KEY PLAYS: ‘IT WAS A TEAM PLAY’…BRADY HOKE

It was only fitting that the kicking game played a huge role in Saturday’s 27-19 3OT Michigan win at Northwestern. Before the exciting final moments of regulation-time, all of the scoring on this mistake-prone afternoon was provided by the kickers. Trailing 9-6, Michigan began a drive with 9:28...

KEY PLAYS IN U-M’S UPSETTING 43-40 4OT LOSS TO PENN STATE

–Jump balls have all but been eliminated from organized basketball. But a critical one occurred while Michigan (5-1, 1-1) and Penn State (4-2, 1-1) battled on the gridiron Saturday in Happy Valley. With Michigan clinging to a 34-27 lead and only :50 showing on the scoreboard clock, Penn State’s...

KEY PLAYS AS MICHIGAN RETAINS THE LITTLE BROWN JUG

—It might have been a harmless play at the time, but when Devin Funchess outran four Akron defenders during a 48-yard touchdown pass, he unveiled a versatile pass receiver. And, although he caught just a single pass at UConn, Funchess exploded Saturday in the 42-13 victory over Minnesota. The 6-5, 235...

Key Plays against UCONN: Toussaint, Morgan come through

For the second straight week Michigan found itself behind to a sizable underdog. Just over a week ago, Michigan (4-0, 0-0) trailed Akron 24-21 (1-3, 0-0) before Fitz Toussaint two-yard touchdown bailed out the Wolverines. This past weekend Michigan found itself on the short end of a 21-7 score before it was...