Michigan beats Northwestern 27-19 in triple OTMichigan linebacker James Ross III (15) sacks Northwestern quarterback Trevor Siemian during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Evanston, Ill., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) -- Devin Gardner scored on a 5-yard run to lift Michigan to a 27-19 triple-overtime victory over Northwestern on Saturday after the Wolverines' Brendan Gibbons tied it with a 44-yard field goal at the end of regulation.
Gardner scored on an option and ran it in on the two-point conversion to make it an eight-point game.
Northwestern had one more chance, but Trevor Siemian got sacked for a 14-yard loss by Jibreel Black on second down. Then, his desperation pass on fourth down got intercepted by Thomas Gordan, giving the Wolverines (7-3, 3-3 Big Ten) their second win in five games and sending the Wildcats (4-6, 0-6) to their sixth straight loss.