Boxscore
Michigan 42, Northwestern 24
Saturday, October 8, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Ryan Field
Attendance - 47330

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Michigan 7 7 14 14 42
Northwestern 14 10 0 0 24

Recap


Denard Robinson overcame a shaky first half as No. 11 Michigan roared back for a 42-24 win at Northwestern on Saturday evening.
 
Robinson had three first-half passes intercepted as the Wolverines (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) went into halftime facing a 24-14 deficit, but the tables turned in the second half. Two turnovers by the Wildcats (2-3, 0-2) set up scoring drives of 47 and 58 yards.
 
Michigan opened the third period with consecutive 80-yard touchdown drives, capped by quarterback keepers from Robinson and Devin Gardner, respectively. Robinson finished the night 17-of-26 passing for 325 yards and a pair of scores, adding a game-high 117 yards and two more touchdowns on the ground.
 
Northwestern closed the first half with a flurry, taking a 21-14 lead on a 2-yard touchdown run by Adonis Smith and following a Brian Peters interception with a 20-yard field goal by Jeff Budzien as time expired in the second quarter.
 
The Wolverines improved to 6-0 for the sixth time since 1976. On each of the previous five occasions, the team finished the season playing the Rose Bowl.
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 10:55
Michigan   TD  Northwestern 0 - Michigan 7
1st Quarter - 8:50
Northwestern   TD  Northwestern 7 - Michigan 7
1st Quarter - 4:10
Northwestern   TD  Northwestern 14 - Michigan 7
2nd Quarter - 4:13
Michigan   TD  Northwestern 14 - Michigan 14
2nd Quarter - 2:21
Northwestern   TD  Northwestern 21 - Michigan 14
2nd Quarter - 0:00
Northwestern   FG  Northwestern 24 - Michigan 14
3rd Quarter - 10:52
Michigan   TD  Northwestern 24 - Michigan 21
3rd Quarter - 2:58
Michigan   TD  Northwestern 24 - Michigan 28
4th Quarter - 14:55
Michigan   TD  Northwestern 24 - Michigan 35
4th Quarter - 2:19
Michigan   TD  Northwestern 24 - Michigan 42
TEAMS

Team Records

  Michigan Northwestern
W/L 6 - 0 - 0 2 - 3 - 0
Conference 2 - 0 - 0 0 - 2 - 0

Team Stats

  Michigan Northwestern
Score 42 24
First Downs 23 26
3rd Down Efficiency 14-for-17
82%
4-for-11
36%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-1
100%
0-for-2
0%
Total Yards 541 438
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 50-179 25-107
Average/Rush 3.6 4.3
Passing
Comp-Att 19-28 32-45
Passing Yards 362 331
Average/Pass Play 12.9 6.8
Penalties-Yards 5-65 5-51
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 3 1
Time of Possession 37:57 22:03

PLAYER STATS

Michigan (6 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Robinson 17/26 337 2 3
D. Gardner 2/2 25 0 0
Northwestern (2 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Persa 32/44 331 0 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
D. Robinson 25 117 4.7 2
M. Shaw 6 25 4.2 1
F. Toussaint 14 25 1.8 0
V. Smith 3 8 2.7 0
D. Gardner 2 4 2.0 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
J. Schmidt 5 31 6.2 0
A. Smith 6 28 4.7 1
K. Colter 2 28 14.0 1
V. Mark 2 18 9.0 0
T. Green 1 7 7.0 1
D. Persa 9 -5 -0.6 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Hemingway 5 124 24.8 0
R. Roundtree 3 83 27.7 0
J. Gallon 5 73 14.6 1
K. Koger 2 36 18.0 0
J. Jackson 1 19 19.0 0
M. Shaw 1 12 12.0 0
S. Watson 1 9 9.0 1
V. Smith 1 6 6.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Ebert 11 86 7.8 0
D. Dunsmore 7 73 10.4 0
C. Jones 3 68 22.7 0
J. Schmidt 5 51 10.2 0
K. Colter 3 37 12.3 0
A. Smith 1 8 8.0 0
V. Mark 1 4 4.0 0
T. Green 1 4 4.0 0
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