Boxscore
Michigan 38, Northwestern 31
Saturday, November 10, 2012 12:00 PM
Location - Michigan Stadium
Attendance - 112510

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 OT T
Northwestern 7 7 10 7 0 31
Michigan 7 7 7 10 7 38

Recap


Michigan 38,
No. 21 Northwestern 31 (OT): Roy Roundtree made a highlight-reel 53-yard catch with 8 seconds remaining in regulation to set up the game-tying field goal and the Wolverines’ defense ended the game with a fourth-down stop in the extra period to rally past the visiting Wildcats.

Devin Gardner – making his second consecutive start in place of the injured Denard Robinson – threw for 286 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for two more scores, including a 1-yard run in overtime. Roundtree had a season-high 139 yards receiving for Michigan (7-3, 5-1 Big Ten), which won its 13th straight home game.

Michigan surrendered 17 consecutive points to fall behind by 10 late in the third quarter, but Gardner rallied the Wolverines with touchdown passes on consecutive drives to pull ahead 28-24 early in the fourth.

Northwestern (7-3, 3-3) grabbed the lead back with 3:59 remaining on a 15-yard TD catch by Tony Jones and appeared to have the game in hand when Gardner was intercepted on the ensuing drive. But the Wildcats could not run out the clock and, with 18 seconds remaining in regulation, Roundtree made a spectacular catch on Gardner’s desperation heave to set up Brendan Gibbon's game-tying 26-yard field goal to knot the game at 31.

In the extra period, Gardner converted on a 1-yard bootleg run and the eighth-ranked Michigan defense forced the Wildcats into a short fourth-down try, which it stopped for no gain.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Northwestern ran the ball on all but two plays on its first four possessions of the first half before attempting five passes on the last drive of the half to knot the game at 14. … Michigan did not commit its first penalty until the 3:37 mark of the third quarter and committed just two for the game. …The Wildcats suffered their first-ever overtime loss to a Big Ten opponent, falling to 7-1.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 8:19
Northwestern   TD  Michigan 0 - Northwestern 7
1st Quarter - 2:27
Michigan   TD  Michigan 7 - Northwestern 7
2nd Quarter - 6:17
Michigan   TD  Michigan 14 - Northwestern 7
2nd Quarter - 0:25
Northwestern   TD  Michigan 14 - Northwestern 14
3rd Quarter - 11:00
Northwestern   TD  Michigan 14 - Northwestern 21
3rd Quarter - 3:57
Northwestern   FG  Michigan 14 - Northwestern 24
3rd Quarter - 1:43
Michigan   TD  Michigan 21 - Northwestern 24
4th Quarter - 8:45
Michigan   TD  Michigan 28 - Northwestern 24
4th Quarter - 3:59
Northwestern   TD  Michigan 28 - Northwestern 31
4th Quarter - 0:02
Michigan   FG  Michigan 31 - Northwestern 31
OT - 0:00
Michigan   TD  Michigan 38 - Northwestern 31
TEAMS

Team Records

  Northwestern Michigan
W/L 7 - 3 - 0 7 - 3 - 0
Conference 3 - 3 - 0 5 - 1 - 0

Team Stats

  Northwestern Michigan
Score 31 38
First Downs 27 21
3rd Down Efficiency 8-for-16
50%
7-for-10
70%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-2
50%
0-for-0
0%
Total Yards 431 419
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 58-248 32-133
Average/Rush 4.3 4.2
Passing
Comp-Att 14-21 16-30
Passing Yards 183 286
Average/Pass Play 8.0 9.2
Penalties-Yards 8-75 2-26
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-1
Interceptions Thrown 0 1
Time of Possession 34:28 25:32

PLAYER STATS

Northwestern (7 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
K. Colter 8/14 96 1 0
T. Siemian 6/7 87 2 0
Michigan (7 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Gardner 16/29 286 2 1
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
V. Mark 23 104 4.5 1
K. Colter 24 82 3.4 0
M. Trumpy 4 42 10.5 0
T. Riley 3 11 3.7 0
T. Siemian 1 5 5.0 0
D. Vitale 1 2 2.0 0
T. Jones 2 2 1.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
F. Toussaint 18 92 5.1 0
D. Gardner 9 47 5.2 2
T. Rawls 3 1 0.3 1
J. Hayes 1 -6 -6.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
C. Jones 5 61 12.2 0
D. Vitale 2 30 15.0 1
T. Jones 2 24 12.0 1
D. Fields 1 21 21.0 0
C. Dickerson 2 20 10.0 1
T. Riley 1 14 14.0 0
M. Trumpy 1 13 13.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
R. Roundtree 5 139 27.8 0
J. Gallon 7 94 13.4 0
F. Toussaint 1 28 28.0 1
D. Dileo 1 13 13.0 0
D. Funchess 1 8 8.0 1
V. Smith 1 4 4.0 0
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