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    Gowins Kicks Game-Winner Twice to Complete Comeback

        Wildcats    17
        Michigan    16

    Michigan took a seemingly insurmountable 16-0 lead into the fourth quarter only to watch the 'Cats rally for a thrilling 17-16 win. It was NU's first back-to-back wins over Michigan since 1958-59.

    After holding NU to just 162 yards through the first three quarters, NU finally got on the scoreboard with Levelle Brown's three-yard touchdown run, his first carry of the season. A successful Schnur-to-Bates two-point conversion made the score 16-8. On Michigan's first play after the kickoff, Kevin Buck jarred the ball loose and NU recovered at the Michigan 20. Brian Gowins then hit a 23-yard field goal to make it 16-11. After forcing a punt, NU marched downfield and Gowins' second field goal of the quarter made the score 16-14. After one more UM punt, NU drove downfield, converting on third-and-long three times and fourth-and-nine once to set up Gowins for the game-winning kick. After nailing the 39-yarder, the officials ruled it had been snapped before the whistle had signaled play to begin. Gowins calmly kicked it through again with 13 seconds left to give NU the victory.