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Roy Roundtree’s spectacular catch propels Michigan to OT win

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Roy Roundtree has caught many passes in his time at Michigan. One of his biggest came today with just seven seconds in regulation and down three points to Northwestern. Roundtree’s 53-yard grab in the red zone from Devin Gardner, who was replacing an injured Denard Robinson for the second straight week, was more of a self-tip drill than anything, but it allowed Brendan Gibbons to kick a 26-yard field goal to tie the game at 31.

In overtime, Gardner rushed 1 yard in for a touchdown to put the Wolverines up 38-31 and the Michigan defense stopped Wildcats running back Tyris Jones on fourth down to give Michigan a 38-31 win over Northwestern.

For Pat Fitzgerald‘s team, it’s another blown fourth-quarter lead and a blow to the program’s chances at a Big Ten championship game appearance. Michigan, on the other hand, is still very much alive in the Big Ten Legends division. The Wolverines still have two more games against Iowa and Ohio State, and can get some help this afternoon if Penn State is able to go into Lincoln and knock off Nebraska.

It’s been a bit of a disappointing season for the Wolverines in terms of the team’s overall record, but here we are just weeks away from the end of the regular season and Michigan is still right in the middle of the Big Ten championship conversation.

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3 Responses to “Roy Roundtree’s spectacular catch propels Michigan to OT win”
  1. groleo45 says: Nov 10, 2012 4:02 PM

    The only dissapointment is their failure to play Gardner against Nebraska. Road losses to two top-5 teams hold no shame.

  2. elwaysmilehighdenver says: Nov 10, 2012 5:14 PM

    Hail to the Victors Valiant! Great win!
    Roundtrees tip to himself was awesome.
    Gardner made up for the int. with a nice effort to force OT.

  3. polegojim says: Nov 11, 2012 12:10 AM

    @groleo – totally agree… and more.

    My only disappointment with Hoke and Borges is they totally got QB / Receiver deal backwards with Gardner and Robinson.

    Gardner is the true QB of the two, keeping defensive corners and linebackers MUCH more honest and opens up a ‘true’ running game.

    Alabama loss still probable… but… imagine the difference with a true QB in the Notre Dame and Nebraska games.

    ND would not be undefeated and Nebraska would be chasing the Wolverines.

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