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.