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Michigan tops Wisconsin in Big Ten clash at the Big House

Ann Arbor, MI -

Wilton Speight threw a tiebreaking, 46-yard touchdown pass to Amara Darboh midway through the fourth quarter and Jourdan Lewis had a spectacular, one-handed interception as No. 4 Michigan held on to beat No. 8 Wisconsin 14-7 on Saturday.

Jim Harbaugh helped the Wolverines (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten) beat a top-10 team for the first time since their Rich Rodriguez-led team rallied to beat the ninth-ranked Badgers in 2008.

Wisconsin (4-1, 1-1) had the ball at their 8 with 2:59 and no timeouts left with a chance to beat a third team ranked in the top 10. The Badgers went for it on fourth-and-10 from its 8, with no timeouts left, and Alex Hornibrook's deep pass was picked off by Lewis.

Hornibrook, in his second start, threw three interceptions. The freshman quarterback did throw a game-tying, 17-yard TD pass to Dare Ogunbowale midway through the third quarter.

The Badgers never led in the game, coming off a 30-6 win against then-No. 8 Michigan State on the road following a season-opening victory against then-No. 5 LSU. They could not overcome the turnovers made by Hornibrook and failed to establish their running game, getting held to just 71 yards on the ground. The Badgers' run of games against top-10 teams extends to three with a home game against No. 2 Ohio State.

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