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Northwestern vs. Michigan: Postgame Grades from Wolverines' Win vs. Wildcats

The Michigan Wolverines (7-3, 5-1) defeated the 24th-ranked Northwestern Wildcats (7-3, 3-3) in a 38-31 overtime decision on Saturday.  Michigan escaped the jaws of defeat late by completing a Hail Mary pass to set up the game-tying field goal that forced overtime.

Northwestern always seems to leave the door open against good teams, but this gap through this door was incredibly narrow with only 18 seconds to drive down the field and score the field goal. Nevertheless, sometimes magical things happen in college football and Devin Gardner capped a great day with the big pass to Roy Roundtree.

As a result, Michigan narrowly escapes a loss that could have knocked them out of the race for the Legends Division championship. A wild game that could have easily gone the other way ends up in the win column for Michigan. If Michigan ends up in Indianapolis, this will be the turning point game and likely the most memorable win of the season for the Wolverines.

Let’s take a look at how each of the position units grade in this important win for the Wolverines, as Michigan stays at least in a first-place tie for the lead in the Legends Division. Thanks for reading, and feel free to give your own grades below.

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