Devin Gardner named Big Ten co-offensive player of the week

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - An honor regularly picked up by Denard Robinson on Monday's was handed to the quarterback filling in for him.

Michigan's Devin Gardner was named the Big Ten co-offensive player of the week for his performance in Saturday's win over Northwestern.

Gardner scored four touchdowns in the 38-31 victory, passing for two and rushing for a pair.

He threw for 286 yards and connected with Roy Roundtree on a notable 53-yard pass with :08 left in regulation to set up a game-tying field goal.

Gardner has filled in nicely in Robinson's absence over the last two weeks. Michigan head coach Brady Hoke was asked Saturday what he will do when Robinson returns from his injury. Hoke said that bridge will be crossed when they get there.

The Wolverines are tied atop the Big Ten's Legends division with Nebraska, but the Huskers hold the head-to-head tiebreaker.

Michigan visits Iowa this weekend.

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