Minnesota opened the quarter with Philip Nelson throwing a 10-yard touchdown pass to John Rabe, the final play on a six-play, 43-yard drive. Minnesota’s punt return set the Golden Gophers up to start the drive.
Michigan tied the score at seven apiece after Devin Gardner, who started in place of injured Denard Robinson, tossed a highlight-reel 45-yard touchdown to Drew Dileo to put a bow on an 11-play, 91-yard drive.
Thomas Rawls ran two yards to paydirt to break the 7-7 standstill in favor of the Wolverines. The play put the finishing touches on a 13-play, 90-yard scoring drive.
Michigan will start the second half with the ball.
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