Scores

Final

Michigan 28

(3-2, 2-0 Big Ten)

Northwestern 16

(2-3, 0-2 Big Ten)

12:00 PM ET, September 29, 2007

Ryan Field, Evanston, IL

1 2 3 4 T
MICH 7 0 7 1428
NW 10 6 0 016

Top Performers

Passing: C. Henne (MICH) - 193 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: O. Conteh (NW) - 15 CAR, 115 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Manningham (MICH) - 10 REC, 123 YDS, 1 TD

Henne's 4th-quarter TD helps Michigan sidestep Northwestern

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- Michigan's revival nearly hit a snag.

Instead, Chad Henne hit Adrian Arrington with the go-ahead touchdown pass in the fourth quarter after a fumble recovery, and the Wolverines rallied to a 28-16 victory over Northwestern on Saturday.

The win was the third straight for Michigan after an 0-2 start that included a shocking upset by Appalachian State. The Wolverines (3-2, 2-0 Big Ten) appeared headed toward another upset until the momentum swung early in the fourth quarter.

It was not what they envisioned after beating then-No. 10 Penn State 14-9 last week.

Trailing 16-14, Brandon Graham stripped Northwestern quarterback C.J. Bacher and Shawn Crable scooped up the loose ball, the first of four turnovers by the Wildcats in the quarter. Michigan took over on the Wildcats' 16 and, three plays later, Henne found Arrington for a 16-yard touchdown, giving Michigan a 21-16 lead with 9:53 left .

Mike Hart added a 1-yard scoring run with 4:31 left after Obi Ezeh picked off a deflected pass.

Henne, wearing a brace on his right knee, started after missing the previous two games and was 18-of-27 with 193 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions. He led the Wolverines to a touchdown on their first possession, spent the rest of the half on the sideline, but started the third quarter.

Ryan Mallett was 5-for-11 with 67 yards before giving way to Henne again.

Hart, who needed 138 yards to tie the school's all-time rushing record, finished with 106 after managing just 30 in the first half. Mario Manningham caught 10 passes for 123 yards and a touchdown, and Arrington added seven catches for 90 yards.

The loss was the third straight for Northwestern (2-3, 0-2), which was coming off a 58-7 rout at Ohio State. That followed a 20-14 loss at home to a Duke team that had lost 22 straight.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MICH
NW
1st Downs2122
Total Yards380417
Passing260289
Rushing120128
Penalties5-402-16
3rd Down Conversions7-177-18
4th Down Conversions1-20-0
Turnovers05
Possession29:4430:16

Passing Leaders

MichiganC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Henne18/271937.130
NorthwesternC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Bacher22/422896.903

Rushing Leaders

MichiganCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hart301063.5123
Manningham4194.807
NorthwesternCARYDSAVGTDLG
Conteh151157.7149
Roberson4133.3012

Receiving Leaders

MichiganRECYDSAVGTDLG
Manningham1012312.3131
Arrington79012.9123
NorthwesternRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lane68714.5026
Ward48621.5064

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMICHNW
FG12:49Amado Villarreal 27 Yd
Drive: 5 plays, 71 yds, 2:11
03
TD08:57Mario Manningham 11 Yd Pass From Chad Henne (Jason Gingell Kick)
Drive: 10 plays, 65 yds, 3:52
73
TD02:52Omar Conteh 49 Yd Run (Amado Villarreal Kick)
Drive: 9 plays, 86 yds, 4:07
710
SECOND QUARTERMICHNW
FG14:48Amado Villarreal 49 Yd
Drive: 5 plays, 31 yds, 1:47
713
FG00:00Amado Villarreal 27 Yd
Drive: 11 plays, 71 yds, 2:46
716
THIRD QUARTERMICHNW
TD05:45Carson Butler 5 Yd Pass From Chad Henne (Jason Gingell Kick)
Drive: 10 plays, 77 yds, 3:38
1416
FOURTH QUARTERMICHNW
TD09:53Adrian Arrington 16 Yd Pass From Chad Henne (Jason Gingell Kick)
Drive: 3 plays, 16 yds, :39
2116
TD04:31Mike Hart 1 Yd Run (Jason Gingell Kick)
Drive: 3 plays, 26 yds, :49
2816