Every week, like every other football team in the country, Michigan practices a play they almost never use -- getting the field-goal unit onto the field for a kick with the final seconds running off the clock.
Saturday, they finally needed it, and as it turns out, it works.
Losing 9-6 to Northwestern, the Wolverines faced 3rd-and-23 from the Wildcats 43 with 18 seconds left. They didn't have a timeout, and they were out of field-goal range, so it was going to take something special to force overtime. Devin Gardner had plenty of time to throw, and hit his favorite receiver, Jeremy Gallon for a 16-yard gain to the 27-yard line.
Gallon, though, had no chance of getting out of bounds, and there were only 11 seconds left when he flipped the ball to the official and sprinted off the field with his teammates. Kicker Brandon Gibbons was running in the opposite direction, but the most important person on the field was stuck in the wrong spot.
Holderwide receiver Drew Dileo had run a rout...