Run and Shoot: Thanks to Michigan mistake (and a bit of luck) Badgers strike first

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Thanks to Michigan mistake (and a bit of luck) Badgers strike first

MADISON, Wisc. - The Wolverines made the first mistake on Saturday and immediately the Badgers repaid the favor -- well, at least they tried to.

Chad Henne threw behind Greg Matthews and was intercepted by safety Shane Carter. On Wisconsin's first play, Tyler Donovan was intercepted, but two penalties -- 15-yarders on each team -- gave Wisconsin new life. With it Donovan found Paul Hubbard for the third time of the day, and another Michigan penalty (on Shawn Crable) put Wisconsin deep into Michigan territory. Rolling right on third down, Donovan threw back across the field to tight end Travis Beckum for a 10-yard touchdwn.

To start the game, the Badgers won the toss and David Gilreath returned the opening kick to the 34-yard line. After a 22-yard pass to Hubbard on a third down, Wisconsin was later forced to punt inside of Michigan territory.

After taking over, Michigan also moved the ball with success only to have its first drive stall at the Wisconsin 44.

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