Wisconsin committed a penalty on its first two-point try and failed in its next attempt to enable the Michigan Wolverines to overcome a 19-point halftime deficit.
Wisconsin was trailing 27-19 before Allan Evridge hit Gilreath on a 22-yard scoring strike. The Badgers converted the first two-point try, but an illegal receiver down field nullified the tying score.
Brandon Graham had two forced fumbles and three sacks for the Wolverines (2-2, 1-0 Big Ten). John Thompson added a 25-yard interception return for a touchdown for the victors.
Michigan gained only 19 yards and turned the ball over five times in the first half. Brandon Minor and Sam McGuffie each scored rushing touchdowns and Kevin Koger caught a 26-yard TD pass in the win.