his broken foot finally fully recovers.<br><br> Here are the <b>drives, and game stats.</b><br>

FIRST QUARTER

Northwestern #1
Three and out.

Michigan #1
First down, then punts.

Northwestern #2
Northwestern takes a punt at its own 30, and after three first downs kicks a 24 yard field goal at the 9:44 mark.
Northwestern 3, Michigan 0

Michigan #2
Michigan gets two first downs, then punts.

Northwestern #3
Three and out.

QUARTER #2

Michigan #3
Starting at their own 38, Michigan gets a first down, then Mike Hart runs for a 34 yard touchdown at the 13:24 mark.
Michigan 7, Northwestern 3

Northwestern #4
Three and out.

Michigan #4
Michigan gets a first down, then punts.

Northwestern #5
Northwestern gets 2 first downs, then punts.

Michigan #5
Michigan gets a first down, then punts.

Northwestern #6
Starting at their own 28 yard line, Northwestern gets 4 first downs, then kicks a 32 yard field goal at the 00:28 mark.
Michigan 7, Northwestern 6

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Half Time Stats

Passing
Henne 9-15 78
Basanez 5-13 53

Rushing
Hart 7-55
Herron 15-77

Totals
Michigan 45 rush, 81 pass, 126 total
Northwestern 80 rush, 116 pass, 196 total
First downs Michigan 7, Northwestern 5

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THIRD QUARTER

Michigan #1
Michigan takes the ball at the Northwestern 17 and 5 first downs later (including a 20 yard end around by Steve Breaston), Mike Hart scored a 4 yard touchdown (his 2nd of the game) at the 12:02 mark.
Michigan 14, Northwestern 6


Northwestern #1 On the first play freom the Northwestern 32 yard line, Noah Herron (from Mattawan, Mich.) scores on a 68 yard run at the 10:59 mark.
Michigan 14, Northwestern 13

Michigan #2
Breaston takes the kickoff back to the UM 4o. Three first downs later, Chad Henne throws a 14 yard TD pass to Jason Avant at the 6:48 mark.
Michigan 21, Northwestern 13

Northwestern #2
Three and out.

Michigan #3
Breaston returns a punt 26 yards to the Northwestern 45, and adds an end around of 12 yards ... after two first downs, Mike Hart scores his 3rd TD of 16 yards at the 1:38 mark.
Michigan 28, Northwestern 13

Northwestern #3
After 7 first downs, Northwestern turns the ball over on downs at the Michigan 45.

FOURTH QUARTER

Michigan #4
Taking over at their own 45, Michigan gets two first downs, then Henne hits Breaston for a 10 yard TD pass at the 9:49 mark.
Michigan 35, Northwestern 13

Northwestern #4
Northwestern goes three and out.

Michigan #5
Steve Breaston runs the punt back 67 yards for a TD at the 9:14 mark.
Michigan 42, Northwestern 13

Northwestern #5
Northerstern starts at their own 27 and, after 4 first downs, scored a TD at the 4:26 mark.
FINAL SCORE: Michigan 42, Northwestern 20

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GAME STATS:

- Steve Breaston: 14 touches for 271 yards (4 punts for 112 yards and a TD, 3 kickoffs for 79 yards, 2 reverses for 32 yards, 5 receptions for 49 yards and a TD).
- Mike Hart: 23 carries for 151 yards and 3 TD's.
- Chad Henne: 19 for 26 for 187 yards and 2 TD's
Braylon Edwards: 7 catches for 54 yards (going over 1,000 yards for the season; becoming first U-M receiver and only the 9th WR in NCAA history to do so).
- Jason Avant 5 catches for 54 yards and a TD.

- Michigan had 421 yards (231 passing, 190 rushing)
- Northwestern had 405 yards (190 rushing and 215 passing)

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