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Posted on Sat, Nov 10, 2012 : 5:56 p.m.

Michigan 38, Northwestern 31 (OT): A comprehensive guide to our coverage

By Pete Cunningham


Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner is lifted in the air as Michigan celebrates beating Northwestern 38-31 in overtime at Michigan Stadium on Saturday.

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It took some late game heroics, a little bit of luck and overtime, but the Michigan football team escaped with with a 38-31 win over Northwestern on Saturday in Ann Arbor.

Denard Robinson sat out for the second straight week due to an arm injury, which meant Devin Gardner got his second straight start, his first in front of a home crowd. Gardner was at times brilliant, other times shaky, but in the end clutch completing 16-of-29 passes for 286 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Gardner also ran for a pair of score, including the game-winner in overtime.

But Gardner wasn't the only hero of the day. There was a miraculous Roy Roundtree catch, solid performances from Fitz Toussaint and Jeremy Gallon, and a bone-crushing hit from Kenny Demens on fourth-and-one that made up for an otherwise suspect performance from the defense.

Here's a guide to all of our coverage:

Post-Game Coverage

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In-Game coverage


MIchigan linebacker Kenny Demens stops Northwestern running back Tyris Jones on fourth down to end overtime.

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Pre-Game Coverage

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