Instant Recap: IU fails to maintain halftime lead in loss at No. 4 Michigan


Redshirt junior kicker Logan Justus attempts a kick during IU’s win over Maryland on Nov. 10 at Memorial Stadium. Justus and the Hoosiers play No. 4 Michigan this afternoon. 

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* FINAL: No. 4 Michigan defeats IU 31-20.

The Hoosiers failed to maintain their 17-15 halftime lead, scoring just three points in the second half.

Cam Jones’ targeting penalty will loom large entering next week’s Old Oaken Bucket Game. Both Purdue and IU have 5-6 records entering next Saturday’s game in Bloomington, meaning for the second straight year the winner will reach the postseason while the loser will not qualify for a bowl game.

Peyton Ramsey and Stevie Scott both had success running the ball against a stout Michigan defense today, compiling 51 and 139 yards on the ground, respectively.

IU’s leading receivers was Nick Westbrook, who had 84 receiving yards of the 195 passing yards Ramsey finished the game with.

On defense, Marcelino Ball led IU with 10 tackles, and Ball had an interception. The Hoosier defense did well to “bend and not break,” limiting the Wolverines to six shot field goal attempts, which were all successful. But, the IU defense forced just one punt in the game.

IU still has not beaten Michigan since 1987, and IU hasn’t won a game in Ann Arbor, Michigan, since 1967.

IU, 5-6, has Purdue next weekend while Michigan, 10-1, can win the Big Ten East division with a victory against Ohio State next week.


Purdue has lost to Wisconsin, 47-44, in three overtimes in West Lafayette, Indiana.

Purdue will be 5-6 entering next week’s Old Oaken Bucket game.

* EJECTION (6:03 left in the game) Michigan leads IU 28-20.

Cam Jones is ejected from the game for IU for targeting.

He hit a Michigan player with his helmet on the kickoff following IU’s made field goal.

He will be out for the rest of tonight’s game and for the first half of next week’s game between IU and Purdue.

The Michigan player is down on the field and is being taken off the field in a cart.

* FIELD GOAL (6:10 left in the game) Michigan leads IU 28-20.

Logan Justus connects from 36 yards out to bring IU to a one-possession game.

The Hoosiers made it inside the Michigan red zone, but a loss of four yards on a 3rd and 1 option play forced the Hoosiers to attempt a field goal.

* FIELD GOAL (9:55 left in the game) Michigan leads IU 28-17.

Another short field goal from Jake Moody has extended the Michigan lead. A 23-yard field goal from Moody has the Wolverines up by 11 points with less than 10 minutes to go in the game.

Michigan had generous field position to begin the drive, taking over near midfield after a failed fake punt on 4th and 10 by IU, which featured a reverse handoff to Marcelino Ball.

Michigan has 250 yards passing and 224 yards rushing as a team during the game.

* END Of 3rd quarter: Michigan leads IU 25-17.

IU has the football at the Michigan 47-yard line, facing a 3rd and 10 situation.

Michigan outscored IU 10-0 in the third period.

* FIELD GOAL (2:08 left in the third quarter) Michigan leads IU 25-17.

A big 41-yard pass from Patterson to Gentry helped key another Michigan drive that ends with a field goal.

Moody makes a 33-yard field goal to give the Wolverines an eight-point lead late int he third quarter.

IU’s defense continues to execute the game plan of bending, but not breaking after allowing significant yardage to Michigan.

* INTERCEPTION (8:05 left in the third quarter) Michigan leads IU 22-17.

And the Hoosiers get the back right back. Marcelino Ball intercepts Shea Patterson on an errant throw by the Michigan quarterback.

IU ball at its own 40-yard line.

* FUMBLE (8:45 left in the third quarter) Michigan leads IU 22-17.

IU was making decent progress on its second drive of the second half, as Nick Westbrook had catches for 14 and 20 yards, respectively. But the drive comes to an end as Stevie Scott fumbles the ball just inside Michigan territory.

* TOUCHDOWN (9:44 left in the third quarter) Michigan leads IU 22-17.

IU began the second half with a three-and-out offensive possession, while the Wolverines compiled an 11-play, 67 yard scoring drive. The longest play of the drive was a 16-yard pass from Patterson to Donovan Peoples-Jones.

Karan Higdon scored the touchdown on a two-yard run.

* HALFTIME: IU leads No. 4 Michigan 17-15 at halftime.

Poor clock management by the Wolverines costs them a chance to take the lead before the break.

Michigan made it to the IU two-yard line, but a tackle made by freshman safety Devon Matthews kept the Wolverine receiver in bounds. Game officials then had difficulty getting the ball back to Michigan to get another snap off because Michigan had no timeouts, and the clock expired.

Peyton Ramsey has 105 yards passing and 51 yards rushing, while Stevie Scott has 96 yards rushing himself.

The Hoosier touchdowns have been scored by Scott and wide receiver Ty Fryfogle.

Marcelino Ball has seven tackles to lead the IU defense, which has allowed three field goals, a touchdown and forced one punt.

* TOUCHDOWN (1:33 left in the second quarter) IU leads Michigan 17-15.

The Hoosiers, including Peyton Ramsey, respond in a big way right before halftime. Ramsey escaped the pocket and scrambled and dove for a big first down on 3rd and 7 to start the drive, and followed it up with a perfect pass to Nick Westbrook down the IU sideline for a 41-yard gain.

The drive finished with a seven-yard pass from Ramsey to Ty Fryfogle for the score.

* TOUCHDOWN (4:46 left in the second quarter) Michigan leads IU 15-10.

The breakthrough finally came for the Wolverines on offense via a 41-yard touchdown pass from Patterson to Nick Eubanks.

Eubanks was left open across the middle of the IU defense, and he easily ran into the end zone for his first career touchdown.

Michigan was unsuccessful on a two-point conversion attempt following the score.

* FIELD GOAL (7:39 left in the second quarter) IU leads Michigan 10-9.

The lead swings back in the favor of the Hoosiers midway through the second quarter.

IU’s drive featured a splendid 30-yard catch by Luke Timian on a perfectly thrown ball by Peyton Ramsey.

Stevie Scott also has 85 yards rushing on the day.

Logan Justus made his first field goal of the game, from 41 yards out, to give IU the 10-9 lead.

* FIELD GOAL (9:56 left in the second quarter) Michigan leads IU 9-7.

The Wolverines are back in front for the first time in the second quarter.

Once again, Michigan reached inside the IU red zone, but once again the IU defense refused to allow a touchdown. Michigan gets stuck with two incomplete passes and has to settled for Moody’s third field goal of the game to retake the lead.

A 31-yard pass from Patterson to Ronnie Bell was the big play of the Wolverine drive.

This kick was from 31 yards out.

* FIELD GOAL (14:15 left in the second quarter) IU leads Michigan 7-6.

IU received a huge helping hand from Michigan as a dropped touchdown pass prevents the home team from taking the lead.

Michigan had a 3rd and 4 situation from the IU 12-yard line, when Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson had a wide-open Zach Gentry in the end zone. Patterson’s pass was a bit short, but Gentry was still able to slow down and try to catch the ball, only to have in squirm out of his hands as he tried to complete the catch.

Instead, the Wolverines settled for a 30-yard field goal from Moody.

* END of 1st Quarter: IU leads Michigan 7-3.

The Hoosiers lead the fourth-ranked team in the country by four points after one period.

IU has had a lot of success to start out the game running the ball, with Stevie Scott having a 35-yard rush and   Peyton Ramsey with a rush of 29 yards.

Michigan has the football, at the IU 14-yard line, facing and 2nd and 6 situation. 

Michigan reached the red zone after a pass interference call on Andre Brown Jr. and a successful 4th and 2 rushing play.

* TOUCHDOWN (4:14 left in the first quarter) IU leads Michigan 7-3.

Some explosive running plays highlighted the second offensive possession of the game for IU, which ends with a 13-yard rushing touchdown by Stevie Scott.

Scott had a 35 yard rush through the left side of the IU offensive line, while Peyton Ramsey also had a 29-yard scramble when a passing play broke down.

Scott’s 13-yard touchdown run up the middle of the Michigan defense capped the drive.

Hoosiers lead the Wolverines by four points, as Scott and Ramsey have already combined for more than 100 rushing yards. 

* INTERCEPTION (7:20 left in the first quarter) Michigan leads IU 3-0.

The Hoosiers had a nice opening drive going, with Peyton Ramsey having a heads-up scramble play to get a first down, as well as two completions to Luke Timian.

But, on a 4th and 3 play from the Michigan 39-yard line, Ramsey throws a pass intended for Reese Taylor that was intercepted by Michigan’s Michael Dwumfour for a one-yard loss compared to where the line of scrimmage was.

Michigan ball.

* FIELD GOAL (10:41 left in the first quarter) Michigan leads IU 3-0.

The Wolverines had a successful opening drive to start the game. Running back Karan Higdon had 34 rushing yards on the opening series for Michigan, as the UM offensive line created plenty of hole for him to run through.

Shea Patterson with only 17 yards passing as the IU defense showed some resolve once Michigan reached the red zone.

Jake Moody converted a 32-yard field goal for the Wolverines. 

* IU won the coin toss and differed to the second half. Michigan will receive the opening kickoff. 

* Linebacker Micah McFadden is dressed and warming up for the Hoosiers after leaving last week’s game hurt in the first half.

* The situation is simple for both team’s entering today’s game. IU needs one win from its final two games, at Michigan and at home against Purdue, to qualify for the postseason. Michigan clinches the Big Ten East division title with wins against IU and Ohio State next week. 

* Hello and welcome to today’s live updates page for the IU football game against No. 4 Michigan. The Indiana Daily Student football crew is all in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for today’s game. 

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