Michigan Wolverines: Week 11 Recap


First Quarter:

Michigan Wolverines get off to a slow start. After allowing more yard via penalties on defense than generating on offense after the first drives. Michigan has multiple penalties and give Michigan State multiple extra chances.

The Spartans were able to score first and take an early 7-0 lead over the Wolverines. After a throw to the fullback after a play-action on the goal line.

Michigan drives downfield led by Nico Collins after he has a few catches on the drive. The Wolverines will be tackled on the five-yard line as time expires in the first quarter. Michigan State up 7-0.

Second Quarter:

Michigan would score on the first play of the second quarter making this game tied at 7. Haskins ran it in from the wildcat formation. The Wolverines have been smart to use the wildcat formation for their goal-line run plays the last couple of weeks. This worked well since they removed the quarterback from the field, they can have an additional blocker.

Michigan would then be pinned on their own two-yard line after a Spartan punt to start their next drive. The Wolverines seemed to be up to the task however as they were indeed able to go 98 yards for a touchdown. The long drive was capped off by a Patterson touchdown pass to tight end Eubanks. as Michigan takes a 14-7 lead.

Before the half, Michigan will go on to add a field goal and take a 17-7 lead into half time. Michigan State will be getting the ball to start the second half.

Third Quarter:

Michigan State starts with the ball but turns it over quickly after quarterback Brian Lewerke threw an interception to cornerback A Thomas.

The Wolverines would go on to score in only four plays after going 52 yards for the touchdown. This is is from Patterson to wide receiver Peoples-Jones. This score brings the game to 24-7 Wolverines.

Michigan State will finally end the Wolverine 24 straight point streak after their following drive ended in a field goal. 24-10 Michigan. The Spartans drive was aided by a couple of Wolverine penalties. Michigan has been doing a great job this year of shooting themselves in the foot.

Michigan stays right on topic and has a penalty-filled drive on offense however still making it work by converting on 3rd and 20. The drive will end with a 49-yard field goal by Quinn Nordin. 27-10 Michigan Wolverines.

Fourth Quarter:

To start the 4th quarter, Michigan State was going to go for it on fourth and one. However, their left tackle moves first and the false start forces the Spartans to punt on fourth and six.

Michigan’s Viper linebacker Hudson blocks the punt and Michigan will take over on the 22 with a chance to put this game away. On the first play of the drive, Patterson hits Collins in the end zone for the touchdown and immediately cash in on the blocked punt. 34-10 Michigan Wolverines with 14:45 to play in the game.

The Wolverines can not be stopped and they kick another field goal on their next drive. They have now scored on their last six possessions. 37-10 Michigan Wolverines.

Player of the Game:

Quarterback Shea Patterson had a monster game against a rival, He even broke Tom Brady’s record for most passing yards against Michigan State.

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