The Northwestern Wildcats' 24-14 halftime lead over the Michigan Wolverines disappeared in the third quarter. Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson took the Wolverines on an eight-play, 80-yard drive to start the third quarter. It ended with Robinson take a two-yard run into the end zone. He chewed four minutes off the clock.
The Wolverines defense forced Northwestern into a three-and-out on the ensuing drive. Robinson started to direct another drive down the field, but he left the field with an apparent left arm injury. Quarterback Devin Gardner completed the drive and rushed for a one-yard touchdown run.
Robinson came back in for the next Michigan drive, which ended with Michael Shaw cracking the goal line from two yards out. Michigan leads, 35-24, in the fourth quarter.
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