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Ann Arbor, MI – PSU vs. Michigan, kick off 3:45pm.


1st Quarter:

Penn State gets the football first. 

McSorley hits his first pass, finding Pat Freiermuth for 25 yards to midfield.

Pennsylvania native Chase Winovich sacks McSorley and the Nittany Lions punt it to the Wolverines.

Michigan RB Karan Higdon gashes the Penn State defense for 50 yards. Wolverines in the red zone. QB Shea Patterson finishes off the 8 play, 76 yard drive with a 2 yard touchdown. Michigan 7 Penn State 0. 8:12 left in the 1st quarter.

Penn State goes 3-and-out on their next drive. McSorley seemed to have the first down but started his slide short of the line to gain. 

Michigan moves the ball into Penn State territory, but LB Jan Johnson comes up with a big pass break-up on fourth down and hte Nittany Lions take over.

Penn State gets a first down, but eventually stalls on their drive. Gilliken pins the Wolverines inside their 10 yard line.

End 1st Quarter: Michigan 7 Penn State 0.


2nd Quarter

Shea Patterson goes up top and hits a big play to get Michigan into Penn State territory.

Former Altoona Mountain Lion Kevin Givens comes up with a big third down stop. Penn State then blocks Michigan’s field goal, Garrett Taylor picks up the block, and runs it back for a touchdown. However, the officials ruled Penn State committed an illegal low block penalty, Nittany Lions keep the ball.

McSorley and Sanders then have trouble with an exchange leading to a turnover. Michigan takes over in Penn State territory.

Michigan not afraid to go for it on fourth down, and the Wolverines convert on 4th and 2 to keep their drive alive. Patterson then finds Donovan Peoples-Jones for a 23 yard TD pass. Michigan 14 Penn State 0. 

Penn State goes 3-and-out. McSorley with no chance on 3rd down, and gets sacked again. Michigan returns the punt into Nittany Lion territory. LB Jan Johnson makes another great play on 3rd down, forcing a Michigan punt.

McSorley hits Freiermuth and Hamler on consecutive plays to put Penn State into Michigan territory. Less than two minutes left until halftime. McSorley then overthrows DeAndre Thompkins for an easy touchdown. That is costly. McSorley sacked on the ensuing play.

Halftime | #5 Michigan 14 #14 Penn State 0.

Final | Michigan 42 – Penn State 7

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