Michigan, before a homecoming crowd at Michigan Stadium, returned from its first loss of the season, two weeks ago at Michigan State, and made a point against Purdue.
The 17th-ranked Wolverines defeated the Boilermakers 36-14, holding them scoreless the final three quarters after Purdue scored on its first drive of the game until the waning seconds of the game when Purdue scored with 15 seconds left.
Michigan tailback Fitz Toussaint had 170 yards on 20 carries and scored two rushing touchdowns. Michael Shaw and Denard Robinson also scored on runs.
Brendan Gibbons made two field goals, and Mike Martin gave the Michigan defense a safety.