Michigan takes aim at its third straight win on Saturday in a 3:30 p.m. game at Maryland. Follow the action here with live updates throughout the game by Eric Coughlin of The Detroit News.
Michigan holds off Maryland for comfortable, 35-10, victory
It wasn't always pretty, but Michigan was in control all day on Saturday, defeating Maryland 35-10 in College Park.
Michigan's defense dominated early. At halftime, the score was 28-0, and Michigan had only allowed 112 yards.
In the second half, Maryland was able to move the ball, and Michigan's offense stalled in the third quarter, but Chris Evans and Maryland turnovers allowed Michigan to maintain its sizable lead.
Evans was Michigan's best offensive player after Higdon exited with an injury around halftime. He finished with 80 yards on 15 carries and two touchdowns, plus 29 yards receiving on two catches.
Brandon Peters was adequate but not spectacular. He went 9-for-18 passing with 145 yards and two touchdowns.
Michigan heads to Wisconsin next week, while Maryland will play at Michigan State.
Final score: 35-10 Michigan over Maryland
Walker lost a yard, then Samuels gained a few. Evans caught another screen pass and took it inside Maryland's five, but Michigan was flagged for a hold, its first penalty of the game. From Mayland's 19, Evans juked his way inside Maryland's 10 for a 14-yard gain. On first and goal, Michigan took a knee with fewer than two minutes left. Peters kneeled two more times to end the game with a 35-10 win.
Hudson makes interception for Michigan, 35-10
Maryland started on its own 26. After an incompletion, Maryland completed a pass for no gain. Long was injured on the play. A pass intended for Jacobs was way behind him, setting up third and ten. After a delay of game penalty, Brand threw an interception to Hudson, who ran it back to Maryland's 19. Still 35-10 Michigan.
Evans scores again, 35-10 Michigan
Maryland's kick went out of bounds and Michigan started on its 35. Walker ran for three yards. Evans then lost five yards. On third and long, Peters threw underneath to Evans, who picked up the first down. From Maryland's 47, Evans ran for two yards, then lost a few. Peters's long pass to Peoples-Jones fell incomplete, but Maryland was flagged for pass interference. Walker ran for two yards. Evans juked and hurdled his way to Maryland's 11, a 14-yard gain. Evans then broke several tackles for his second touchdown of the night. 35-10 Michigan.
Maryland scores touchdown, down 28-10
Brand hit Jacobs near midfield, then Long broke up a pass intended for Moore. From Michigan's 48, Brand ran for no gain. On third and 10, Brand hit Moore for seven yards. Rashan Gary was injured on the play. He would jog off favoring his left arm/side. Maryland went for it on fourth and three and got it on a pass to Moore. After a Maryland false start, Johnson took a pitch and lost a yard. From Michigan's 43, Brand threw incomplete, setting up 3rd and 16. Brand hit Maryland's Davenport for a 15-yard gain. Maryland went for it on fourth and one, and Johnson got it with a three-yard run. On first down from Michigan's 29, Harrison ran for a first down, just outside of Michigan's 10. Brand then hit Jacobs for a touchdown. 28-10, Michigan.
Michigan's offense stalling, up 28-3
On third and eight, Peters fired it incomplete. Michigan punted to Maryland's 25. Still 28-3 Michigan.
End third quarter, 28-3 Michigan
Michigan started on its 24. After a Peters incompletion, McDoom took a short pass to end the third quarter 28-3 Michigan.
Maryland gets field goal, down 28-3
Harrison ran for three yards, then six. On third and one, Johnson had a big carry to about midfield. Mike McCray was hurt on the play. Johnson got the wildcat snap, and went for six yards. On second and four, Harrison gained three yards, taking a hard hit from Kinnel. On third and three, Jacobs caught a pass and ran for 26 yards. On first and ten from Michigan's 16, Brand hit Moore on a tunnel screen for a first down. Brand hit Jacobs on a quick out, but Jacobs was tackled just before the goal line. On second and goal from Michigan's one, Funk was dropped for a loss. Brand threw incomplete on third down. Maryland kicked the field goal, 28-3 Michigan.
Maryland ball, down 28-0 in third
With Higdon leaving the game for an ankle injury, Walker ran for 16 yards then two. From Michigan's 44, Evans reversed field, but lost three yards. On third and 11, Peters' screen pass fell incomplete, and Michigan punted to Maryland's 14. Still 28-0 Michigan.
Maryland misses field goal, down 28-0
Brand kept the ball on a read-option and gained 26 yards. After a short run, Johnson ran down just shy of Michigan's 30. On first down, Brand ran to Michigan's 28. On second and five, Harrison ran for two yards. Maryland's Funk ran for no gain. Maryland missed the 43-yard field goal attempt. Still 28-0 Michigan.
Michigan goes three and out again
Walker lost three yards on a run. Peters overthrew Evans on a screen, setting up third and 12. Peters scrambled for a few yards. Michigan's punt bounced into the end zone for a touchback.
Maryland starts second half with punt
Maryland started on its nine. Moore caught a pass for eight yards. Harrison ran for no gain. After a false start, Brand threw incomplete, and Maryland punted to its 47. Still 28-0 Michigan.
Halftime, 28-0 Michigan over Maryland
After a short run, Johnson was tackled for no gain, ending the first half. 28-0 Michigan.
Nordin misses field goal, 28-0 Michigan
On third and three, after two Higdon runs, Peters threw it away. Nordin pushed the 31-yarder wide. Still 28-0 Michigan.
Long gets interception, reverses field position
Maryland started on its 21. Brand was sacked at Maryland's 14. On second down, Johnson ran for a few yards, then Brand completed a pass to the left, but a yard short of the line to gain. Maryland went for it on fourth down and barely got it. From Maryland's 31, Brand threw incomplete. On second and ten, Harrison had a big run, juking his way inside Michigan's 40. Harrison then picked up three yards. On second and seven from Michigan's 31, Moore threw to Brand on a reverse to get the first down. From Michigan's nine, Johnson was tackled for a one-yard loss. On second and goal, Brand's pass was well wide of the intended receiver and fell incomplete. Brand threw an interception to David Long in the end zone and Long was finally tackled on the Maryland 20.
McKeon scores, 28-0 Michigan
Higdon broke several tackles to get down to Maryland's three. Peters hit McKeon on a bootleg for the score.
Michigan blocks punt, up 21-0
Maryland started on its 21. Brand handed it off to Harrison, who got four yards. Johnson ran for a few yards, setting up third and two. Harrison gained four yards on an option to pick up the first down. Brand's pass was overthrown. On second and ten from Maryland's 32, Brand almost threw an interception, but it went through Bush's hands to fall incomplete. After a delay of game, on third and 15, it appeared Brand found Jacobs down the right sideline in Michigan territory for a first down, but it was called an incompletion on review. Maryland punt was blocked by Metellus, and Michigan has it deep inside Maryland territory.
Gentry scores, 21-0 Michigan
Peters found a wide-open Gentry down the seam for the score, 21-0 Michigan.
Fake punt fails for Maryland
Maryland started on its 27. Brand handed off to Harrison, who got three yards. Bush batted a pass down, setting up third and seven. Brand barely got a pass off that fell incomplete. before taking a hard hit from Michigan's Uche. Maryland attempted a fake punt, but it didn't gain the first down. Michigan's ball in Maryland territory, up 14-0.
Evans scores, 14-0 Michigan
Peters scrambled to his right and found Higdon, who ran into Maryland territory. A roughing the passer penalty put the ball on Maryland's 16. Evans ran for five yards then another five to set up first and goal from Maryland's six. Evans gained five more yards. From Maryland's one, Evan went over the pile for the score. 14-0 Michigan.
Michigan gets the ball back
From Maryland's 32, on third and 24, Metellus knocked a pass away, and Maryland punted to Michigan's 34.
End first quarter, 7-0 Michigan
Johnson ran for three yards, giving him 3000 career all-purpose yards. Brand's pass was complete to Moore for the first down. From Mayland's 30, Brand couldn't catch the ball on a quarterback throwback. On second and 10, Jacobs made a leaping grab for 16 yards. From Maryland's 46, Brand overthrew Johnson. On second and ten, A screen to Harrison lost 14 yards to end the first quarter.
Michigan goes three and out
Higdon ran for five yards, and Maryland's Bryce Brand was injured on the play. Higdon then ran for three yards. On third and two, Peters overthrew Wheatley, and Michigan punted to Maryland's 20.
Maryland goes three and out again
Maryland started with the ball on its 35. After a Maryland hold, Winovich made a tackle for loss on a jet sweep. On second and 22 from Maryland's 23, Brand's screen to Johnson went for a six yards. On third and 16, Brand handed it off to Johnson for a short gain. Maryland punted to Michigan's 30.
Michigan drives for touchdown, up 7-0
Higdon ran for three yards then caught a screen for a first down near midfield. Evans found a seam for nine yards to Maryland's 42. On second and one, Evans ran 13 yards for a first down to Maryland's 29. Peters rolled to his right, but his pass was broken up by Maryland's Jackson. On second and 10, Higdon ran for three yards to Maryland's 26. Peters's pass found Gentry, who was pushed out near Maryland's five for the first down. On first and goal, Higdon ran for two yards to Maryland's three. Poggi punched it in on the next play for the touchdown. 7-0 Michigan.
Maryland goes three and out
Johnson took a pitch for a five-yard gain, then Brand overthrew his receiver for an incompletion. On third and five, Brand was under pressure and threw incomplete. Maryland punted to Michigan's 33. Still 0-0.
Michigan punts on first possession, 0-0
Michigan got the ball to start the game at its 12. Higdon ran for four yards, then Peters threw to Gentry for a nine-yard gain. Higdon ran for six yards to Michigan's 36. On second and four, Evans ran for a short gain. On third and two, Evans ran for three yards to get the first down. Peters's throw to Peoples-Jones fell incomplete. Walker ran for two yards, setting up third and eight. Peters's pass was knocked away, and Michigan punted to Maryland's 23. Still 0-0.
MICHIGAN VS. MARYLAND
When: Saturday, 3:30 p.m.
Where: Maryland Stadium, College Park, Md.
TV / radio: BTN / WWJ 950
Records: Michigan 7-2 (4-2 Big Ten), Maryland 4-5 (2-4)
Line: Michigan by 17