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    Northwestern at Michigan -- Postgame Notes



    Nov. 10, 2012

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    Northwestern at Michigan
    Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, Mich.
    Attendance: 112,510

    Northwestern Postgame Notes

    • This was the 71st all-time meeting between Northwestern and Michigan and the 42nd in Ann Arbor.

    • The loss was Northwestern's first against a Big Ten team in overtime. The Wildcats entered this contest 7-0 in such games. NU now is 8-4 all-time in overtime.

    • Northwestern's first OT game since the 2010 Outback Bowl against Auburn.

    • Northwestern accumulated 431 total offense yards against the nation's seventh-ranked defense, which entered the game allowing 288.7 yards per outing.

    • The Wildcats became the first team this season to score a touchdown against Michigan on their first offensive possession of the game. NU marched 78 yards before Venric Mark's 3-yard TD rush.

    • Northwestern recovered one Michigan fumble on the afternoon, raising its season total to 13 fumble recoveries. The Wildcats came into the game tied for fourth nationally in that category.

    • The game entered halftime knotted at 14, marking the ninth time in 10 games the Wildcats were ahead or tied after two quarters. NU has outscored opponents 161-80 in the first half this season.

    • Northwestern has scored in double figures offensively in 70 consecutive games.

    • RB Venric Mark surpassed 100 rushing yards in a game for the seventh time this season, finishing with 104 to raise his season total to 1,176. Mark, the Big Ten leader in all-purpose yards per game with 183.6, recorded 260 against the Wolverines.

    • After throwing just one pass in NU's last outing vs. Iowa, QB Trevor Siemian entered the game with 1:53 remaining in the second quarter and quickly engineered an NU touchdown drive. Siemian completed 4-of-5 passes for 53 yards on the series, including a back-shoulder TD throw from 19 yards out. It was Siemian's fifth passing TD this season. He then led a go-ahead TD drive in the fourth quarter, finishing the game 6-for-7 through the air for 87 yards and two scores.

    • WR Cameron Dickerson was on the receiving end of Siemian's touchdown toss, the first career score for the redshirt freshman wideout.

    • PK Jeff Budzien connected on a 34-yard field goal, improving to 12-of-13 on field goal tries this season.

    • WR Christian Jones caught five passes for 61 yards, setting a single-game career high for receptions.

    • LB Chi Chi Ariguzo caused and recovered a fumble by Michigan's Fitzgerald Toussaint in the second quarter. It was his third fumble recovery of the year and first forced fumble.

    • Senior SB Tim Riley recorded the first three rushing attempts of his career, carrying three times for 11 yards.

    • Senior CB Demetrius Dugar made his first interception of the season and the second of his career. His other career INT came last season against Iowa.