From the beginning of this game it was clear that the Michigan Wolverines had not recovered from the defeat last week at the hands of the Spartans. The Wolverines hangover resulted in a 17-13 loss to Nebraska Cornhuskers in front of a sold out Michigan Stadium.
The Wolverine offensive line looked exhausted and overmatched against the Cornhuskers defense. The Cornhuskers held the Wolverines to negative rushing yards for the second time in two weeks.
Michigan’s best chance to take control of the game came midway through the 4th quarter when CB Dennis Norfleet recovered a muffed punt setting up Devin Gardner and the Michigan offense on the 26 yard line.
Despite the great field position the Wolverines could only muster a field goal after three straight running plays caused Michigan to go three and out. The field goal gave the Wolverines a 13-10 lead.
On thier next posession, the Cornhuskers answered with a 14 play 75 yard drive that ended in a Ameer Abdullah touchdown catch giving Nebraska a 17-13 lead with just over 2:30 remaining.
On the ensuing drive Michigan offense couldn’t do anything with the ball. The Nebraska pass rush prevented Devin Gardner from creating any final drive magic. The Wolverines stalled out on their own 38 yard line, turning the ball over on downs.
The loss officially eliminates the Wolverines from contention in the legends division. A fact Wolverine fans will be seething about this week.
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