Michigan-Maryland: Recap, score, analysis for Week 11 game (November 11, 2017)

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Michigan easily beat Maryland, 35-10, Saturday in College Park, Md. Stay here for live updates, scores and analysis.

Michigan got out to an early lead and never looked back, while Maryland, with a walk-on quarterback who just joined the program this spring, was largely helpless.

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Fourth quarter

FINAL: Michigan 35, Maryland 10. The Wolverines were thoroughly dominant, even with a second-half that did not feature much scoring.

(7:49): Michigan had 19 yards offense in the second half and was facing third-and-12. Peters finds Evans in space and he turns short pass into 20 yards and a much-needed first down.

Michigan 28, Maryland 10 (9:46): The Terps score on a 10-yard pass from Brand to Jacobs, capping an 11-play, 75-yard drive. Maryland has out-gained Michigan 228-21 in the second half. The Wolverines need a good drive to squash any Maryland momentum.

(13:23): Defensive end Rashan Gary goes down after a hard hit on Brand. It was a clean hit, with Gary leading with his right shoulder. Possible stinger??

End of third quarter: Michigan 28, Maryland 3

Michigan was outgained 148-21 in the third quarter and picked up just one first down, but the defense continues to keep Maryland out of the end zone. Mo Hurst and Chase Winovich have had tremendous games. The offensive efficiency of the first half didn’t return from the locker room.

Third quarter:

(5:25): Good field position has meant nothing for Michigan this half. Two drives have resulted in 7 plays, 19 yards and 2 punts to waste starting spots of the Maryland 47 and the Michigan 41.

(11:20): BTN reports that Karan Higdon is out of the game with an injured right ankle. He had 50 yards on 10 carries plus another 48 yards on 2 receptions in the first half.

(13:00): Another three-and-out and forced punt for the defense results in Michigan starting on offensive drive in Maryland territory for the fourth straight drive. This time it’s from the Terps’ 47.

End of First half: Michigan 28, Maryland 0

Halftime notes:

  • K Quinn Nordin and Jim Harbaugh were shown shouting at each other on the sideline after Nordin pushed a 31-yard field goal attempt wide right. That’s the third straight field goal attempt Nordin has missed after making 10 in a row. He also missed 2 PATs in the last month. Nordin saved Michigan’s offense so often in the red zone early this season but he has the look of no confidence right now. Don’t be surprised to see Kyle Seychel, Ryan Tice or kickoff specialist James Foug get the next opportunity.
  • The defense has been smothering, allowing just 112 total yards and 6 first downs. Last week it was Khaleke Hudson who was all over the place. This week it’s the D-line with Mo Hurst leading the team with 6 tackles and 1 sack, and Chase Winovich with 5 tackles. Winovich has 3 of the 5 tackles for loss for Michigan.
  • David Long has come up with his second big INT on the road this season. He had one at Penn State that enabled the Wolverines to rebound from an early 14-0 deficit that they cut to 14-13 in the second quarter.
  • Peters is 6 of 11 for 114 yards and 2 touchdowns. He continues to be efficient and doing a good job of not putting the ball in harm’s way. Short fields provided by defense and special teams haven’t hurt, either.

Michigan 28, Maryland 0

Second quarter

2:38: David Long picks off a Brand pass in the end zone, spoiling Maryland’s first scoring threat of the game. It is just the seventh INT of the season for Michigan. Long returns it 80 yards to the Maryland 20.

Michigan 28, Maryland 0 (8:21): Peters to McKeon for a 3-yard passing touchdown makes it three TDs in four minutes for the Wolverines. The score was set up by a blocked punt by Metellus, who shot through protection to get to the rugby-style kick of Wade Lees.

Maryland got no help from the replay official who overturned a would-be first-down reception by Taivon Jacobs.

Michigan 21, Maryland 0 (11:21): Maryland is resigned to attempting trickery, and it isn’t working for the Terps. DJ.Durkin decided to call a fake punt on fourth-and-7 from his own 30. Three yards wasn’t enough. Good job by the Michigan defense to stay home, specifically freshmen Jaylen Kelly-Powell and Brad Hawkins.

On first down, all that running up the gut paid dividends. Peters had an easy throw to Gentry for a 33-yard touchdown off play-action. Gentry ran down the seam as Maryland’s defense focused on stopping the run.

Michigan 14, Maryland 0 (12:21): Evans gets his third rushing touchdown in the last two games, fighting into the end zone from 1 yard out. Good lead block from Khalid Hill and push up front from the O-line. Will have to look at this closer but I’m not sure Michigan has attempted a run to the outside yet.

Key play on the 5-play, 66-yard drive was 35-yard pass from Peters to Higdon, with a 15-yard roughing the passer tacked on at the end. Peters got out of pocket, stayed poised and found Higdon for a short completion that the junior running back turned into much more.

First quarter

End of first quarter: Michigan 7, Maryland 0

Michigan has the lead thanks to a 9-play, 67-yard drive on its second possession of the game, and a defense that has allowed just two first downs and 16 net yards. Peters is 3 of 7 passing for 43 yards, while the run game has produced 59 yards. Chris Evans and Karan Higdon each have 27 yards on the ground so far.

A couple notes:

  • Freshman Cesar Ruiz started at right guard although Michael Onwenu did travel and dress for the game.
  • Safety Josh Metellus is playing. Metellus was ejected from last week’s game against Minnesota in the second half.

Michigan 7, Maryland 0 (6:11): Michigan’s second drive ends with Baltimore native Henry Poggi scoring his first career touchdown on a 2-yard run up the gut. Fullbacks scoring on the goal line has usually meant Khalid Hill but this time it was Poggi’s turn. Michigan’s run game has gained 51 yards on 11 carries while concentrating in between the tackles. Big play of the drive, however, came in the passing game. Peters got great protection and hit Gentry on a crossing route that picked up 21 yards on third-and-7 to the Maryland 5-yard line.

11:10: Michigan punts on opening drive after picking up two first downs. Maryland got away with two questionable no calls in pass coverage, one on a pass intended for Donovan Peoples-Jones and then another intended for Grant Perry. Michigan’s pass game isn’t going to get any help.

Michigan 0, Maryland 0, (15:00, 1Q): Michigan and Maryland have kicked off at Maryland Stadium. Michigan received the opening kickoff and picks up a first down with a 9-yard pass from Brandon Peters to TE Zach Gentry on a second-and-6 play.


For Michigan, TE Tyrone Wheatley is in uniform and is going through warmups, as is WR Grant Perry. OL Michael Onwenu traveled to Maryland with the Wolverines, and is warmups.

There’s been no sign yet of RB Ty Isaac, who did not play in last week’s win against Minnesota. Also no sign of WR Nico Collins.

Per Michigan radio, WR Kekoa Crawford did not travel to Maryland.

For Maryland, QB Max Bortenschlager is warming up with Ryan Brand and Caleb Henderson. Bortenschlager was questionable for today’s game; earlier in the week, it was announced he had an upper-body injury.

Michigan-Maryland game time, information

Time: 3:30 p.m. ET

Date: Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017

Location: Maryland Stadium, College Park, Md.

Weather: Sun mixing with clouds, high 41 degrees, 0 percent chance of rain.

The line: Michigan by 16.5

What TV channel is showing Michigan-Maryland?

The Michigan-Maryland game will be televised on Big Ten Network. You can find the station here

How can I watch Michigan-Maryland online?

The Michigan-Maryland game can be watched online at www.btn2go.com.

How can I listen to Michigan-Maryland on the radio?

The Michigan broadcast can be heard on the U-M/IMG Sports Network, with flagship WWJ-AM (950) in Detroit. The Maryland broadcast can be found on the Maryland Sports Radio Network, Sirius channel 135 and XM channel 195.

Michigan-Maryland preview, 3 keys to game

1. Make Maryland’s offense one-dimensional

The Wolverines defense needs to put pressure on Maryland’s quarterback, whoever that will be, and needs to contain Maryland’s running backs. The Terrapins are fourth in the Big Ten in rushing offense (172.6 yards) and Ty Johnson averages 78.1 yards rushing in nine games. If Johnson isn’t producing, the Wolverines have to focus on Lorenzo Harrison, who averages 47.9 yards rushing. Maryland has used three quarterbacks in its first nine games, and its third — Max Bortenschlager — is a game-time decision due to an upper-body injury, sustained last weekend in Maryland’s loss to Rutgers. Ryan Brand, a walk-on, could become Maryland’s fourth starting quarterback this season, and the Wolverines have little to work with as far as knowing what kind of quarterback Brand is, as he is 8-for-12 passing for 68 yards in three games.

2. Continue the offensive line’s progression

The offensive line is finding its footing at one of the most important points of the season. The five-man unit must continue that upward trajectory as it prepares to face Wisconsin and Ohio State in the final two weeks of the regular season. The offensive line needs to continue to work together as a unit and not as five individuals with assignments. The offensive line’s cohesiveness opens opportunities for its running backs to find holes — Michigan has rushed for at least 300 yards in its last two games — and provides better protection for quarterback Brandon Peters, who will make his second start for the Wolverines. Peters completed 8 of 13 passes for just 56 yards and a touchdown last week against Minnesota, but could have more chances to throw this week against the Terrapins.

3. Put together a full road game

Michigan plays its first road game since a 42-13 loss Oct. 21 at Penn State. The Wolverines are 2-1 this season in true road games, and play back-to-back road games for the second time since October 14; following Saturday’s game at Maryland, the Wolverines play Nov. 18 at Wisconsin. Michigan has seen both its best and its worst in its three road games this season; the Wolverines got a stellar performance from backup quarterback John O’Korn in a Sept. 23 win at Purdue, needed overtime for an Oct. 14 win at Indiana and got routed Oct. 21 at Penn State. The Wolverines, however, showed glimpses of what it could do on the road: one good half on the road in a 28-10 win at Purdue, and one good quarter in the loss at Penn State. It has to put together a full, consistent game in all facets at Maryland.

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