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ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Roy Roundtree made Desmond Howard proud.
Roundtree, wearing Howard's No. 21 legend jersey, caught a 53-yard Hail Mary pass with 16 seconds left to set up a game-tying field goal, and Michigan went on to beat Northwestern 38-31 in overtime.
The victory keeps Michigan's chances of a Legends Division title alive. To make the Big Ten Championship Game (televised by FOX), they need to win their last two games and hope Nebraska loses at least once.
Roundtree and Northwestern's Daniel Jones went up together for the ball, tipping it into the air. Roundtree then grabbed it as he fell to the ground at the Wildcats 9-yard line.
"A GREAT play by Roundtree," Howard immediately tweeted, adding a neverquit hashtag.
Roundtree was thrilled to hear the Michigan icon had been watching.
"I've felt honored to wear No. 21," he said. "This summer, I made myself a promise that I wasn't going to let him down."
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Michigan wide receiver Roy Roundtree has bounced back from a slow start this season.
Roundtree has 203 yards receiving in his last two games to surpass his production from the first eight games of the year.
He leaped to tip and catch a 53-yard pass Saturday that set a field goal with 2 seconds left to extend a game the Wolverines won 38-31 in overtime over Northwestern.
Michigan was down by three points to Northwestern with 18 seconds remaining in the game. Needing to get into field goal range, Devin Gardner found Roy Roundtree for the big gain, and setting U-M up for the game tying field goal.
On a day when a trio of tackles were honored as legends, it was a receiver that made the biggest play. Roy Roundtree has become a big play legend in his own right while donning Desmond Howard’s legends jersey and has now been on the receiving end of two of the most improbable comebacks in Michigan history.
Michigan 38 – Northwestern 31 (OT)
Check out the video. Michigan needed a miracle against Northwestern and they got it. Michigan Wolverines quarterback Devin Gardner hit wide receiver Roy Roundtree who juggled and caught a 53-yard pass with just eight seconds left in the game
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Photo: Dustin Johnston
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