Saturday, October 11, 2003

Michigan's rally stuns Gophers


Navarre leads Wolverines to 31 fourth-quarter points in win

The Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS - Garrett Rivas kicked a 33-yard field goal with 51 seconds left to cap Michigan's 31-point fourth quarter and the 20th-ranked Wolverines rallied for a 38-35 victory over No. 17 Minnesota Friday night.

The win was the Wolverines' 15th straight over the Golden Gophers in the 100th anniversary of the game for the Little Brown Jug.

Michigan trailed 28-7 at the start of the fourth quarter, but the Wolverines (5-2, 2-1 Big Ten) pulled within 35-28 on John Navarre's 52-yard TD pass to Braylon Edwards with 10:18 left in the game.

The comeback was the biggest in Michigan history, eclipsing the rally from 17 down for an 18-17 victory over Virginia in 1995.

Trailing 35-28, Michigan got the ball back at their own 40 with just over eight minutes to play. On second down, Navarre connected with Chris Perry for an 18-yard gain to the Minnesota 13. Two plays later, Perry ran it in for a 10-yard score to tie the game.

Minnesota (6-1, 2-1) went three-and-out on its next possession.

Navarre converted on fourth down with a 1-yard plunge to the Gophers' 48. He also found Perry for a 10-yard gain on third down to the Minnesota 22. Navarre took a knee on third down after Tim Massaquoi recovered a fumble by Perry at the 14, setting up Rivas' kick.

Markus Curry intercepted Abdul-Khaliq at the Michigan 14 to seal the game.

No. 18 TCU 13, South Florida 10

TAMPA, Fla. - Tye Gunn threw for 133 yards and one touchdown and Nick Browne kicked two field goals Friday night as TCU held off South Florida to end the nation's second-longest home winning streak at 21 games.

Cory Rodgers scored on a 43-yard reception in the first quarter, and Browne added a 37-yard field goal just before halftime and a 17-yarder late in the third quarter to give the Horned Frogs (6-0, 3-0 Conference USA) a 13-3 lead.

South Florida (3-2, 2-1) rallied behind Brian Fisher, an elusive wide receiver who is just as exciting as a punt returner and when he's moonlighting as a quarterback in the shotgun formation.

Fisher broke a tackle at his own 30 and returned a punt to the TCU 32 to give the Bulls the spark they needed to get back into the game. Six plays later, he scrambled left, then back to his right before throwing to a wide-open Elgin Hicks for a 19-yard TD, trimming South Florida's deficit to 13-10 with 9:27 remaining.

Fisher directed one more drive, but couldn't get his team past midfield.

South Florida, held to 126 yards total offense, punted with 3:23 remaining and didn't get the ball back.




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