The No. 15 Michigan Wolverines rallied from a 14-point second-half deficit to beat the Connecticut Huskies 24-21 in college football action on Saturday night in East Hartford. Running back Fitzgerald Toussaint led the charge for the Wolverines with a pair of TD scampers and finished the game with 120 yards rushing. Quarterback Devin Gardner chipped in a rushing TD and 59 yards on the ground.
The non-conference win boosts U-M to 4-0 on the season, and sets the stage for the Big Ten portion of their schedule, which -- after a bye week -- begins with a home date on October 5 against Minnesota.
In addition to Toussaint's solid performance, Michigan's defense was key, particularly in the fourth quarter when linebacker Desmond Morgan made a one-handed interception of a pass from Huskies quarterback Chandler Whitmer. Soon after, Toussaint dashed in from 12 yards out to knot the score at 21-21. Following a UConn punt, U-M marched down to the 4-yard line but couldn't convert on third down. Even so, a Brendan Gibbons field goal put the Maize and Blue on top for good, 24-21, with just 4:36 remaining. The Huskies had one final chance, but on 4th and 29, Whitmer's completion to Deshon Foxx fell three yards short and the Wolverines took over on downs.