ANN ARBOR, Michigan (Ticker) -- No. 9 Michigan looks to continue its run through the Big 10 Conference when it hosts Northwestern on Saturday.
The Wolverines (8-1, 6-0 Big Ten) are currently tied with Wisconsin at the top of the conference standings but the two teams do not meet this season. Should they remain tied at the end of the season, Wisconsin would earn the conference's automatic BCS berth because of its better overall record.
Michigan has not played since a wild 45-37 triple overtime victory over Michigan State on October 30. Braylon Edwards had 11 receptions for 189 yards for the Wolverines, who trailed by 17 points with 6 1/2 minutes left in regulation before matching the biggest home comeback in school history.
Northwestern (5-4, 4-2) has won two straight and four of its last five in its bid to become bowl eligible. The Wildcats need two wins in their final three games to give themselves a chance at a postseason game.
Last week, Noah Herron capped a 13-play, 83-yard drive with a one-yard touchdown run on the second play of the fourth quarter to give Northwestern a 14-7 victory over reeling Penn State, which remained winless in the Big Ten Conference.
Herron accounted for 42 yards on the decisive drive and carried 30 times for 176 yards overall. With 2,182 yards in his career, he moved past Mike Adamle into sixth place on the school's all-time rushing list.
Michigan leads the series with Northwestern, 48-14-2, and has won four of the last five meetings.