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Nebraska hands Brady Hoke his first home loss

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Michigan Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke
Michigan Wolverines head coach Brady Hoke

ANN ARBOR (WKZO)- Brady Hoke has suffered his first loss at Michigan Stadium since becoming the head coach for the University of Michigan.  Nebraska scored a late touchdown on a five-yard shovel pass from Tommy Armstrong Jr. to Ameer Abdullah to put Nebraska ahead for good at 17-13.  

Michigan got the ball back one more time, but the Wolverines turned the ball over on downs with less than a minute to go.  

Nebraska started off the game well as they led 10-0 after the first quarter as Pat Smith kicked a 21-yard field goal  and Abdullah had a eight-yard touchdown run.  Brenden Gibbons kicked a 27-yard field goal in the second quarter to cut the lead to 10-3 at half time.

Michigan got the ball to start the second half and they drove down the field and scored on a five-yard touchdown pass from Devin Gardner to Devin Funchess to tie the game at 10-10.  Brenden Gibbons then gave Michigan the lead 13-10 in the fourth quarter as he made a 40-yard field goal that bounced off the right upright and through.  However as stated above Michigan could not hold the lead.

Michigan once again had trouble protecting Devin Gardner as he was sacked seven times in the game and the Wolverines for the second straight game had negitive rushing yards, this time (-21).

Michigan had zero turnovers for the game and Nebraska had two fumbles recovered by Michigan.

Michigan is now eliminated from Big Ten title contention 6-3 (2-3 Big Ten).  Michigan has not won a conference title since 2004.  Nebraksa 7-2 (4-1 Big Ten) still has a shot at the title as they take on Michigan State next Saturday in where the winner has the inside track to the Big Ten Championship game.

Michigan next Saturday takes on Northwestern, which has lost five straight games since starting 4-0.  Broadcast time is at 2:30 pm on 1660 the Fan.

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