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Devin Gardner shows glimpse of future

Backup Michigan quarterback replaces injured Denard Robinson to finish off Illinois

Updated: November 12, 2011, 10:07 PM ET
By Michael Rothstein | WolverineNation

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- He saw the pocket collapsing around him and his offense barely hanging on to any momentum. In that moment, Devin Gardner stepped up, avoided the pressure from both Illinois and from replacing the injured Denard Robinson and scanned downfield.

It was there he found a wide open Martavious Odoms, the former starting wide receiver-turned-role player, around the Illinois 10-yard line. He threaded the pass, hitting Odoms in stride for a touchdown.

The pass and catch ...

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