Michigan QB Dylan McCaffrey has broken collarbone

Angelique S. Chengelis
The Detroit News
Michigan backup quarterback Dylan McCaffrey is upended at the 1-yard line by Penn State safety Garrett Taylor (17) and Micah Parsons (11) while trying to score in the fourth quarter.

Ann Arbor – Michigan backup quarterback Dylan McCaffrey, a redshirt freshman who has been productive in relief of starter Shea Patterson, will be sidelined after suffering an injury in the fourth quarter of Saturday’s win over Penn State.

“He suffered a broken collarbone in the game, which is too bad,” Harbaugh said. “He was doing so well. Sad about that right now.”

There is no timetable for his return, but there are just three games left in the regular season.

McCaffrey was 8-of-15 this season for 126 yards and two touchdowns. He also had run for a score this season. Against Penn State, he had two carries for 14 yards.

Brandon Peters entered the game late in relief of McCaffrey.

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Watson’s big return

Fifth-year senior cornerback Brandon Watson scored on a 62-yard interception return with nine seconds left in the third quarter to build a 28-0 lead. This was his second pick-six of the year — the first was against Maryland — and the third interception of his career.

That was Michigan’s fourth pick-six of the season, tied for the most in FBS.

Watson is the fourth player in program history with two or more interceptions returned for touchdowns joining Lavert Hill (2017-18), Thom Darden (1969-71) and Lance Dottin (1989-91). Only Watson (2018) and Dottin (1991) have had two pick-sixes in a single season.


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