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Gardner, Michigan top Minnesota, 35-13, keep Jug

Devin Gardner replaced Denard Robinson in a surprise quarterback switch by Michigan right before kickoff, throwing two touchdown passes and running for another score to lead the Wolverines past Minnesota 35-13 on Saturday. Gardner woke up the Wolverines (6-3, 4-1 Big Ten) after they went two straight games without a touchdown, guiding scoring drives of 91, 90, 86 and 79 yards to squash the hope the Gophers (5-4, 1-4) had of an upset with Michigan’s senior star on the sideline. [RELATED: Dienhart: Not too shabby, Mr. Gardner] Robinson has been bothered by nerve damage in his right elbow, but he

3rd quarter recap: Michigan 21, Minnesota 7

In the third quarter, Michigan’s Jeremy Gallon stood out. He caught two passes for 57 yards and one touchdown, and the Wolverines now lead 21-7. The last 21 points have been scored by Michigan. Gallon’s 10 -yard touchdown grab polished off a seven-play, 86-yard drive to give Michigan the lead, 21-7. The Wolverines used a 47-yard pass from quarterback Devin Gardner to fuel the drive. [RELATED: Denard Robinson sits out with right elbow injury] Minnesota is threatening to score to start the fourth quarter and have the ball at Michigan’s three-yard line. [ PREVIEWS | BY QUARTER | BOX |

2nd quarter recap: Michigan 14, Minnesota 7

Michigan scored 14 points in the second quarter, and the Wolverines now lead 14-7. Michigan finished with 112 yards through the air and 71 on the ground in the quarter. The last 14 points have been scored by the Wolverines. 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

Watch our Daydrion Taylor-Bob Stephenson feature

On Saturday’s pregame football TV show, BTN profiled two former Big Ten football players who will be forever linked after a collision in a 1997 football game between Michigan and Penn State. In the feature story, Michigan safety Daydrion Taylor and Penn State tight end Bob Stephenson discuss the hit and what life has been like for the past 15 years since then. Watch the full feature here and read their own words in this post. Both men coach football today as Stephenson is the head coach of the sixth and seventh grade little league football team while Taylor coaches

Robinson out, Gardner starts for Michigan

Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson has been ruled out of Saturday’s game at Minnesota, which is live on BTN/BTN2Go. Robinson suffered nerve damage in his right elbow that forced him out of last week’s loss at Nebraska. The Wolverines announced right before Saturday’s kickoff that Robinson won’t play because of an undisclosed injury. Devin Gardner, who was recently moved back to quarterback from wide receiver, is starting in his place. Michigan coach Brady Hoke said all week that Robinson was improving and would play against the Gophers, but on a cold morning at TCF Bank Stadium the Wolverines decided not to

1st quarter recap: Michigan 0, Minnesota 0

The first quarter saw both teams combine for no points and one turnover, and the game is tied 0-0 at the end of the first quarter. Minnesota is in a prime position for points on Michigan’s 10-yard line to open the second quarter. The biggest news from the game thus far is Denard Robinson being ruled unable to play moments before kickoff. Robinson suffered nerve damage in his right arm in last week’s loss at Nebraska. Devin Gardner, who has played receiver this season, got the start for the Wolverines. Use these helpful links for this game: [ PREVIEWS |

Big Ten's Carollo: Rules evolved since 1997 hit

Big Ten Coordinator of Football Officials Bill Carollo remembers the hit. Whoever saw that hit will never forget it. The collision that took place between Michigan safety Daydrion Taylor and Penn State’s Bob Stephenson back in 1997 resonates today. “And you know what?” says Carollo. “Back then, it was a legal hit. But today, it would be a penalty.” That’s how the game has changed in the 15 years that have passed since the devastating intersection of these players who each saw their lives changed forever on that November day back in 1997. On Saturday’s “Big Ten Football Pregame Show”

Field Pass to go live from Minnesota

Big Ten Field Pass on BTN2Go returns to Minnesota on Saturday and goes live at 11 a.m. ET with an exclusive look at the pregame activities on the field. We’ve done this every weekend this year from a select BTN TV game, and our cameras take you right onto the field to watch warmups, the bands, the fans and much more. This live video will only be available online at BTN2Go one hour before the noon kickoff. Be be sure you have access ahead of time (more details on BTN2Go here). If you’re watching from home, tune in and see what

Numbers: Crunching stats for title time

November is upon us. It used to be the month when championships were decided. How very 2010. Now, it’s the month when spots in the Championship Game are decided. All in the name of progress… In an odd scheduling quirk, there is just one game in the early window on Saturday – as Minnesota and Michigan battle for the Little Brown Jug in a game you can see on BTN/BTN2Go. Obviously, much of the focus will be on the health of Michigan’s Denard Robinson, after he left the Nebraska game Saturday with an elbow injury. Without him, the Wolverines offense

Week 10: We predict all five games

Every week, BTN.com’s Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) and Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) offer their predictions for each Big Ten football game. We also provide a poll for all of the games so fans can vote for their winners. After nine weeks, it’s Dienhart on top, one game ahead of BTN.com fans and three ahead of Yarina. See our Week 10 predictions and choose your winners in this post. [RELATED: Week 10 Power Rankings | Week 10 Player Rankings | Week 10 Bowl Projections] SEASON RECORDS Tom: 54-20; .730 BTN.com fans: 54-20; .730 Brent: 51-23; .690 Michigan (5-3, 3-1) at Minnesota (5-3, 1-3)