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The battle of the defenses, Wisconsin preps MI

The battle of the defenses, Wisconsin preps MI

When the 6-foot-5 Peters first enrolled at MI, head coach Jim Harbaugh compared him to Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, whom Harbaugh coached at Stanford.

Peters suffered an apparent left arm or shoulder injury late in the third quarter when he was driven into the ground by a Wisconsin defender.

MI trailed 14-10 when Peters was injured.

MI quarterback Brandon Peters left Saturday's game on a medical cart after being hit hard by a Wisconsin defender in the third quarter. MI had 234 yards of offense.

Quarterback Alex Hornibrook connected with receiver A.J. Taylor on a 24-yard touchdown pass with 3:31 left in the third quarter, putting Wisconsin ahead for good, while Kenric Pryor scored on a 32-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.




Peters was 9-for-18 for 157 yards when he went down.

Michigan is now 8-3 entering next Saturday afternoon's homefield encounter with its longtime rival, the Ohio State Buckeyes, at Michigan Stadium.

At the start of the season, Peters was actually the Wolverines' third-string quarterback behind Wilton Speight and O'Korn.

- John O'Korn finished 2 of 8 for 19 yards passing. One play before, Donovan Peoples-Jones (4 catches, 64 yards) had a catch in the end zone ruled out of bounds.

The Badgers' lone score came on a 50-yard punt return by redshirt junior cornerback Nick Nelson in the second quarter.