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BACKUP QB LIFTS MICHIGAN PAST NU
[NATIONAL, C Edition]
Chicago Tribune (pre-1997 Fulltext) - Chicago, Ill.
Author: Chicago Tribune wires
Date: Nov 2, 1987
Start Page: 5
Section: SPORTS
Abstract (Document Summary)

Michael Taylor, making his first start at quarterback, ran for 144 yards and two touchdowns Saturday in Michigan's 29-6 victory over Northwestern.

Taylor was starting in place of Demetrius Brown, who was out with a broken thumb. He attempted only five passes, completing one for three yards. It was the fewest passes attempted since Rick Leach hit four of five against Navy in 1977 and the fewest completed since Leach went 0-for-1 against Illinois in 1975.

In addition to Taylor's 65-yard touchdown, his runs of 31 yards in the second quarter and 39 yards in the third set up two of Mike Gillette's three field goals (28, 22 and 43 yards).

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