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SportsMonday Column: Two teams, two meanings of optimism

Allison Farrand/Daily

BY ALEJANDRO ZúñIGA

It’s Nov. 10, 2014, and the Ohio State game is three weeks away. But almost everyone is already looking forward to the men’s basketball season.

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The good, the bad, the ugly: Northwestern

Allison Farrand/Daily

BY MAX COHEN

The Michigan football team was able to ride a strong defensive performance to a win over Northwestern on Saturday. The teams combined for six turnovers in a game that was scoreless at the half.

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Alexa Dettelbach: When winning isn't what it should be

Allison Farrand/Daily

BY ALEXA DETTELBACH

Miller’s right it was a win, but it was so painful to watch that after the fact it almost didn’t feel like one. So where do you draw the line and realize a win isn’t what it should be?

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Despite offensive mistakes, defense salvages game

Paul Sherman/Daily

BY MAX COHEN

Most of the game’s moments weren’t as sweet for the fifth-year senior. Michigan was in the position of a close game because of the offense’s overall ineptitude.

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When it needed it most, Michigan's front seven came through

Allison Farrand/Daily

BY GREG GARNO

It came down to a stopped clock with three seconds remaining and the Michigan football team leading Northwestern, 10-9. It sat on the verge of a make-or-break moment in a game that had otherwise been dreadful to experience.

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Michigan stops Northwestern on late 2-point conversion, wins 10-9

Paul Sherman/Daily

BY ALEJANDRO ZúñIGA

And it all came down to overtime yet again. And for the third straight year, Michigan got the final break.

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Much to remember from seasons past as Wolverines prepare for Northwestern

Paul Sherman/Daily

BY GREG GARNO

You remember the Wolverines’ grit and the way they fought back even though they trailed. And against Northwestern (2-3 Big Ten, 3-5 overall) this year, it’s going to take that same effort for Michigan (2-3, 4-5) to make something of its season by reaching a bowl game.

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Behind Enemy Lines: Northwestern safety Ibraheim Campbell

BY MAX COHEN

Fifth-year senior safety Ibraheim Campbell has been a leader on Northwestern’s defense the past three years. During that time, he’s seen it all. The Daily caught up with Campbell at Big Ten Media Day in July to talk about his motivation going into the season and reflect on the triple-overtime game against Michigan last year.

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Breakdown: Michigan should take advantage of Northwestern's offense

Paul Sherman/Daily

BY ALEXA DETTELBACH

The Michigan football team’s next stop on its path to a potential bowl game lies in Evanston, where it will face Northwestern on Saturday. The Daily breaks down every aspect of the game and decides who has the edge.

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Michigan loses talented, versatile asset as Peppers takes medical redshirt

Paul Sherman/Daily

BY ALEJANDRO ZúñIGA

Wednesday, Michigan coach Brady Hoke officially announced Peppers will take a redshirt this year. Hoke said Peppers will “be in good shape” in four to five weeks, and should have no issues returning full-speed for spring practices. The injury won’t need surgery.

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