Sep 14, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Akron Zips offensive linesman Henry Orelus (55) celebrates after recovering a fumble by Michigan Wolverines quarterback Devin Gardner (98) in the second quarter at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan's goal line stand against Akron (GIF)

The #11 Michigan Wolverines looked like they were headed to the wrong end of an upset, in Ann Arbor none the less. First of all it’s worth noting that at the end of the quarter the Wolverines were up 21-10 over the Akron Zips. They scored two toucdowns in the fourth quarter to take the lead with a little over 4 minutes left in the game.

With just under three minutes left in the game the Wolverines were able to score on a 2-yard run from Fitzgerald Toussaint to take a 28-24 lead. The Zips got the ball back with a decent amount of time left on the game and were able to march down the field. It was 4th and 3 with just seconds left on the clock. They got the ball back the defender fell and an Akron receiver was wide open in the end zone, he was just over thrown a little bit. He dived to catch it but it was just out of reach.

It looked like the falling defender held onto him a little bit to keep him from catching the ball. As the receiver sat up, right in front of the referee, he threw his hands up in the air because he was looking for the flag.

The Wolverines escaped this one, they might have been relatively unmotivated looking at an empty student section.

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