Devin Gardner, Michigan
When Denard Robinson was officially ruled out just before kickoff, Gardner proved to be a more than capable Plan B. The former QB -- playing receiver this year while stuck behind Robinson -- threw for 234 yards (on only 12 completions) and two touchdowns while running for another.
Jake Ryan, Michigan
The sophomore linebacker was all over the field, finishing with nine tackles, including three for a loss. He was a major reason the Wolverines largely kept the Gophers' running game in check (3.4 yards per carry).
BY THE NUMBERS
1977 The last time the Gophers defeated Michigan in a home game.
9 Consecutive quarters Michigan had gone without a touchdown before scoring in the second quarter.
1 Career receptions for Philip Nelson, who caught a third-quarter pass on a fake field goal.