Devin Gardner, the quarterback who became a receiver this year, returned to quarterback this week and appears to have found a home.
Gardner started in relief of injured starter Denard Robinson on Saturday at Minnesota, overcame a shaky first quarter and led the Wolverines to a 35-13 victory over the Gophers.
Michiganis now 6-3 overall, 4-1 in the Big Ten and is bowl eligible.Minnesotais 5-4, 1-4.
Gardnerwas 12-of-18 for 234 yards. He threw for two touchdowns and ran for one. Fitz Toussaint and Thomas Rawls each had a rushing touchdown.
Toussaint added the Wolverines’ final score on a 41-yard touchdown run on fourth-and-one. Toussaint broke through, kept his footing and ran untouched to the end zone with just more than three minutes left in the game.
Gardnergot the start because Robinson, who missed the second half of last week’s loss toNebraskaafter taking a hit late in the second quarter that aggravated a nerve injury in his right elbow, is still nursing the injury.