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No. 17 Michigan beats Ohio State 40-34

By Larry Lage

Associated Press

Published: Saturday, Nov. 26 2011 1:46 p.m. MST

Michigan quarterback Denard Robinson (16) throws a pass in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Ohio State, Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011, in Ann Arbor, Mich.

Tony Ding, Associated Press

ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Denard Robinson accounted for five touchdowns, helping No. 17 Michigan beat Ohio State 40-34 on Saturday and snap a school-record, seven-game losing streak in the rivalry.

The Wolverines (10-2, 6-2 Big Ten) were forced to settle for a six-point lead with 1:59 left on Brendan Gibbons' career-long 43-yard field goal after two apparent TDs were negated by a video review and then penalties.

The Buckeyes (6-6, 3-5) had a chance to win the game on their final drive, but freshman Braxton Miller sailed a pass over Deviser Posey's head on what could've been a 76-yard TD and threw a loss-sealing interception to Courtney Avery.

Michigan finally beat its archrival because it had a better quarterback than Ohio State for a change.

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