Looking at the other three first round matchups in the Big Ten Tournament.
The Wolverines looked to bounce back after Sunday's excruciating defeat in Columbus, and did exactly that. Michigan went into the half up six and eventually led by as many as 19 in the first half of the second. U-M moves to 17-1 (4-1) the year.
Why it wasn't just a bad play from Devin Gardner that led to Michigan's first quarter interception on Saturday.
The Wolverines move to 6-3 after an impressive effort on the road at Minnesota. Offensively, the first quarter was about as bad as it could possibly be, but the defense held strong and Devin Gardner connected on some big plays as the game progressed.
In his first game as Michigan's starting QB, Devin Gardner showed that the Wolverines will not be a quagmire of despair without Denard Robinson under center.
Sure, it's a rivalry game, but the Battle for the Little Brown Jug is also an opportunity for Michigan to get back on track after its disappointing loss to Nebraska.
Jeff of The Daily Gopher answers my questions on Minnesota football including what's up with the quarterback situation, how the Gopher defense has been playing, and how scared of Michigan Gopher fans are these days.