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Wolverines defeat Minnesota 42-13

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    University of Michigan running back Fitzgerald Toussaint (28) scores a touchdown against University of Minnesota during the first quarter.

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    University of Michigan player Devin Funchess (87) breaks away from University of Minnesota player Martez Sabazz for a touchdown during the second quarter.

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University of Michigan running back Fitzgerald Toussaint (28) scores a touchdown against University of Minnesota during the first quarter.

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FINAL

ANN ARBOR - Fitzgerald Toussaint scored two touchdowns and Devin Funchess caught seven passes for 151 yards to help No. 19 Michigan to a 42-13 win over Minnesota today at Michigan Stadium.

Toussaint's first-quarter touchdown helped the Wolverines (5-0) take a 14-7 lead at halftime. Michigan opened its lead to 21-7 less than five minutes into the third quarter on Derrick Green's touchdown, and Toussaint scored his second touchdown with 11 seconds left in the third.

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Maxx Williams scored Minnesota's only touchdown for Minnesota (4-2), a 7-yard catch with 52 seconds left in the first quarter, and Chris Hawthorne kicked a pair of second-half field goals for the Golden Gophers.

Devin Gardner and Blake Countess (72-yard interception return) scored Michigan's fourth-quarter touchdowns.

Michigan faces Penn State at 5 p.m. Oct. 12 in State College, Pa.

 

THIRD QUARTER

Derrick Green's third-quarter touchdown has helped Michigan take a 28-10 lead over Minnesota after the third quarter today at Michigan Stadium.

Chris Hawthorne kicked a 44-yard field goal for Minnesota with 4:26 left in the third, and with 11 seconds left in the quarter, Fitzgerald Toussaint scored his second touchdown of the game, a 12-yard run to give the Wolverines an 18-point lead.

Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner is 11 of 14 passing with 167 yards through three quarters.

 

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University of Michigan player Devin Funchess (87) breaks away from University of Minnesota player Martez Sabazz for a touchdown during the second quarter.

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FIRST HALF

Devin Gardner's 24-yard touchdown pass to Devin Funchess with 1:25 left in the first half helped the Michigan football team take a 14-7 lead over Minnesota at halftime today at Michigan Stadium.

Michigan took a 7-0 lead on Fitzgerald Toussaint's 8-yard touchdown run less than five minutes into the first, and Minnesota responded with a 16-play, 75-yard drive to tie the game at 7-7 with 52 seconds left in the first on Maxx Williams' 7-yard touchdown catch.

Funchess leads No. 19 Michigan with four catches for 60 yards, while Gardner is 7 for 9 passing for 82 yards.

Contact Rachel Lenzi at: rlenzi@theblade.com, 419-724-6510, or on Twitter @RLenziBlade.

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