Last year, Northwestern, donned in jerseys that looked like tattered flags, and Michigan battled to a 9-9 tie through four quarters. They've played only two so far today, but the game has managed to be much worse than last year's snore-fest.

Northwestern had a punt on 4th-and-24 that failed to make it to the first down marker. The teams traded interceptions near the end of the second quarter. Before the last play of the half, NU coach Pat Fitzgerald prolonged the pain by calling three two straight timeouts (he bluffed and didn't call a third) to ice Michigan's kicker — and somehow it worked! The Wildcats blocked the field goal, sending the game into halftime at 0-0.

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The second half should be exciting. It's possible the first team to two secures the victory.

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