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Michigan's Manningham returns from knee injury

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Michigan wide receiver Mario Manningham
played Saturday against Ball State after missing three-plus games
with a knee injury.

In the first six games of the season, Manningham scored nine
touchdowns and had 24 receptions for 527 yards. He had minor knee
surgery after he was hurt Oct. 7 against Michigan State.

Manningham practiced earlier in the week and Michigan coach
Lloyd Carr had said he would play shortly, barring a setback.

The second-ranked Wolverines remained undefeated without
Manningham, but they scored an average of 18 points in the three
games without him. Their defense made up for the lack of scoring
punch by giving up a total of 19 points against Penn State, Iowa
and Northwestern.

Michigan has one more game, at Indiana, before closing the
regular season at No. 1 Ohio State.