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Michigan defeats Northwestern in OT 38-31

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Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner (12) tries to evade Northwestern linebacker David Nwabuisi during the Big Ten game today at Michigan stadium.

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ANN ARBOR -- Devin Gardner's 1-yard touchdown run in overtime helped Michigan to a 38-31 win over Northwestern today at Michigan Stadium.

After Gardner's touchdown, Michigan linebacker Kenny Demens tackled Northwestern tailback Tony Jones to end the Wildcats' only overtime drive.

Brendan Gibbons' 26-yard field goal with eight seconds left in the fourth quarter forced overtime, and capped off a second-half rally for the Wolverines, who trailed 24-14.

Michigan (7-3, 5-1 Big Ten) hosts Iowa at noon Nov. 17 at Michigan Stadium in its final home game.

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