Recap: Michigan bounces back with 52-0 home win over Rutgers
Michigan bounced back from its embarrassment in Madison a week ago by taking care of business at home against Rutgers on Saturday afternoon.
The Wolverines accounted for 476 yards of offense, went 6-for-6 in the red zone and averaged 7 yards per play en route to a 52-0 win.
UM - Shea Patterson: 17/23, 276 yds., TD, INT
RU - Artur Sitkowski: 17/24, 106 yds.
UM - Christian Turner: 11 atts., 48 yds., TD
RU - Isaih Pacheco: 10 atts., 23 yds.
UM - Ronnie Bell: 6 recs., 83 yds.
RU - Raheem Blacksehar: 7 recs., 55 yds.
Rutgers offense runs out backups
Hunter Hayek fields a bouncing kick at the 1. He returns it to the 2. Not ideal.
Kay'Ron Adams gives the Scarlet Knights some breathing room with a 6-yard carry. Adams is stopped for no gain on second down. Artur Sitkowski completes a 7-yard pass to Paul Woods to keep the drive alive.
Adams spins out of a tackle at the line of scrimmage and gets to the 20 on a 5-yard carry.
Timeout #1 Rutgers (6:26 4th)
Adams goes down for a gain of 4 on second down. He moves the sticks with a 2-yard carry on third down.
Rutgers goes back to Adams on the next play for a 3-yard gain. Sitkowski's pass to Aaron Young is caught, but loses 3 yards. Sitkowski scrambles for a 3-yard pickup.
Adam Korsak's punt is fair caught by Giles Jackson at the 25.
Michigan 52, Rutgers 0 (2:48 4th)
Michigan runs a few times and punts. Rutgers runs out the rest of the clock.
FINAL: Michigan 52, Rutgers 0
Milton's touchdown strike to Jackson gives Michigan 52-0 lead
Michigan has it at the 28.
Ben VanSumeren is stopped for no gain on first down. Joe Milton hits Luke Schoonmaker on a quick route, and Schoonmaker speeds up the right sideline for a 29-yard gain before going out of bounds at the 43.
Rutgers' Avery Young has been ejected for his hit on Schoonmaker.
Milton throws a touchdown pass to Giles Jackson.
Michigan 52, Rutgers 0 (9:08 4th)
Michigan defense forces three-and-out to start fourth
Rutgers starts at the 25.
Isaih Pacheco goes for a gain of 1 on first down. Artur Sitkowski is sacked for a loss of 5 by Josh Uche and Kwity Paye on second down. Raheem Blackshear gains 3 yards back on a screen pass.
Mike Sainristil muffs the punt but recovers at the Michigan 28.
Michigan 45, Rutgers 0 (10:35 4th)
Milton scores first touchdown of season
Joe Milton is in at quarterback for Michigan.
Tru Wilson rushes for a gain of 5 yards on first down. Milton's second-down throw to Tarik Black is low and falls incomplete. Milton whips it to Donovan Peoples-Jones for a 7-yard gain on third-and-5.
Hassan Haskins hits a hole up the middle and goes down at the Rutgers 28 for an 11-yard gain.
Haskins gets 11 more yards on the next play.
END 3RD: Michigan 38, Rutgers 0
Haskins gets the carry again when we return from the break, springing free up the middle for a 15-yard gain that'll make it first-and-goal from the 2.
Haskins rushes for a yard on first down. He's stopped short of the goal line again on second down. Milton is stuffed on third down. He rolls out on play-action and scampers into the end zone on fourth-and-goal from the 1.
Michigan 45, Rutgers 0 (12:40 4th)
Michigan defense keeps shutout alive near end of third
Rutgers takes over at the 25.
Lavert Hill makes a great play to swat Artur Sitkowski's first-down throw. Raheem Blackshear is wrapped up for a gain of 1 yard on second down. Sitkowski is pressured and throws it away on third down.
Rutgers commits two false start penalties. Now fourth-and-19, it'll punt from the 16.
Donovan Peoples-Jones returns the punt to Michigan's 49.
Michigan 38, Rutgers 0 (1:32 3rd)
Patterson's third rushing touchdown of day puts Michigan up 38-0
Donovan Peoples-Jones catches a 17-yard pass on first down, putting Michigan at the 23.
Shea Patterson goes to Peoples-Jones again on the next play, but this one can't be hauled in despite Peoples-Jones' diving effort. Christian Turner is wrapped up for no gain on second down.
Ronnie Bell catches a pass over the middle and sheds some tacklers while carrying several others before going down just short of the goal line.
Patterson puts Michigan up big with his third rushing touchdown of the game.
Michigan 38, Rutgers 0 (2:35 3rd)
Rutgers can't capitalize on turnover, turns ball over on downs
Isaih Pacheco gets to the 5 with a 1-yard carry on first down. Artur Sitkowski is pressured but fires complete to Raheem Blackshear for a 3-yard gain. Sitkowski finds Blackshear with some room to run on third down for a 17-yard gain that'll keep the drive alive.
Blackshear is spun down for a gain of 3 on first down. Sitkowski throws off his back foot to Isaiah Washington, who makes a great catch that's only good for a gain of 2. Cam McGrone is flagged for pass interference on a third-down incompletion, giving Rutgers a first down at the 32.
Sitkowski then completes a strike to Pacheco for a pickup of 7. Pacheco rushes for 2 yards on second down and is stopped for no gain on third down. Rutgers lines up to go for it from its own 41.
Timeout #1 Michigan (4:23 3rd)
Ambry Thomas meets Blackshear at the line of scrimmage for a loss of 1. Michigan will have it at the 40.
Michigan 31, Rutgers 0 (4:17 3rd)
Patterson throws interception near goal line
Michigan takes over at the 8 after the penalty.
Shea Patterson on first down throws a pass to Ronnie Bell that falls incomplete. Patterson hits Donovan Peoples-Jones near the right sideline for a gain of 17.
Patterson has a lot of time to throw on the next play and is able to find a wide-open Nick Eubanks over the middle for a 26-yard pickup that'll move the Wolverines to Rutgers' 49-yard-line.
Patterson again goes to Bell, this time connecting for an 11-yard pitch and catch.
Christian Turner plows forward for gains of 3 on first and second down. Patterson underthrows to Collins on third-and-4, and his pass is picked off by Damon Hayes at the Rutgers 4.
Michigan 31, Rutgers 0 (9:34 3rd)
Michigan defense swarming Sitkowski
Rutgers takes over at the 25 after a touchback.
Raheem Blackshear catches a pass that's good for 13 yards on first down.
Isaih Pacheco cuts his way to the 41 on a 3-yard carry up the middle. Artur Sitkowski's second- and third-down passes are thrown under duress and both fall incomplete.
Donovan Peoples-Jones' big return is called back for an illegal block in the back.
Michigan 31, Rutgers 0 (12:43 3rd)
Michigan recovers fumble on second-half kick, takes 31-0 lead
The second half is underway. Jake Moody's kickoff is fielded by Tre Avery, who is then stripped by Tyler Cochran. Michigan will have it at the Rutgers 15.
Christian Turner is pushed out of bounds at the 13 on a first-down run. He gets 5 yards on the next play and then barrels his way into the end zone for a 7-yard score.
Michigan 31, Rutgers 0 (14:05 3rd)
UM - Shea Patterson: 12/15, 183 yds., TD
RU - Artur Sitkowski: 8/11, 58 yds.
UM - Christian Turner: 5 atts., 27 yds.
RU - Isaih Pacheco: 5 atts., 16 yds.
UM - Nico Collins: 2 recs., 59 yds., TD
RU - Raheem Blackshear: 2 recs., 20 yds.
Michigan takes 24-0 lead before half
Christian Turner picks up 10 yards on first down.
Turner's fifth carry of the game goes for 4 yards. It'll be second down at the Rutgers 49. Turner gets the end-around, and while he appeared to be stopped short of the marker, is granted a first down at the Rutgers 43.
Giles Jackson is wrapped up for a 2-yard gain on first down. Ronnie Bell pulls in a circus catch for 9 yards on the next play. It'll be first-and-10 at the 32.
Timeout #1 Michigan (1:19 2nd)
Tru Wilson goes up the middle for a gain of 4 yards on first down. Bell hauls in a pass that's good for 10 and gives Michigan a first down at the 18.
Nick Eubanks catches a pass that's good for 3 yards.
Timeout #2 Michigan (0:28 2nd)
Patterson throws to Bell in the end zone, but the pass is broken up nicely by Avery Young. Patterson's third-down throw is off the mark.
Jake Moody's 33-yard field goal try is through the uprights.
Michigan 24, Rutgers 0 (0:15 2nd)
Aaron Young returns Jake Moody's kick to the Rutgers 29. QB kneel.
END 2ND: Michigan 24, Rutgers 0
Penalties halts Rutgers momentum on offense
Tre Avery returns the kick to Rutgers' 23.
Raheem Blackshear gets out to the 27-yard-line for a gain of 4 on first down and then picks up 5 yards on second down. Isaih Pacheco moves the chains with a 4-yard run on third down.
Shameen Jones gets his first carry of the game, picking up 4 yards on first down. An illegal formation penalty on the next play makes it second-and-11. Artur Sitkowski's second-down throw to Bo Melton is rushed and falls incomplete.
Timeout #2 Rutgers (4:44 2nd)
Kwity Paye gets to the Rutgers quarterback in a hurry on third down, crushing Sitkowski for a 9-yard sack.
Michigan 21, Rutgers 0 (3:59 2nd)
Patterson's second rushing touchdown of half gives Michigan 21-0 lead
Michigan's passing game is certainly working out some demons today. Shea Patterson rolls out and throws to Tarik Black for a 22-yard completion near the right sideline. First down at the Rutgers 31.
Patterson stands in and fires to Donovan Peoples-Jones for a 28-yard pickup over the middle that's negated for an ineligible man downfield. Nick Eubanks catches a pass that's good for 14 yards on the re-played first down. Tru Wilson moves the sticks with a gain of 3 to the right-side edge.
Patterson's throw on first down is caught by Black for an 8-yard gain. Wilson runs for 1 yard, bringing up third-and-1. Hassan Haskins pushes the line forward for a 5-yard pickup. It'll be first-and-goal at the 5.
Haskins is stopped for a gain of 1 on first down. Patterson goes play-action, keeps, and scrambles into the end zone for his second rushing touchdown of the half.
Michigan 21, Rutgers 0 (7:33 2nd)
Michigan defense pushing Rutgers backward
Isaih Pacheco goes for no gain on a first-down run. Rutgers takes a holding penalty on the next play, bringing up second-and-20. Josh Uche flies through the middle to break up Sitkowski's passing attempt.
Now Rutgers is handed a delay-of-game penalty. It's third-and-25.
Blackshear loses a yard on third down.
Ronnie Bell returns Adam Korsak's punt to the Michigan 48.
Michigan 14, Rutgers 0 (11:45 2nd)
Michigan goes three-and-out after red-zone stop
Michigan takes over at the 5. Nico Collins moves the chains quickly with an 11-yard reception.
Zach Charbonnet is wrapped up for a loss of 2 on first down. He gets 6 yards on second down. Shea Patterson's third-down pass to Nico Collins misses the mark.
Daxton Hill lays a merciless hit on Avery Young for a 0-yard punt return at the Rutgers 39.
Michigan 14, Rutgers 0 (13:20 2nd)
Rutgers turns it over on downs in red zone
Rutgers takes over at the 24.
Raheem Blackshear is dropped by Kwity Paye for a loss of 1 on first down. Bo Melton makes Rutgers' biggest play of the day thus far, pulling down a pass from Artur Sitkowski for a gain of 15.
Paul Woods gets the Scarlet Knights to the Rutgers 45 with a 6-yard reception on the next play. Blackshear gets 3 on the ground on second down. Blackshear gets open on third down, catches a pass, puts Jordan Glasgow's feet in a blender and gets out to the Michigan 35 for a gain of 17.
Paul Woods catches a pass for 7 yards on first down. Isaih Pacheco rushes for a gain of 6 on the next play, moving the chains again.
Lavert Hill is called for defensive holding on first down, making it first-and-10 from the 12.
Pacheco gets 2 yards on first down.
Timeout #1 Rutgers (0:36 1st)
Sitkowski is drilled as he lets go of an incomplete pass on second down. Melton catches a 5-yard pass over the middle on third down.
END 1ST: Michigan 14, Rutgers 0
Rutgers is going to go for it on fourth-and-3. Aiden Hutchinson lays the hammer down on Sitkowski as he makes a mad dash for the first-down line, bringing him down at the line of scrimmage.
Michigan 14, Rutgers 0 (14:54 2nd)
Patterson's first rushing touchdown of season gives Michigan 14-0 lead
Shea Patterson has all day to throw on first down. He eventually hits Ronnie Bell on a crossing route for a 17-yard gain that's good for a first down at the Rutgers 44.
Zach Charbonnet rushes for a gain of 8 on first down. An illegal formation penalty makes it second-and-7. Charbonnet then gets 4 yards on a sweep. Michael Onwenu takes a false-start penalty, making it third-and-8. Then Rutgers takes a holding penalty on the next play, bailing out Michigan and giving them a first down at the 32.
Rutgers takes another holding penalty on the next play. That's its third of the game. Michigan has a new set of downs at the 22.
Christian Turner is stopped for a gain of only 1 on first down. Patterson is flushed from the pocket on the next play, scrambles, heads out of bounds and loses 2 yards in the process. Donovan Peoples-Jones pulls in a perfect throw from Patterson down the left sideline for a 21-yard gain. It's first-and-goal at the 3.
Hassan Haskins is stopped for no gain on first down and gains a yard, if anything, on second down. Play-action springs Patterson free on the bootleg and he scampers into the end zone.
Michigan 14, Rutgers 0 (5:07 1st)
Michigan defense forces three-and-out on opening drive
Jake Moody's kickoff is returned by Tre Avery to the 22.
Artur Sitkowski and the Rutgers offense take over for its first drive of the game. Isaih Pacheco rushes for a gain of 4 on first down. Pacheco is brought down by Jordan Glasgow after hauling in a pass that's good for 2 yards on second down. Brad Hawkins made a terrific play to wrap up Pacheco and keep him from reaching the line to gain on a 3-yard, third-down reception.
Donovan Peoples-Jones returns Adam Korsak's punt 5 yards to the Michigan 39.
Michigan 7, Rutgers 0 (10:34 1st)
Collins' 48-yard touchdown reception gives Michigan 7-0 lead
Rutgers wins the toss and will defer.
Giles Jackson returns the kickoff to Michigan's 20. Zach Charbonnet runs for a gain of 6 on first down. Ronnie Bell catches a strike from Patterson that's good for 14 yards on the next play, making it first-and-10 at the 40.
Christian Turner is drilled after a gain of only 2 on first down. Turner splits a hole on the next play and is tripped up for a 10-yard gain.
Michigan has it at the Rutgers 48. Patterson throws to Nico Collins on an out-route, Collins cuts up the sideline and the Wolverines have an early lead.
Michigan 7, Rutgers 0 (12:52 1st)
Michigan will try to rebound from a disappointing performance last week vs. Wisconsin in a Big Ten game against Rutgers on Saturday at noon. Nolan Bianchi of The Detroit News will provide live updates throughout the game.
RUTGERS AT MICHIGAN
Kickoff: Noon Saturday, Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor
Records: Rutgers 1-2, 0-1 Big Ten; No. 20 Michigan 2-1, 0-1
Line: Michigan by 28