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Minnesota vs. Michigan score: Wolverines lead 14-7 at halftime

Minnesota has some work to do if they're going to regain the Little Brown Jug for the first time since 2005, as they trail Michigan 14-7 at halftime.

After a slow start, both teams did all their scoring in the second quarter.

For Minnesota, their only points came just seconds into the second period, when freshman quarterback Philip Nelson found senior John Rabe for a touchdown score. It capped a six-play, 43-yard drive for the Gophers, who at 5-3 this season, are looking to secure bowl eligibility for the first time since 2009.

Unfortunately from there, Michigan scored the last 14 points to close out the first half.

The Wolverines' first score came following Rabe's touchdown catch, when Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner hit receiver Drew Dileo for a 45-yard pitch and catch. Thomas Rawls added a two-yard run for Michigan's second touchdown of the game.

For Michigan, the big story on Saturday is actually that Gardner is playing quarterback at all. The former quarterback who was converted to wide receiver in the offseason, was forced back under center thanks to an injury to Denard Robinson.

Robinson suffered nerve damage in his elbow last week against Nebraska and was ruled out of action just moments before Saturday's kickoff.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.