Giles Jackson gives Michigan huge swing in momentum to start third quarter
Giles Jackson returns the second-half kickoff for a Michigan touchdown. What a mammoth swing in momentum for the Wolverines.
Rutgers 17, Michigan 14 (14:49 3rd)
UM – Cade McNamara: 10/12, 113 yds., TD
RU – Noah Vedral: 14/21, 179 yds.
UM – Hassan Haskins: 6 att., 15 yds.
RU – Noah Vedral: 4 att., 20 yds.
UM – Cornelius Johnson: 3 rec., 86 yds., TD
RU – Shameen Jones: 3 rec., 66 yds.
Nordin misses field goal as time expires in second half
Michigan takes over at the 17 with 1:58 to go in the second quarter. The Wolverines trail 17-7.
Cade McNamara throws a 4-yard completion to Chris Evans on first down, then moves the chains with a 6-yard throw to Nick Eubanks on second down.
McNamara goes back to Evans, this time for a gain of 3, then hits Erick All for a gain of 5 to the Michigan 36.
Timeout #2 Michigan (0:28 2nd)
Michigan keeps the chains moving with a 3-yard completion to Ronnie Bell.
Timeout #2 Rutgers (0:24 2nd)
McNamara on first down is crushed while trying to throw the ball out of bounds, and a second-down throw to Mike Sainristil is off the mark. Blake Corum picks up 11 yards on a third-down screen before going out of bounds at the 50 with 9 seconds left.
McNamara hits Giles Jackson for 4 yards on the next play.
Timeout #3 Rutgers (0:05 2nd)
Michigan takes a false start penalty, but Sainristil gets out of bounds with 1 second to spare after a 16-yard reception.
Quinn Nordin misses the 53-yard field goal attempt wide-wide-wide-wide-wide-left.
END 2ND: Rutgers 17, Michigan 7
Michigan forces huge three-and-out, gets ball back before half
Rutgers gets it at the 25. The Scarlet Knights lead 17-7 with 3:26 to go in the second quarter.
Noah Vedral kicks off the drive with a bang and a 12-yard completion to Bo Melton.
Isaih Pacheco rushes for 3 yards on first down and gets 4 more on second down. A throw to Melton on third down falls incomplete.
Rutgers 17, Michigan 7 (1:58 2nd)
Michigan gets spark from backup McNamara, immediately gets on scoreboard
Michigan runs out Cade McNamara at quarterback to start the drive. The Wolverines now trail 17-0 with just over 4 minutes to go in the half.
Zach Charbonnet rushes for 3 yards on first down. Mike Sainristil hauls in a 14-yard reception on the next play.
McNamara has a wide-open Cornelius Johnson deep over the middle on first down and hits him in stride, connecting for a 46-yard touchdown.
Rutgers 17, Michigan 7 (3:26 2nd)
Rutgers takes three-score lead near end of second quarter
Rutgers takes the field with a 14-0 lead and 7:37 left in the second quarter.
A holding penalty brings up first-and-20 at the Rutgers 29.
Noah Vedral hits a 5-yard pass on first down, then throws incomplete to Paul Woods on second down. Vedral takes off up the middle for a quarterback run of 21 yards on third-and-very-long.
Vedral hits Shameen jones on the next play for a 10-yard gain to the Michigan 35.
Rutgers loses 7 on first down after fumbling a reverse handoff, but the Scarlet Knights do fall on it. Michigan is flagged for roughing the passer on the next play, so that will help Rutgers get things back on track.
It’s first-and-10 at the Michigan 20.
Aaron Young rushes for no gain on first down. Vedral goes to the end zone on both of his next two throws, and they both fall incomplete.
Valentino Ambrosio puts through a 38-yard field goal.
Rutgers 17, Michigan 0 (4:23 2nd)
Michigan’s offense reaching ‘abomination’ status
Michigan takes over at its own 22 after the Rutgers touchdown. The Wolverines trail 14-0 with 8:40 to go in the first half.
Rutgers recovered an onside kick on its original kickoff attempt, but they were flagged because of an illegal block.
Joe Milton misses to Blake Corum on first down, then underthrows to a wide-open Ronnie Bell on second down.
Timeout #1 Michigan (8:38 2nd)
Milton is sacked on third down for a loss of 11. Folks, this Michigan offense is unwatchable right now.
Timeout #1 Rutgers (7:43 2nd)
Rutgers 14, Michigan 0 (7:37 2nd)
Langan’s second touchdown of game puts Rutgers up 14-0
Rutgers takes over at the 31 with a 7-0 lead and 11:58 to go in the second quarter.
Aaron Young hauls in a 6-yard pass on first down.
Injury alert: Michigan LB Cam McGrone was hurt on the play and is being tended to by the Michigan training staff.
Kay’Ron Adams rushes for 3 yards on second down, then rumbles, tumbles and stumbles his way to a 13-yard gain on third-and-1 to the 47 of Michigan.
Noah Vedral takes a shot to Bo Mel ton down the sideline, but just misses. He hits Aaron Young for 7 on first down, then rushes for a gain of 4 on third down to move the sticks.
Shameen Jones takes a jet sweep on the next play for a 33-yard gain to the Michigan 3.
Johnny Langan bangs it into the end zone two plays later for his second touchdown of the game.
Rutgers 14, Michigan 0 (8:45 2nd)
Michigan still scoreless after Nordin misses field goal
Michigan takes over at its own 14.
Roman Wilson rushes for 9 yards on first down. Blake Corum is tackled for no gain on second down, bringing the first quarter to a close.
END 1ST: Rutgers 7, Michigan 0
Haskins moves the chains with a 1-yard run to the 24 of Michigan.
Milton misses to Ronnie Bell on first down, then throws just a touch too far for Mike Sainristil on second down. He lobs a deep ball to Giles Jackson on third down, and that one’s complete for a big gain of 31 yard.
It’s first-and-10 at the Rutgers 45.
Milton tries another deep throw to Bell on the next play, and this one draws a defensive holding penalty. Michigan has a first down at the 35 of Rutgers, now.
Milton rushes for 2 yards on first down. Zach Charbonnet picks up 2 yards on second down. Giles Jackson can’t hold onto a third-down throw, ending the drive.
Quinn Nordin misses a 49-yard field goal wide-wide-wide-right. Michigan is still scoreless.
Rutgers 7, Michigan 0 (11:58 2nd)
Michigan slows Rutgers momentum with quick stop
Rutgers takes over at its own 27. The Scarlet Knights lead Michigan 7-0 with 2:54 to go in the opening frame.
Noah Vedral on first down hits Bo Melton for a pickup of 12.
He then completes a 4-yard throw to Johnny Langan. Vedral on second down rushes for 2 yards, bringing up third-and-4. Vedral completes the third-down throw, but it’s for no gain.
Rutgers will punt.
Rutgers 7, Michigan 0 (0:43 1st)
Michigan goes backward in attempt to answer Rutgers touchdown
Michigan’s offense takes over at the 28 after a return by Blake Corum. The Wolverines trail 7-0 and have coughed the ball up in Rutgers territory on each of its first two possessions.
Hassan Haskins on first down rushes for 5 yards. Joe Milton is sacked for a loss of 7 on second down and then throws incomplete to Mike Sainristil on third down.
Rutgers 7, Michigan 0 (2:54 1st)
Rutgers takes first lead of game on explosive four-play
Rutgers takes over at its own 43 after the turnover on downs.
Noah Vedral loads up and throws deep to Aron Cruickshank, who comes down with the jump ball in single coverage for a pickup of 43 yards to the Michigan 14.
Aaron Young rushes for 10 yards on the next play, bringing up first-and-goal at the 4.
Johnny Langan loses a yard on first down, then picks up 3 yards and 6 points on the next play with a rushing touchdown.
Rutgers 7, Michigan 0 (4:33 1st)
Michigan turns ball over on downs in Rutgers territory
Michigan takes over at its own 26.
Joe Milton goes back to opening-drive fumbler on the first play of the series, connecting with Cornelius Johnson for a pickup of 22 yards to the Michigan 48.
Hassan Haskins rushes for 3 yards on first down, crossing into Rutgers territory. Hassan Haskins on second down rushes for a yard. A third-down throw to the end zone is too far the intended receiver, falling incomplete.
Rutgers is flagged for running into the kicker on fourth down. That’s a 5-yard penalty but doesn’t give Michigan an automatic first down, so it’ll be fourth-and-1 at the Rutgers 43.
Michigan gets a brutal spot on fourth down as Joe Milton comes up inches short of the first-down marker.
Turnover on downs.
Michigan 0, Rutgers 0 (6:16 1st)
Michigan brings pressure to stunt Rutgers drive
Rutgers takes over at its own 29 after recovering a fumble. It’ll look to score the first points of the game, as we sit here with 11:07 left in the first quarter.
Isaih Pacheco rushes for 2 yards on first down. Shameen Jones hauls in a 9-yard reception on the next play that’s good for a new set of downs at the Rutgers 40.
A holding penalty makes it first-and-20 at the 30.
Noah Vedral throws a completion to Aron Cruickshank for a 6-yard gain, and is then sacked for a loss of 7 on second down. A 9-yard completion on third down won’t be enough.
Giles Jackson waves for a fair catch at the 33.
Michigan 0, Rutgers 0 (8:10 1st)
Michigan fumbles, turns ball over on opening drive
Michigan takes over at its own 35 with 14:07 left in the opening quarter.
Hassan Haskins rushes for a loss of 1 yard on first down and a gain of 6 on second down. Joe Milton hits Nick Eubanks on a screen that goes for 16 yards on third down, bringing up first-and-10 at the Rutgers 44.
Chris Evans rushes for 4 yards on first down and gets 2 on the air on second down. It’s third-and-4. Joe Milton hits Cornelius Johnson for an easy first down, but Johnson is then stripped. The ball is recovered by Rutgers. Turnover.
Michigan 0, Rutgers 0 (11:07 1st)
Michigan defense forces three-and-out to start game
Michigan will defer to start the game, and takes over on defense after Rutgers returns the opening kickoff to its 27.
Isaih Pacheco rushes for 2 yards on first down. Noah Vedral throws on the next two downs, and both of his passes fall incomplete.
Adam Korsak’s punt is fair caught by Giles Jackson at the Michigan 35.
Michigan 0, Rutgers 0 (14:07 1st)
Michigan will try to end a three-game slide when it takes on Rutgers on Saturday night.
The Wolverines (1-3) have not won a game since their season opener at Minnesota, a stretch that includes losses to in-state rival Michigan State and their first loss to Indiana since 1987.
Likewise, the Scarlet Knights lug a three-game losing streak into Saturday night’s contest, not having won since their season opener at Michigan State.
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Michigan at Rutgers
► Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, SHI Stadium, Piscataway, New Jersey.
► TV/Radio: Big Ten Network/950 AM
► Records: Both teams are 1-3