Live updates: Final: Michigan 28, Penn State 16

Al Willman
The Detroit News

Final stats


Jake Rudock (U-M): 25-of-38, 256 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT

Christian Hackenberg (PSU): 13-of-31, 138 yards, 1 TD


DeVeon Smith (U-M): 13 carries, 39 yards, 1 TD

Saquon Barkley (PSU): 15 carries, 68 yards


Jehu Chesson (U-M): 4 catches, 69 yards

Amara Darboh (U-M): 7 catches, 68 yards, 1 TD

Jake Butt (U-M): 5 catches, 66 yards, 1 TD

Chris Godwin (PSU): 3 catches, 51 yards

Saeed Blacknail (PSU): 1 catch, 25 yards, 1 TD

Special teams

Kenny Allen (U-M): 4-of-4 extra points

Tyler Davis (PSU): 3 field goals (23, 24, 18), 1-of-1 extra points

Jourdan Lewis (U-M): 4 kick returns, 105 yards (55 yard return in fourth quarter)

Michigan wins 28-16

After forcing Penn State to turn the ball over on downs, on an incomplete pass from quarterback Christian Hackenberg on fourth-and-10, Michigan ran for a pair of first downs to seal the 28-16 win Saturday afternoon in Happy Valley.

Michigan adds to lead, goes up 28-16

Michigan responded to Penn State's field goal with a 1-yard touchdown from running back DeVeon Smith. It was set up by a 55-yard kick return by Jourdan Lewis to the Penn State 40-yard-line and a 20-yard run from Jehu Chesson on an end around. With 5:12 left in the fourth quarter, Michigan leads 28-16.

Michigan goal line defense forces another field goal

On its first drive following a Michigan punt, Penn State's offense (helped by a pair of 15-yard penalties by Michigan) was marching. A 17-yard run for quarterback Christian Hackenberg and a 14-yard pass to Saquon Barkley gave the Nittany Lions a first-and-goal at the U-M 9-yard-line. Two plays later, Penn State was at the 1-yard-line. However, the Nittany Lions were forced to kick an 18-yard field goal, Tyler Davis' third of the game. With 8:05 left in the fourth quarter, Michigan leads 21-16.

Michigan holds Penn State to field goal

After having a first-and-goal from the Michigan three-yard-line, Penn State was held to a 23-yard field goal from kicker Tyler Davis, his second of the afternoon. With 14:02 remaining in the fourth quarter, Michigan leads 21-13.

Penn State within striking distance to start the fourth quarter

On the final play of the third quarter, Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg found Chris Godwin on fourth-and-10 for a gain of 38 yards to the Michigan 3-yard-line. Michigan leads 21-10 after three quarters.

The possession was set up by a Jake Rudock fumble at the Penn State 42-yard-line.

Michigan capitalizes on fumble, leads 21-10

After its drive appeared to stall, forcing Blake O'Neill to punt, Michigan receiver Jehu Chesson recovered the muffed return by Penn State at the Nittany Lion 9-yard-line. Three plays later, fullback Sione Houma punched it in from a yard out to add to the Michigan lead. With 6:07 left in the third quarter, the Wolverines are up 21-10.

Michigan stalls on first drive of second half

Michigan appeared to be marching on its first drive of the second half. Quarterback Jake Rudock completed his first five passes for 37 yards. But, the drive stalled after Rudock missed his next three. Blake O'Neill's punt was downed at the Penn State 7-yard-line and with 11:05 to go in the third quarter, Michigan leads 14-10.

Halftime stats


Jake Rudock (U-M): 13-of-21, 182 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT

Christian Hackenberg (PSU): 8-of-15, 69 yards, 1 TD


DeVeon Smith (U-M): 5 carries, 10 yards

Saquon Barkley (PSU): 10 carries, 73 yards


Jehu Chesson (U-M): 3 catches, 62 yards

Jake Butt (U-M): 3 catches, 55 yards, 1 TD

Amara Darboh (U-M): 4 catches, 46 yards, 1 TD

Saeed Blacknail (PSU): 1 catch, 25 yards, 1 TD

Chris Goodwin (PSU): 2 catches, 12 yards

Special teams

Kenny Allen (U-M): 2-of-2 extra points

Tyler Davis (PSU): 1 field goal (23), 1-of-1 extra points

Michigan retakes lead, goes up 14-10

Michigan answered Penn State's touchdown pass with one of its own, a 11-yard connection from quarterback Jake Rudock to receiver Amara Darboh. It was set up by passes of 26 yards (Rudock to Darboh), 11 yards (Rudock to DeVeon Smith) and 16 yards (Rudock to Jake Butt). With 51 seconds to go in the half, Michigan leads 14-10.

Penn State scores, leads 10-7

Late in the first half, Penn State retook the lead. Quarterback Christian Hackenberg, after converting the team's first third down of the game, found receiver Saeed Blacknall for the 25-yard score. With 2:01 to go in the first half, Penn State leads 10-7.

Penn State blocks punt, Wolverines still lead 7-3

Michigan punter Blake O'Neill had his fourth punt of the second quarter blocked by Von Walker. After an interception ended Michigan's last drive of the first quarter, both the Wolverines and Nittany Lions exchanged punts. With 4:05 left in the first half, Michigan maintains a 7-3 lead.

End 1st: Michigan leads 7-3

At the end of the first quarter, Michigan has a 7-3 lead. However, penalties are causing problems for the Wolverines. Michigan has been flagged five times for a total of -30 yards. Four of them came before the snap (two defensive offside penalties, one illegal snap and one false start).

Michigan answers with touchdown

On its next drive, Michigan responded to the Penn State field goal. The drive was extended by key third down conversions on 16- and 39-yard passes from quarterback Jake Rudock to receiver Jehu Chesson. Rudock found tight end Jake Butt for a 26-yard pass-and-catch for the touchdown. The point after attempt was good, and with 7:43 to go in the first quarter, Michigan leads 7-3.

Penn State scores first

Penn State got on the board first, on a 23-yard field goal from kicker Tyler Davis. A 56-yard run from Saquon Barkley took the Nittany Lions to the red zone. However, the Michigan defense stuffed three runs and forced a fourth down, and the field goal attempt. With 11:09 to go in the first quarter, Penn State leads 3-0.

Isaac in, Green and Harris out

According to Angelique Chengelis of The News, Michigan running back Ty Isaac is in uniform for today's game against Penn State. However, running backs Drake Harris (injury) and Derrick Green are not.