As the first quarter ended, the Michigan offense continued to drive into Buckeye territory. Dealt with a first and ten, Devin Funchess caught a pass and ran 22 yards, hurdling a defender in the process to move to the Ohio State 17 yard line. From there it was easy as Gardner then hit Jeremy Gallon for a 17 yard touchdown which gave Michigan 21 points up to this point.
After a huge scuffle and ejections to Marcus Hall and Dontre Wilson, the Ohio State offense could not get anything going on offense and all the momentum was on the side of Michigan, with everything going their way.
Devin Gardner took over on his own 16 yard line and facing a rare third down, Bradley Roby stepped in front of a pass, nearly intercepted it, but forced a rare Michigan punt on the day. The Ohio State offense continued to look not quite like themselves and after an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty aided the Buckeyes drive. However, even more penalties on Urban Meyer's squad halted a drive which gave the ball back to Michigan.
The Buckeyes gained the ball back in a 2-minute drill situation and Miller got the ball rolling with a 37 yard pass to Jeff Heuerman to put Ohio State in business deep in Michigan territory. Then, a 21 yard rush for a touchdown even the score at 21 with a minute to go in the second quarter.
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