Taylor Martinez got hot to start the second quarter as Nebraska took the lead against Michigan.
After the Huskers started the quarter with first-and-24 from their 14, Martinez went 5 for 5 for 83 yards as NU took a 7-0 lead. All five Martinez completions went to different receivers, including the 32-yard touchdown throw to Kenny Bell with 13:17 left in the quarter.
Michigan answered with a 52-yard field goal by Brendan Gibbons on the following possession. That drive was helped by a 15-yard penalty on NU safety P.J. Smith for leading with his helmet on a hit.
Gibbons added a 24-yarder with 2:43 remaining to make it 7-6.
The big news before halftime was Michigan losing quarterback Denard Robinson late in the second quarter. Robinson left after the Wolverines reached first-and-goal at the 8, holding his right wrist and hand.
Other second-quarter nuggets:
>> Freshman backup Russell Bellomy replaced Robinson. He threw back-to-back incompletions as the drive stalled, but tight end Devin Funchess dropped the first at the goal line.
>> Robinson’s status for the second half was not immediately known.
>> Martinez limped off after losing a fumble with 51 seconds left in the first half.
>> After the NU turnover, Michigan threw two incomplete passes before Eric Martin sacked Bellomy. The Wolverines then ran out the clock.