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Ann Arbor — Michigan fifth-year senior Devin Gardner will be the starting quarterback against Indiana.

Michigan coach Brady Hoke explained again an odd sequence at the end of the Michigan State game Saturday, when Shane Morris came into the game with 5:25 left after the Wolverines got the ball on a fumble by MSU's Jeremy Langford.

Morris was in for one play before Gardner returned and directed a touchdown-scoring drive.

"We had talked about getting (Morris) ready to go in depending on the situation," Hoke said. "We told him get ready, get warmed up. We get the turnover. Shane comes in. Well, depending on the situation, we were going to let Devin finish the game, and part of it was, we got the turnover."

Hoke said he wanted Gardner to finish the game because it will be the last time he plays Michigan State.

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