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Late Safety helps Michigan escape with win over Terrapins 31- 24

Michigan’s defense ultimately came up as the difference between a win and a loss.  With 3:38 seconds left in the 4th quarter; Michigan forced Maryland quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa to throw a pass that was ruled intentional grounding inside of the end zone resulting in a Safety.  Michigan extended their lead to 31 to 24 and iced the game at that point.  The game can be summarized by comparing both teams' rushing yards. 

Michigan was able to rush for 150 yards and averaged 3.3 yards per rush, while Maryland was held to a season low 15 yards.  Maryland turned the ball over 3 times including 2 interceptions thrown and 1 fumble lost.  Michigan did allow 247 passing yards, however the Wolverines made up for it on offense accumulating for 291 total yards but did not have a passing or receiving touchdown. 

Michigan running back Blake Corum carried the workload rushing 28 times for 94 yards and 2 touchdowns, while Semaj Morgan added a 13-yard touchdown run as well.  Michigan quarterback was efficient passing for 12 of 23 completions with 141 yards.  Maryland now drops to a 6-5 record and could not score through the air, but quarterback Billy Edwards Jr. scored 3 touchdowns for the Terrapins. 

The Terrapins will now travel to Rutgers to attempt to stay bowl eligible with a win in New Jersey.  Michigan has now won consecutive games without head coach Jim Harbaugh being on the sideline since the Big 10 three game suspension.  The Wolverines remain undefeated with a 11-0 record and now will face their rival Ohio State University for a chance to win the Big Ten East division securing a spot in the Big 10 championship.  Both the Wolverines and the Buckeyes both remain in contention for the College Football Playoff and next week’s game will be one of the most anticipated THE BIG GAME ever.

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