UM - Shea Patterson: 11/17, 144 yds., 2 TDs
PSU - Trace McSorley: 5/13, 83 yds., INT
UM - Karan Higdon: 20 atts., 132 yds., TD
PSU - Tommy Stevens: 10 atts., 52 yds., TD
UM - Nico Collins: 2 recs., 53 yds.
PSU - Pat Freiermuth: 3 recs., 51 yds.
Michigan runs out clock on its way to victory
The kickoff goes for a touchback. Michigan will start at the 25.
Dylan McCaffrey pulls the ball from Tru Wilson and gets 7 yards. Wilson then picks up 5 and a first down. Wilson goes for a couple more yards on the next play, and that'll do it for this one.
Michigan 42, Penn State 7 (FINAL)
Penn State ends shutout late in fourth
Jake Moody's kick goes for a touchback.
Tommy Stevens is back in. He hands it to Miles Sanders on first down for no gain. Stevens finds a seam and reaches the 41-yard-line with a 16-yard gain.
Stevens gets it to Journey Brown for a 9-yard reception on first down to reach midfield. Brown gets to the edge and picks up a first down with an 8-yard run.
Khaleke Hudson brings Stevens down at the 50 for an 8-yard sack. Stevens goes up the middle on second down for a gain of 4. Michael Dwumfour is called for offsides, making it third-and-9. Pat Freiermuth catches a 7-yard pass to make it fourth-and-2, which Penn State will go for.
Timeout #2 Michigan (3:35 4th)
Stevens makes a nice throw while being chased by the Michigan defense, finding Jahan Dotson for a 19-yard gain that'll make it first-and-10 at the Michigan 15.
Jim Harbaugh will challenge the call on the field. The call is confirmed. The shutout now looks rather bleak.
Stevens is chased down by Hudson after picking up 3. He gets 4 more on second down. Stevens gets into the end zone on third down to shatter the shutout.
Michigan 42, Penn State 7 (1:59 4th)
Just like that, it's a six-score game
Michigan takes over at the 12.
Chris Evans runs for 3 yards on first down and 1 yard on second down. Dylan McCaffrey gets his running game on, reaching the 1-yard-line with a 7-yard gain.
Evans punches it in from 1 yard out.
Michigan 42, Penn State 0 (7:44 4th)
Wolverines add insult to injury with chant, INT
Before the kickoff, Michigan fans mock Penn State by chanting "We are Penn State!" to the tune of Kernkraft 400. Good googily moogily.
The kick is returned to the 17.
And that's followed by another interception - this one thrown by McSorley - by David Long.
Michigan 35, Penn State 0 (9:43 4th)
The rout is officially on
Shea Patterson completes a 5-yard pass to Karan Higdon on first down. Patterson scrambles for 7 yards on second down to move the chains.
Patterson throws a bomb to Tarik Black down the left sideline for a Michigan touchdown, but the grand return is ruined by a holding penalty. First-and-20 coming up.
Chris Evans gets some of those yards back with a 32-yard run to the right side that'll make it first-and-10 at the Penn State 19.
Patterson fakes the handoff to Evans and jukes a defender on his way to an 11-yard gain.
Ben Mason gets the handoff, is popped at the line, but fights forward for a gain of 2. Higdon goes up the middle on the next play and reaches the end zone. The rout is officially on.
Michigan 35, Penn State 0 (9:49 4th)
McSorley in-and-out of game with knee injury
Jake Moody's kick bounces in the end zone for a touchback.
Trace McSorley reenters the game for the Nittany Lions. He's chased down by Kwity Paye after picking up 3 yards with his feet to end the third quarter.
Michigan 28, Penn State 0 (End 3rd)
Now Tommy Stevens is back in. McSorley went into the medical tent after the third quarter ended. Stevens gets 2 yards on first down. He's chased from the pocket on third down and Joshua Uche trips him up after picking up about a yard.
Donovan Peoples-Jones gets shifty on the return and reaches the Michigan 47-yard-line.
Michigan 28, Penn State 0 (13:17 4th)
Penn State backup throws pick-6 on first pass
Penn State will take over at the 30 after a touchback supplemented by an offsides penalty.
Tommy Stevens enters the game for Trace McSorley. He runs for 18 yards on his first snap of the game to get to the 48.
On the next play, Stevens throws it right in the middle of three Wolverines receivers; Brandon Watson picks it off and returns it all the way to the house for a Michigan touchdown. It's unclear which Penn State receiver Stevens was targeting because there was nobody in the area.
Michigan 28, Penn State 0 (0:09 3rd)
Michigan goes 90 yards in 13 plays to extend lead
Shea Patterson is chased from the pocket and flips it to Chris Evans on first down for a 1-yard gain. Evans runs up the middle for a gain of 3. Patterson makes a nice read on the option play on third down and finds a seam. He picks up 11 yards for a Michigan first down.
Karan Higdon picks up 7 tough yards up the middle on first down and Evans moves the chains with a 4-yard gain.
Donovan Peoples-Jones is absolutely hammered by Amani Oruwariye, who is initially called for targeting. The call is overturned, though, and it'll be second-and-10. Patterson is chased from the pocket and makes a nice throw to Peoples-Jones for a 7-yard reception.
Timeout #1 Michigan (4:46 3rd)
Higdon gets the hole he was looking for on third-and-3, getting to the Penn State 38-yard-line with a run of 19 yards.
Evans rushes for 3 yards on first down and is dropped for a loss of 1 on second down. Evans catches a pass in the flat with room to run on third down, getting 24 yards on the reception to make it first-and-10 at the 11.
Patterson runs for 4 yards on first down. He fakes the handoff and goes over the top to Zach Gentry to finish off a 13-play, 90-yard touchdown drive.
Michigan 21, Penn State 0 (0:56 3rd)
McSorley out of whack with 14-point deficit ahead of him
Miles Sanders takes the. direct snap and is stopped for a gain of only 1. Trace McSorley's throw on second down is a wild one that goes off the hand of Brandon Watson on its way to the turf. McSorley is flushed from the pocket on third down and is knocked out-of-bounds by Tyree Kinnel 4 yards short of the marker.
The ensuing punt goes out of the end zone. Michigan is flagged for holding on the punt, meaning Michigan will take over at the 10.
Michigan 14, Penn State 0 (8:01 3rd)
Michigan running game sputtering in second half
Karan Higdon is still looking to get back on track since being kept in check after a monster first quarter. He gets 1 yard on a first-down carry. Shea Patterson takes it himself on second down for a gain of 7. Higdon is whacked a yard short of the first-down marker to bring out the punt team.
Will Hart's punt goes out of the end zone.
Michigan 14, Penn State 0 (9:27 3rd)
Michigan defense making life difficult for McSorley
Trace McSorley misses the mark with a first-down pass to KJ Hamler. Miles Sanders gets to the right edge for a pickup of 4. McSorley tries to run for the first down but is chased down by Devin Bush a yard short of the marker.
Blake Gillikin's punt goes out-of-bounds at the 36.
Michigan 14, Penn State 0 (11:37 3rd)
Michigan goes three-and-out to start second half
Ambry Thomas returns the opening second-half kick for Michigan deep into Penn State territory. It'll be called back for holding, however, and the Wolverines will take over at the 22.
Karan Higdon picks up a yard on first down. Chris Evans gets the bubble screen and gets popped after a gain of 5. Shea Patterson can't complete a third-down throw to Sean McKeon and Michigan will punt.
After a blocking penalty on the punt, Penn State will take over at the 17
Michigan 14, Penn State 0 (13:10 3rd)
First half leaders
UM - Shea Patterson: 5/9, 95 yds., TD
PSU - Trace McSorley: 5/10, 83 yds.
UM - Karan Higdon: 14 atts., 99 yds.
PSU - Miles Sanders: 4 atts., 9 yds.
UM - Nico Collins: 2 recs., 53 yds.
PSU - Pat Freiermuth: 2 recs., 44 yds.
Michigan runs out clock to end half
Shea Patterson is sacked for a big loss on first down. They'll let the clock expire.
Michigan 14, Penn State 0 (End 2nd)
Another third-down sack keeps Penn State scoreless before half
Trace McSorley's pass on first down is just beyond his receiver and falls incomplete. Miles Sanders makes a man miss at the original line-of-scrimmage and he musters a 9-yard gain out of the ordeal. Sanders takes the direct snap and picks up 2 yards for a first down.
McSorley is forced out of the pocket on first down and gets to the sideline for a 1-yard gain that'll stop the clock. Pat Freiermuth hauls in a 19-yard reception that'll make it first-and-10 at the Penn State 41.
KJ Hamler is McSorley's target on the next play, and he picks up 20 on his way to the Michigan 39.
McSorley throws it away on first down. He has DeAndre Thompkins wide open down the left sideline on second down, but McSorley overthrows his receiver. That would have been an easy touchdown. Michigan brings the heat on third down and Jordan Glasgow sacks McSorley for a loss of 7 yards.
That's Michigan's third, third-down sack of the game today.
Timeout #2 Penn State (1:01 2nd)
Penn State's punt goes for a touchback.
Michigan 14, Penn State 0 (0:54 2nd)
Michigan can't put foot on gas near end of the first half
Shea Patterson throws it complete to Nico Collins on first down for a gain of 7. Patterson is chased from the pocket on second down and wisely chucks the football out-of-bounds. Patterson keeps it on third down but can't find room to run; he's dropped for a loss of 3. Michigan will go for it on fourth-and-7.
Timeout #3 Michigan (3:21 2nd)
After the timeout, Michigan reconsiders its fourth-down play and will now punt the ball. Michigan allows the play clock to run out to give Will Hart more room to work with.
Will Hart's punt is downed at the 10.
Michigan 14, Penn State 0 (3:12 2nd)
Winovich and Uche drop McSorley on third down again
Jake Moody's kick is fielded by KJ Hamler and returned to the 23.
Trace McSorley keeps on the option play and is dropped for a loss of 1. Miles Standers is wrapped up after a 3-yard gain to make it third-and-8. McSorley has absolutely no chance to make a play, as Joshua Uche and Chase Winovich tag-team the Penn State quarterback for a sack of 7 yards.
Donovan Peoples-Jones gets loose on the punt return and gets all the way to Penn State's 38.
Michigan 14, Penn State 0 (4:54 2nd)
Peoples-Jones extends Michigan's lead to 14
Ben Mason gets 2 yards on first down. Karan Higdon falls forward on a second-down run to pick up 6 yards. Higdon shakes and shimmies to get beyond the first-down marker, picking up 3 to move the sticks.
Shea Patterson goes deep to Donovan Peoples-Jones in the end zone, but the throw is slightly under-thrown and John Reid makes a nice play to force an incompletion. Patterson escapes pressure and goes up the middle on second down for a 3-yard gain.
Timeout #2 Michigan (9:27 2nd)
Penn State is called for offsides, making it third-and-2. Higdon is stuffed at the line for no gain to force fourth down. Mason hits the hole with force to pickup a Michigan first down.
Chris Evans gets the handoff on first down, getting 2 yards. Higdon goes for another yard on second down. Michigan's offensive line not getting the same push that it did early in the game. Peoples-Jones is open in the end zone and Patterson puts it right on the money for a Michigan touchdown.
Michigan 14, Penn State 0 (6:52 2nd)
Winovich fumble recovery gives Michigan ball back
Josh Metellus is flagged for pass interference on Penn State's first play of the drive. That'll put the Nittany Lions at midfield.
Miles Sanders fumbles the handoff on the following play, and it's picked up by Chase Winovich. Michigan will take back over at the 49.
Michigan 7, Penn State 0 (12:03 2nd)
Nordin's field goal blocked
Karan Higdon picks up 3 yards on first down and gets 8 on second down to move the sticks and give the offense some breathing room.
Michigan 7, Penn State 0 (End 1st)
Michigan returns from the first-quarter intermission by taking a shot downfield. Nico Collins hauls in a diving 47-yard reception to reach the Penn State 37.
Higdon gets 5 yards on the next play. That'll put Michigan over 100 rushing yards on the evening. Patterson is flushed from the pocket and manages to pick up a yard on second down to make it third-and-4. Higdon is stuffed at the line for a loss of 1 on the next play to force fourth-and-5.
Quinn Nordin's 50-yard field goal attempt is blocked and picked up by Garrett Taylor, who returns it all the way to the house for a Penn State touchdown.
Both teams are assessed fouls for blocks below the waist, and Michigan receives an additional unsportsmanlike foul for its bench entering the field of play.
Penn State will get the ball at its own 35.
Michigan 7, Penn State 0 (12:10 2nd)
Michigan defense keeping McSorley at bay
Penn State takes over at its own 40.
Trace McSorley hits Jahan Dotson over the middle on first down for an 11-yard gain that'll move Penn State into Michigan territory.
McSorley rolls right and picks up 1 yard on the ground. Tommy Stevens barrels forward for a 4-yard gain on second down. McSorley overshoots Dotson on third down and Penn State will punt.
Blake Gillikin's punt is a beautiful one, going out at the 5.
Michigan 7, Penn State 0 (1:06 1st)
Michigan turns the ball over on fourth down in Penn State territory
Shea Patterson takes the snap on first down with five receivers wide. He throws to Zach Gentry on first down for an 11-yard pickup.
Chris Evans is stuffed for a 1-yard gain. Tarik Black is in the game for Michigan on second-and-9. Karan Higdon is hit hard on a 3-yard pickup. Patterson throws a rocket to Donovan Peoples-Jones on a slant route for a reception of 8 yards that'll give the Wolverines a first down.
Higdon drops a screen pass on first down, but gets 5 yards on the ground on second down.
Timeout #1 Michigan (3:45 1st)
Ben Mason gets the handoff on third down and picks up 3 to set up a manageable fourth-and-2 from the Penn State 40. Patterson's throw on fourth down is knocked down by a Nittany Lion linebacker.
Michigan 7, Penn State 0 (2:56 1st)
Penn State goes three-and-out after delay-of-game
Jake Moody's kick goes for a touchback.
Penn State tries some trickery, moving Miles Sanders over to take the snap, but Penn State can't get the ball off in time. It'll be first-and-15. Sanders gets 4 yards on first down. Trace McSorley fires a bullet to Brandon Polk, who can't hold onto the ball. The pass bounces off a few defenders on its way to the turf. McSorley gets free up the middle but slides just before the first-down marker. The play probably should have been reviewed, but Penn State will punt.
Donovan Peoples-Jones calls for a fair catch at the Michigan 29.
Michigan 7, Penn State 0 (6:47 1st)
Higdon, Patterson run to early Michigan lead
Karan Higdon picks up 1 yard on first down and bruises forward for a 10-yard pickup on second down to give Michigan a new set of downs.
Higdon breaks free through the middle and goes all the way to the Penn State 16-yard-line with a 50-yard gain.
Chris Evans gets the handoff now and he picks up 4. Evans gets 3 more on second down to make it third-and-3. Shea Patterson takes it from the pistol and fakes to Higdon before getting to the left edge for a 4-yard gain that'll make it first-and-goal from the 4.
Higdon goes up the middle for a gain of 2. Patterson runs an identical play to the third-down option from moments ago, this time pulling the ball from Ben Mason on his way to the end zone.
Michigan 7, Penn State 0, (8:12 1st)
McSorley sacked twice on opening drive
Michigan has won the toss and deferred to the second half. The kick is taken for a touchback and Penn State will take over at the 25.
Trace McSorley finds Pat Freiermuth wide-open over the middle for a 25-yard gain that'll put Penn State at midfield.
Miles Sanders is stuffed for no gain on second down and Chase Winovich sacks McSorley for a loss of 6 on second down. Joshua Uche gets to the Penn State quarterback in the blink of an eye on third down and drops McSorley for a loss of 8.
Penn State is befuddled on the punt and is forced to burn a timeout.
Timeout #1 Penn State (12:22 1st)
Blake Gillikin's punt is downed at the Michigan 24.
Michigan 0, Penn State 0 (12:12 1st)
The tale of the tape
Michigan continues its quest for a Big Ten championship with a Saturday showdown against Penn State. Nolan Bianchi of The Detroit News will provide live updates throughout the game.
MICHIGAN VS. PENN STATE
Kickoff: 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor
TV/radio: ESPN/WWJ 950
Records: Michigan 7-1, 5-0 Big Ten; Penn State 6-2, 3-2
Line: Michigan by 10.5