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Michigan returner Norfleet out for Northwestern game with injury

  • Northwestern quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) looks to a pass against Michigan during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Evanston, Ill., Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Northwestern quarterback Trevor Siemian (13) looks to a pass against Michigan during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Evanston, Ill., Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)  (The Associated Press)

  • CORRECTS ID TO NORTHWESTERN SAFETY IBRAHEIM CAMPBELL NOT DEFENSIVE BACK DELONTE HOLLOWELL Michigan running back De'Veon Smith (4) is tackled by Northwestern safety Ibraheim Campbell (24) and safety Traveon Henry (10) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Evanston, Ill., Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    CORRECTS ID TO NORTHWESTERN SAFETY IBRAHEIM CAMPBELL NOT DEFENSIVE BACK DELONTE HOLLOWELL Michigan running back De'Veon Smith (4) is tackled by Northwestern safety Ibraheim Campbell (24) and safety Traveon Henry (10) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Evanston, Ill., Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)  (The Associated Press)

  • Michigan wide receiver Jehu Chesson (86) is tackled by Northwestern cornerback Matthew Harris (27) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Evanston, Ill., Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)

    Michigan wide receiver Jehu Chesson (86) is tackled by Northwestern cornerback Matthew Harris (27) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Evanston, Ill., Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)  (The Associated Press)

Michigan kick returner Dennis Norfleet is missing Saturday's game against Northwestern because of an undisclosed injury.

A junior, Norfleet is the Spartans' all-time leader in kickoff return yards with 2,050. He also has 20 receptions for 148 yards in his career.

Michigan was 4-5 heading into the game and needed to win two of its final three to become bowl eligible.