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Defense slams door on Nebraska

Martinez, Burkhead held in check by unit that continues to make believers

Updated: November 19, 2011, 7:34 PM ET
By Michael Rothstein | WolverineNation

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Teams such as Nebraska, with a strong running quarterback in Taylor Martinez and an inside-outside running back in Rex Burkhead, would have given Michigan fits in previous seasons. They might have even caused the Wolverines major problems earlier this season, as Michigan continued to adapt to the scheme of new defensive coordinator Greg Mattison.

But on Saturday, Michigan put together its second consecutive dominant defensive performance. The Wolverines held Nebraska ...

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