Originally written on Hokeamaniac.com  |  Last updated 10/19/14
Last week in The Big House, Michigan was ambushed by a way overmatched and historically, well not that good, Akron Zips football team and Blue was very fortunate to have pulled out the 28-24 victory at home. Now, going on the road for the first time in 2013 to face a UConn Huskies team whom by many accounts was also considered to be not that good, left followers of the Maize and Blue program quite interested and somewhat nervous to see exactly how Brady Hoke’s team would respond. Thanks to a Devin Gardner 17-yard touchdown scramble, for three quarters of the first half, the Wolverines found themselves leading in a 7-0 game with the Michigan defense dominating the tight battle allowing only one first down and no third down Huskies conversions. But then the last four minutes happened and in those last four minutes the Huskies tied the game on a Chandler Whitmer to Spencer Parker 11 yard completion and score. Then two minutes later, Whitmer completed a 7-yard pass Lyle McCombs for a 14-7 Huskies lead. Things didn’t get any better for Michigan come third quarter as once again UConn scored thanks to a Devin Gardner fumble and 34-yard return by Huskies’ Ty-Meer Brown which then made the score 21-7. But fortunatly the the Maize and Blue faithful, that was the end of the scoring for UConn as Michigan rallied and relied on the legs of senior running back Fitzgerald Toussaint . Toussaint carried the ball 24 times in the game for 120 yards and two touchdowns. First he ripped off a 35-yard TD run then scored again on a 12-yard scamper with five minutes remaining in the third to tie the score at 21. Wolverine kicker Brendan Gibbons finished the scoring with a 21-yard boot with 4:36 to go in the fourth. Overall, the Wolverines struggled once again and luckily Brady Hoke’s team will have an extra week off to get ready for Minnesota and Big Ten play.
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