Brandon Peters injured in MI loss to Wisconsin

Wisconsin has a QB it can trust in Alex Hornibrook but Michigan still looking

ESPN's College GameDay has descended upon Madison, Wisconsin, for a top 25 contest between No. 5 Wisconsin and No. 19 MI. The Wolverines were looking to pick up their first big win of the season while the Badgers had the goal of remaining undefeated on the season.

Cameron Hughes' power-play goal made it 4-1 at 12:05 of the second period, but MI struck back at 14:30.

Notably, Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor broke off a 52-yard run, bringing him to 108 yards on 16 carries.

After taking that 10-7 lead, MI managed a total of 39 yards on its final four possessions. Time to turn it around, and what better time to start turning the worm and becoming "The Team" in the Big Ten than this week in Madison? This play put the Badgers in the lead 7-0 at the end of the first quarter.

This game could have been huge had U-M not screwed up and given away a game to a mediocre Michigan State team.

Trailing 7-0 in the second quarter, Wolverines quarterback Brandon Peters hooked up with Donovan Peoples-Jones on what would have been a touchdown...had the referees got the call correct.

The Wolverines weren't discouraged and drove 84 yards on their next drive to tie the game on a Ben Mason touchdown run heading into the half.

A number of Badgers are enjoying terrific seasons on both sides of the ball, but Hornibrook's improvement has been the biggest difference-maker in what could be a national championship campaign.

Hornibrook, who has accumulated 18 passing touchdowns and 2,006 yards this season, said his ability to shrug off mistakes and move on have been critical components of his game.

MI went into halftime even. "I think you guys (the media) get more stressed out about (interceptions) than I do".

MI has now had two starting quarterbacks leave football games due to injuries after big hits this season.

MI allowed back-to-back touchdowns and lost starting quarterback Brandon Peters to injury during a 4-minute span of the third quarter and never came back, dropping a 24-10 decision at No. 5 Wisconsin on Saturday. "That led to them getting the points and getting on the board". He left the game in the third quarter after a hard hit from Badger linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel. He was carted off the field and eventually taken to an ambulance for further evaluation. MI got more bad news on its next drive when Peters was injured on a late hit and replaced by John O'Korn for the rest of the game.

Head coach Jim Harbaugh said Peters was being tested for head issues at the hospital after the Woverines' 24-10 loss at Camp Randall Stadium. Harbaugh said Peters is expected to fly home with the team Saturday evening.

"Honestly, we had the looks that we (wanted)", running back Chris Evans said. We came out and gave it our best. We weren't able to slide off of that and it got us beat a few times. Then Jonathan Taylor found some open holes. This week, they beat MI by two touchdowns. That ended up being the difference in the game.

NOTES: Wisconsin junior Nick Nelson's 50-yard punt return for a touchdown is the school's second-longest since Kenzel Doe's 82-yard score in 2012. Here's what we learned from the Badgers taking down MI on Saturday at Camp Randall. Last week, they held Iowa to 66 total yards. Higdon's status was uncertain after suffering an ankle sprain in last week's game.

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