Late Scoring Flurry Gives Michigan Upset of Wisconsin
Site: Ann Arbor, Mich. (Michigan Stadium)
Score: Michigan 27, #9 Wisconsin 25
Records: U-M (2-2, 1-0 Big Ten), Wisconsin (3-1, 0-1 Big Ten)
Next U-M Game: Saturday, Oct. 4 -- vs. Illinois (Michigan Stadium), 3:30 p.m.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan football team rallied from a 19-point third-quarter deficit with 27 straight points, including 20 in the fourth quarter aided by a 25-yard interception return for a touchdown by fifth-year senior linebacker John Thompson (Detroit, Mich./Crockett Technical) to complete a thrilling 27-25 comeback win over Wisconsin (No. 9 AP, No. 8 USA Today) on Saturday (Sept. 27) in the Wolverines' 500th game at Michigan Stadium.
The Wolverines trailed 19-0 in the third quarter but took a 20-19 lead in the fourth on Thompson's interception return for a touchdown. With Michigan ahead by eight with 1:19 left, the Badgers drove 64 yards and scored on a 22-yard passing play, setting up a two-point attempt for the tie. UW's initial two-point try was good, but an ineligible-receiver penalty backed the Badgers up to the Michigan eight. A second pass attempt sailed over the intended receiver's head and Wisconsin's onside kick went out of bounds, giving U-M the win.
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