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Michigan wins Allstate Sugar Bowl 23-20 on 37-yard Brendan Gibbons field goal in overtime

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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WKZO) -- Michigan is taking on Virginia Tech in the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans looking for their first BCS win since 2000.

1st half:

Virginia Tech took the lead early and held on 6-0 until late in the 2nd half when Denard Robinson avoided pressure and hit Junior Hemingway on a 45-yard-touchdown pass to give the Wolverines a 7-6 lead over Virginia Tech. 

Michigan added to their lead as time expired on the 1st half with a 24-yard field goal by Brendan Gibbons.  The Wolverines were able to move the field goal closer by faking it on a 3rd and 3 with 19 seconds remaining in the half.  The play appeared to be a bust but a Virginia Tech defender bobbled an interception attempt and the Wolverines caught the deflection.

2nd half:

Michigan extended it's lead to 17-6 early in the 3rd quarter on an 18-yard touchdown pass from Denard Robinson to Junior Hemingway.  From that moment on however the Wolverines have struggled mightily on offense.  Virginia Tech on the other hand has picked it up scoring on Justin Myers third field goal of the game and on a 1-yard Logan Thomas rush for a touchdown.  The touchdown was followed by a 2-point conversion to tie the game at 17-17.

Denard Robinson led the Wolverines down the field and Brendan Gibbons kicked a 39-yard-field goal with 4 minutes remaining to give Michigan a 20-17 lead.

Justin Myer hit's his 4th field goal of the game with 2 seconds remaining to send the Sugar Bowl to overtime tied 20-20.

 

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