Michigan didn't take its first lead on Army until the second overtime of Saturday's Week 2 contest, but in the end, that was all that mattered in a. 24-21 victory.
A cohort of Michigan defenders got to Army quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr. in the latter half of that same overtime session to force a fumble that would seal up a victory for the Wolverines (2-0).
True freshman Zach Charbonnet rushed for 3 touchdowns and 100 yards on 33 carries, Ronnie Bell caught seven passes for 81 yards, and senior defensive back Lavert Hill intercepted a pass on the goal line late in the third quarter to start Michigan's game-tying drive. The Black Knights (1-1) forced four fumbles on the evening and made five tackles-for-loss.
UM - Shea Patterson: 19/29, 207 yds.
Army - Kelvin Hopkins Jr.: 2/4, 43 yds., INT
UM - Zach Charbonnet: 33 atts., 100 yds., 3 TDs
Army: Connor Slomka: 29 atts., 92 yds.
UM - Ronnie Bell: 7 recs., 81 yds.
Army - Artice Hobbs: 2 recs., 43 yds.
Michigan comes out firing to start the second overtime. Shea Patterson sails a pass to an open Nico Collins in the end zone on first down. Tarik Black can't haul in a second-down throw that's not exactly on the money. Patterson's third-down throw is quite awful. Here comes the field goal unit.
Jake Moody's kick from 43 yards is good.
Michigan 24, Army 21
Kevlin Hopkins is stopped for a gain of only 2 yards on first down. Aidan Hutchinson gets to the backfield with ease and wraps Hopkins up for a loss of 3 on second down.
Kwity Paye knocks the ball loose from Hopkins and recovers to seal the game for Michigan.
FINAL: Michigan 24, Army 21
Michigan wins the toss and elects to play defense first.
Connor Slomka rushes for 2 yards on first down and 4 on second down. He's stopped short of the line to gain on third down, but Khaleke Hudson was lined up offsides. First down, Army, at the 14.
Kelvin Hopkins rushes for 8 yards on the next play. Slomka is stopped for no gain on second down. Hopkins gets into the end zone on the next play.
Army 21, Michigan 14
Zach Charbonnet rushes for 4 yards on first down. He's stuffed at the line of scrimmage on second down. Shea Patterson hits Ronnie Bell on a crossing route to pick up a first down at the Army 12.
Tarik Black draws a pass interference penalty on the next play, making it. first-and-goal from the 3.
Charbonnet has his third touchdown of the game.
Michigan 21, Army 21
Army pushes last-second field goal wide right, forcing OT
Kelvin Hopkins makes a throw down the sideline that falls incomplete. Artice Hobbs gets the pitch on second down and reaches midfield with a pickup of 8. Connor Slomka is stopped after a gain of 1. Fourth-and-1 coming up. Army staying on the field.
Hobbs makes the line to gain by a yard despite getting absolutely leveled by Khaleke Hudson. First down for the Black Knights at Michigan's 46.
Slomka steams ahead for a gain of 6 yards on first down. One minute remaining. Hopkins gets the first down with a pickup of 5. Army is 7 yards out of field-goal range.
Slomka is stopped for no gain at the Michigan 35.
Timeout #3 Army (0:17 4th)
Slomka is driven to the turf by Glasgow after a gain of 2. Army spikes it with two seconds remaining. A 50-yard field goal coming up.
Timeout #1 Michigan (0:02 4th)
Cole Talley's first college field goal attempt will sail wide right. Michigan lives to see another set of downs.
END 4TH: Michigan 14, Army 14
Army defense makes huge stop in own territory
Christian Turner is absolutely leveled on a helmet-to-helmet hit by Javhari Bourdeau on first down. Bourdeau is ejected and Michigan gets 15 yards added to the 6-yard run by Turner.
Zach Charbonnet rushes for 2 yards on first down and 5 on second down, making it third-and-7 from the Michigan 44. Shea Patterson gives to Charbonnet one more time, a 5-yard gain that'll give the Wolverines a new set of downs in Army territory.
First-down handoff goes to ... you guessed it, Zach Charbonnet. He gets 3 yards. Patterson keeps it himself on second down for a gain of 4. Patterson is now slow to get up. Charbonnet is tackled for a loss on third down, making it fourth-and-2. Charbonnet is again stopped short of the line to gain.
Army will get it at the 43.
Michigan 14, Army 14 (2:32 4th)
Michigan gets ball back after turnover on downs
Connor Slomka rushes for 5 yards on first down and moves the chains with a 6-yard run on second down.
He gets it again on the next play, this time only getting ay yard. Kelvin Hopkins rushes for 3 yards.
Timeout #2 Army (7:20 4th)
Slomka's 3-yard run on third down isn't enough to keep the drive alive.
Zach Potter's punt is downed at the Michigan 16.
Michigan 14, Army 14 (6:28 4th)
Go-ahead drive stalls deep in Army territory
Shea Patterson opens the drive with a 9-yard completion to Ronnie Bell. Zach Charbonnet is wrapped up for no gain on second down but moves the chains with a 6-yard run on third down.
Patterson misses to Eubanks on first down. Charbonnet goes for 3 yards on the next play. Bell is open over the middle on third down and Patterson finds him for a gain of 11.
Patterson goes back to Bell on the next play, this time for a gain of 12 at the Army 27.
Charbonnet rushes for 2 yards on first down. Patterson completes a 5-yard pass to Eubanks on second down. Charbonnet is stopped for a gain of only one on the next play, but Jim Harbaugh keeps his offense out there. Charbonnet is hit for a loss of 4.
Army will take over at the 23.
Michigan 14, Army 14 (9:58 4th)
Michigan defense picking up momentum
Army takes over at the 25.
The Black Knights take a holding penalty on their next play from scrimmage, making it first-and-18. Kell Walker rushes for 8 yards on first down. He hits Hobbs to his left on second down for a gain of 9. Walker is wrapped up for no gain on third down.
END 3RD: Michigan 14, Army 14
Ronnie Bell fumbles the punt. Josh Metellus recovers at the 32.
Michigan 14, Army 14 (14:49 4th)
After Hill interception, Michigan looking to draw even
Zach Charbonnet gets the ball on consecutive carries to start the drive, picking up 6 yards on each attempt. Michigan has a first down at the 34.
Shea Patterson tucks it and scrambles for a gain of 2. Charbonnet is swallowed at the line of scrimmage by Kwabena Bonsu for no gain on second down. A third-down deep shot to Nico Collins falls incomplete but draws a pass interference flag, giving Michigan a first down at the Army 49.
Charbonnet is wrapped up for no gain on first down. Tarik Black catches a pass in the flat for a gain of 1 on second down. Patterson hits Collins on a slant for a reception that eventually goes 18 yards for a first down at the 30.
Charbonnet goes for a gain of 3 on first down. Patterson overthrows Nick Eubanks on second down, but hits Ronnie Bell on third down for a 25-yard gain. Michigan has it at the 2.
Charbonnet gets into the end zone on his second try.
Michigan 14, Army 14 (2:24 3rd)
Hill picks off Army pass on goal line
Connor Slomka rushes for 2 yards on first down. Army throws its first pass of the game, a 34-yard completion down the right sideline from Kelvin Hopkins to Artice Hobbs. First down Army at the Michigan 29.
Slomka rushes for 8 yards on first down. Hopkins picks up 7 yards with his legs on second down.
Slomka gets 5 more yards on the next play. Second-and-5 from the 9 coming up. Sandon McCoy goes for a yard. Slomka keeps on chugging along, this time picking up 4. It's first-and-goal at the 4.
Hopkins is stopped just short of the goal line. Slomka is flagged for a false start. Second-and-goal from the 6 now. Hopkins is stopped for just a yard.
Timeout #1 Army (7:53 3rd)
Hopkins rolls, throws and is intercepted on the goal line by Lavert Hill. What a timely interception by the senior corner out of Detroit.
Army 14, Michigan 7 (7:43 3rd)
Michigan goes three-and-out to open second half
After an uninspired first-half performance by the Wolverines, Giles Jackson returns the second-half kickoff deep into Army territory ... and it's called back for a blind-side block.
Michigan will start at its own 13-yard-line.
Zach Charbonnet is wrapped up after a gain of only 1 on first down. Dylan McCaffrey comes in at quarterback, throwing incomplete to Tarik Black. He comes right back out of the game. Shea Patterson is sacked on third down. Things could get very real very soon.
Will Hart's punt is fielded by Akyah Mirana and returned to the Michigan 35.
Army 14, Michigan 10 (13:21 3rd)
First half leaders
UM - Shea Patterson: 11/16, 117 yds.
Army - N/A
UM - Zach Charbonnet: 10 atts., 50 yds.
Army - Connor Slomka: 14 atts., 43 yds.
UM - Sean McKeon: 2 recs., 35 yds.
Army - N/A
Michigan fails to cut into Army lead before half
Giles Jackson returns the kickoff to the 23.
Shea Patterson rushes for a gain of 6 yards on first down. He throws a pass complete to Ronnie Bell on second down for a gain of 3. Charbonnet can't find a hole and is wrapped up for no gain on third down. Jim Harbaught keeps the offense out there, and his true freshman back comes through, though it's a 5-yard illegal substitution penalty on Army that winds up getting job done.
Michigan is flagged for a false start. Patterson hits Sean McKeon on first-and-15 for a gain of 13. Patterson is wrapped up for no gain on second down.
Timeout #1 Michigan (0:46 2nd)
Charbonnet picks up a first down with a 5-yard run that gets Michigan to midfield.
Michigan picks up a false start before the next play.
Timeout #2 Michigan (0:33 2nd)
Patterson's first-down throw is incomplete. He finds McKeon over the middle for a gain of 22.
Charbonnet catches a pass and then wisely gets out of bounds for a gain of 6 at the 27. Patterson's second-down throw falls incomplete. He is called for intentional grounding on third down. Goodness.
Timeout #3 Michigan (0:02 2nd)
Quinn Nordin's 55-yard field goal attempt misses the mark by a mile.
END 2ND: Army 14, Michigan 7
Army jumps out to 14-7 lead before halftime
Connor Slomka rushes for 4 yards on first down and 2 on second down. Kelvin Hopkins is wrapped up for a loss of 1 on third down. He throws deep, Army's first passing attempt of the game, for an incompletion on third down, but Lavert Hill is flagged for pass interference. Army will have a first down at the Michigan 25.
Timeout #2 Army (7:35 2nd)
Slomka dives forward for a gain of 4 on first down and 2 on second down. Hopkins gets 2 more on the ground on third down. Army will go for it.
Timeout #3 Army (5:27 2nd)
Slomka powers ahead once more for a gain of 3. First down Army at the 14.
Hopkins keeps it and picks up 4 on first down, 5 on second down. Sandon McCoy gets all the way down to the 1-yard-line for a first down.
Hopkins gets into the end zone with quarterback sneak.
Army 14, Michigan 7 (2:51 2nd)
Michigan loses ball on fumble for third time this game
Zach Charbonnet picks up 4 yards on first down. He rushes to the Michigan 17 for a gain of 7 on second down.
Michigan is called for holding on the next play, making it first-and-18 at the 9.
Charbonnet breaks a few tackles on his way to an 11-yard gain on first down. Patterson drops a nice throw into the hands of Nico Collins for a gain of 15 that'll give Michigan a first down at the 34.
The Wolverines have fumbled for the third time this game. Ben VanSumeren loses it on a carry up the middle, and Army recovers at the Michigan 40.
Michigan 7, Army 7 (9:37 2nd)
Army, Michigan turn ball over on back-to-back plays
Army takes over at the 25 after a touchback.
Army fumbles the pitch on first down, Josh Metellus scoops it, and sends all of Michigan Stadium into a frenzy as he crosses the goal line.
Officials call the touchdown back, saying that Metellus' knee was down when picking up the ball. The call is wildly inaccurate but can't be overturned. Michigan has it at the 21.
Michigan 7, Army 7 (0:16 1st)
Shea Patterson is stripped by a blind-side blitzer on the very next play. Army ball at the 34.
Michigan 7, Army 7 (0:10 1st)
Connor Slomka rushes for 6 yards on first down. That's the end of the quarter.
END 1ST: Michigan 7, Army 7
Slomka gets 3 more yards on second down and Sandon McCoy moves the chains with a gain of 1 on the next play.
Slomka goes for 2 yards on first down, but takes a personal foul after the play. That'll make it second-and-23. McCoy gets 5 yards on the next play but no yardage on third down.
Zach Potter's punt goes 64 yards to the Michigan 6.
Michigan 7, Army 7 (12:02 2nd)
Michigan evens things up late in first quarter
Giles Jackson returns Cole Talley's kickoff to the 30.
Zach Charbonnet gains a yard up the middle on first down. Shea Patterson hits Tarik Black on an out-route for a gain of 8 yards on second down. Charbonnet picks up the first down with a 3-yard run.
Patterson has Ronnie Bell wide-open down the sideline, but the ball sails just out of his receiver's reach. Probably would have been a touchdown. Second-and-10 coming up. Charbonnet hammers forward for a gain of 5. Patterson throws to Charbonnet for no gain on third down.
After a false start penalty makes it fourth-and-10, linebacker Michael Barrett calls for a direct snap and throws a pass that's good for 25 yards to Daxton Hill. Michigan has a first down at the Army 33. Onions!
Nick Eubanks now makes a big play, getting to the 9 with a 24-yard reception.
Christian Turner rushes for 3 yards on first down. Patterson's throws on the next two plays fall incomplete, but the latter draws a pass interference flag. Michigan has it first-and-goal at the 2.
Charbonnet crosses the goal line. The point after makes things even.
Michigan 7, Army 7 (0:24 1st)
Army takes 7-0 lead
Connor Slomka rushes for 4 yards on first down and 4 more on second down. He's stopped a yard short of the line to gain on third down, but Army will go for it. Slomka hits the middle for the fourth consecutive play, picking up 2 yards and a first down as he moves the Black Knights into Michigan territory at the 49.
Kell Walker catches a pitch, hits a huge hole on the right side, and gets to the Michigan 18 with a gain of 31 yards.
Slomka gets the first-down carry, going for 5. Sandon McCoy picks up 3 yards on second down. Kelvin Hopkins reaches the 2-yard-line with an 8-yard run.
Slomka rushes for a yard on first down. McCoy finishes the job with a 1-yard touchdown run. Army goes up a score.
Army 7, Michigan 0 (5:01 1st)
Patterson fumbles on opening drive
True freshman Zach Charbonnet picks up right where he left off with a 12-yard run up the gut on first down.
Charbonnet can't hold onto a screen pass from Shea Patterson on the next play. Giles Jackson is stopped for no gain on second down. Third-and-10 from the 39 coming up. Patterson makes a great effort to extend the play with his feet and fire to Ronnie Bell for a 12-yard gain to the Army 49.
Michigan draws a false start penalty. First-and-15 from the Michigan 46 now.
Christian Turner gets the handoff on first down and picks up 11 yards up the middle. Patterson hits Tarik Black on a slant for a gain of 15. Michigan has a first down at the 28.
Patterson drops back and is corralled by Eric Smith, who forces the ball out. Army picks it up at the 40.
Michigan 0, Army 0 (10:13 1st)
Michigan defense forces three-and-out on opening drive
Michigan wins the toss and will defer to the second half. Jake Moody's kickoff goes for a touchback. Army will start at the 25.
Kelvin Hopkins is wrapped up at the line of scrimmage for no gain on first down. He pitches it on second down to Artice Hobbs, who steps out of bounds after a gain of 2.
Timeout #1 Army (13:43 1st)
During the timeout, Army draws up a play that results in 4 yards gained by Kell Walker. Not enough for a new set of downs.
Zach Potter's punt is downed at the Michigan 27.
Michigan 0, Army 0 (12:54 1st)
Michigan tackles Army and its triple-option offense on Saturday as the Wolverines try to go 2-0 on the season. You can follow the action with live updates throughout the game by Nolan Bianchi of The Detroit News.
MICHIGAN VS. ARMY
Kickoff: Saturday, noon, Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor
TV/radio: Fox/950 AM
Records: Both teams 1-0
Line: Michigan by 23