Giles Jackson’s 97-yard touchdown return on the opening kickoff was nearly all that Michigan would need to pick up a win at Maryland on Saturday, as the Wolverines defense muffled the Terrapins offense for just 233 yards of offense and no points in a 38-7 win.
UM – Shea Patterson: 13/22, 151 yds., TD
UMD – Josh Jackson: 9/20, 97 yds., INT
UM – Hassan Haskins: 13 atts., 60 yds., TD
UMD – Anthony McFarland Jr.: 14 atts., 60 yds.
UM – Nico Collins: 2 recs., 65 yds.
UMD – Brian Cobbs: 4 recs., 52 yds.
Maryland comes up short in final chance at points
Lance Legendre is in at quarterback for Maryland.
Tyler Fleet-Davis rushes for a gain of 3 on first down. Legendre moves the chains with a gain of 8 on second down.
Legendre then gashes the Wolverine defense for runs of 16 and 15 yards to set up first-and-10 at the Michigan 16.
Legendre throws incomplete on first down but is able to complete a 7-yard throw to Fleet-Davis on second down. Fleet-Davis is stopped for a gain of 2 on the next play, but moves the chains on fourth-and-1 with a gain of 2.
Legendre loses 3 yards on the next play, and that'll do it for this one.
FINAL: Michigan 38, Maryland 7
Michigan goes three-and-out while backed up in own territory
Christian Turner to start the drive gets his second carry of the game, and just like his first, he's dropped in the backfield for a loss of 5. Turner gets 4 of those yards back on second down. Dylan McCaffrey's throw on third down is caught by Giles Jackson for a gain of 4.
Will Hart's punt is fair caught by Javon Leake at the Maryland 42.
Michigan 38, Maryland 7 (2:23 4th)
Promising Maryland drive halted in Michigan territory
Touchback. Maryland gets it at the 25.
Josh Jackson finds Brian Cobbs for an 8-yard completion on first down. Tayon Fleet-Davis picks up a first down for the Terps with a run of 4 yards.
Jackson's first-down throw to Cobbs is caught for a gain of 17, moving Maryland into Michigan territory at the 47.
Fleet-Davis runs for 6 yards on first down. Cobb catches a pass in the flat and goes down just short of the marker. Fleet-Davis makes the line-to-gain with a 1-yard run on third down.
Jackson is immediately pressured on the next play, and his pass is deflected at the line by Khaleke Hudson. Fleet-Davis rushes for a gain of 2 on second down. Aidan Hutchinson then sacks Jackson for a loss of 8, Michigan's fourth of the game.
Donovan Peoples-Jonesreturns Colton Spangler's punt 2 yards to the Michigan 8.
Michigan 38, Maryland 7 (4:52 4th)
Michigan adds to lead with Nordin field goal
Dylan McCaffrey rolls left and fires incomplete to Sean McKeon on first down. His second-down throw to Mike Sainristil is on the money, but dropped. He connects with Tarik Black on third down for a 10-yard gain that'll move the sticks.
Tru Wilson rushes for a gain of 4 on first down. McCaffrey rushes for 4 more on second down and Hassan Haskins gets a new set of downs for the Wolverines with a gain of 1 on third down.
Haskins rushes for 4 more on the next play. McCaffrey is dropped for a loss of 1 on second down, and would have thrown an interception on third down, had it not been for McKeon's efforts to break up a poor pass that was headed right for Keandre Jones.
Quinn Nordin's 38-yard field goal is through.
Michigan 38, Maryland 7 (9:04 4th)
Shanked Maryland punt leaves Michigan with great starting field position
Josh Jackson throws a deep ball to Dontay Demus on first down that falls incomplete. Anthony McFarland picks up a chunk of 15 yards on second down.
Jackson throws another incompletion to Demus on first down. McFarland gets it again on second down, but this time, he's dropped in the backfield by Cam McGrone for a loss of 2. Jackson's third-down throw to Javon Leake falls incomplete.
Colton Spangler's punt is shanked and goes out of bounds at the Maryland 43 for a net of only 15 yards.
Michigan 35, Maryland 7 (13:37 4th)
McCaffrey enters game at quarterback for Michigan
Giles Jackson returns the kickoff 24 yards before being spun to the turf at his 29.
Dylan McCaffrey is in the game at quarterback for Michigan. Tru Wilson is wrapped up for a loss of 2 on first down. McCaffrey on second down takes an errant shot to Nico Collins down the right sideline, which had a chance to be intercepted. It'll instead be third-and-12. McCaffrey dumps it off to Wilson underneath for a gain of 11.
END 3RD: Michigan 35, Maryland 7
Will Hart's punt is fair caught at the 15.
Michigan 35, Maryland 7 (14:54 4th)
Maryland gets on board with kickoff return for touchdown
Maryland finally gets on the board with Javon Leake's 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown, the second 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in this game.
Michigan 35, Maryland 7 (1:18 3rd)
Michigan adds to lead with exhausting rushing attack
Michigan opens the drive from its 38.
Shea Patterson throws incomplete to Sean McKeon on first down. Tru WIlson does a role call of Wolverine fans in attendance on second down, as his 39-yard run draws a quiet hum of "Truuuuu" from the Michigan faithful in College Park.
Wilson gets it again on the next two plays, rushing for gains of 6 and 3. Hassan Haskins goes right up the middle on third down and gets into the end zone for a 14-yard score.
Michigan 35, Maryland 0 (1:31 3rd)
Michigan defense getting help from D-line's pursuit
Maryland takes the kickoff for a touchback and will start at the 25.
Josh Jackson throws complete to Carlos Carriere on a quick slant for a gain of 6. Khaleke Hudson and Carlo Kemp sack Jackson for a loss of 6 on second down. Jackson is dropped for a 1-yard gain while trying to flush the pocket on third down.
Devin Gil gets a hand on Maryland's punt, and it's eventually downed at the Michigan 38.
Michigan 28, Maryland 0 (3:08 3rd)
Michigan goes 60 yards in 12 plays to take 28-0 lead
Shea Patterson throws complete to Donovan Peoples-Jones on first down for a gain of 7. Zach Charbonnet keeps things moving along with a 4-yard run that'll give Michigan a first down at the Maryland 49.
Charbonnet goes up the middle on the next play, a gain of 7, and then reaches the Maryland 37 with a 5-yard run to the right-side edge on second down. First-and-10.
Patterson quickly finds Eubanks to his left for a 6-yard completion. Ronnie Bell then catches a pass in the flat and dashes forward to the Maryland 25 for a gain of 5 and another new set of downs.
Michigan goes right back to Bell but on the other side of the field, and this time the Wolverines pick up a chunk of 14 yards before Bell goes out of bounds at the 11.
Tarik Black catches a throw from Patterson in the end zone on the next play, but he's unable to get a foot down in-bounds. Incomplete. Patterson attempts to throw into a tight window on second down, and his pass is batted away. Nico Collins can't haul in a one-handed throw from Patterson on the next play, but there is a pass interference penalty assessed to the Terps. It'll be first-and-goal at the 2.
Hassan Haskins' first-down run is called back for a holding penalty. Now it's first-and-goal at the 12.
Haskins catches a pass from Patterson on first down and is immediately dropped by Antoine Brooks for no gain. Haskins patiently fights his way through the middle for a gain of 7 on second down. Patterson pulls from Haskins and throws to a wide-open Eubanks for a Michigan touchdown.
Michigan 28, Maryland 0 (5:10 3rd)
McFarland lone bright spot for struggling Maryland offense
Maryland takes over at the 12.
Anthony McFarland runs for a gain of 12 on first down, moving the chains.
The Terps go back to McFarland on the next play, a gain of 5. McFarland makes it third-and-2 with a 3-yard pickup on second down. Javon Leake is stopped for a yard on third down, bringing up fourth-and-1 at the Maryland 33. The Terps line up as if they're going to snap it, but merely try to draw Michigan offsides.
Timemout #1 Maryland (10:01 3rd)
Donovan Peoples-Jones waives for a fair catch at the Michigan 40.
Michigan 21, Maryland 0 (9:54 3rd)
Michigan's opening drive of half ends with no points
Hassan Haskins goes for a gain of 7 on first down. He gets 2 more on each of his second- and third-down runs, giving Michigan a first down at the 33.
Shea Patterson throws incomplete to Nick Eubanks on first down. Haskins rushes for a gain of 2 on second down. Patterson's third-down throw to True Wilson is defended by Maryland's Keandre Jones, bringing up fourth-and-8.
Will Hart's punt is fair caught at the Maryland 12.
Michigan 21, Maryland 0 (12:25 3rd)
Maryland punts it away quickly to start half
Maryland gets it at the 25 to start the half.
Josh Jackson throws three consecutive incomplete passes, forcing Maryland to punt it away.
Michigan will get it at the 22 after a holding penalty on Donovan Peoples-Jones's 1-yard return.
Michigan 21, Maryland 0 (14:33 3rd)
UM – Shea Patterson: 7/11, 113 yds.
UMD – Josh Jackson: 5/9, 63 yds., INT
UM – Zach Charbonnet: 5 atts., 12 yds., 2 TD
UMD – Javon Leake: 8 atts., 37 yds.
UM – Nico Collins: 2 recs., 65 yds.
UMD – Chigoziem Okonkwo: 2 recs., 26 yds.
Michigan defense pushes Maryland backward on final drive of half
Maryland will take over at the 17.
Anthony McFarland rushes for a gain of 6 on first down and 6 on second down.
Josh Jackson's first-down throw falls incomplete. Josh Uche would have taken Jackson down for the third time this game, had it not been for a holding penalty on the Terrapins. Maryland commits a holding penalty before its next snap, making it second-and-25 at the 14. Jackson throws complete to Dontay Demus for a gain of 4.
Timeout #1 Michigan (0:23 2nd)
Aidan Hutchinson knocks down Jackson's pass at the line on third down. Another false start for Maryland before fourth down.
Donovan Peoples-Jones gets Michigan to midfield on the return.
Michigan 21, Maryland 0 (0:12 2nd)
Shea Patterson hits Sean McKeon down the left sideline for a 29-yard completion. McKeon went out of bounds at the Maryland 19 with 6 seconds on the clock.
Timeout #2 Michigan (0:06 2nd)
Jake Moody's 37-yard field goal attempt is wide-right.
Michigan 21, Maryland 0 (0:01 2nd)
Josh Jackson takes a knee for Maryland.
END 2ND: Michigan 21, Maryland 0
Fake punt leads to Michigan's 21-0 lead against Maryland
Michigan takes over at the 18.
Zach Charbonnet goes for a gain of 2 on first down and 1 on second down. Tarik Black's 6-yard reception on third down isn't enough to move the chains.
Michigan catches Maryland by surprise on fourth down, running a fake punt and picking up the first down with a gain of 14.
Shea Patterson then loads up and throws a bomb to Nico Collins that's caught at the Maryland 8 for a gain of 51 yards.
Patterson throws incomplete to Collins on first down. Charbonnet finishes the job with an 8-yard touchdown run.
Michigan 21, Maryland 0 (1:28 2nd)
Defenses showing out in low-scoring affair
Josh Jackson throws complete to Anthony McFarland, but loses 3 yards on first down. McFarland gets 2 yards on second down. Brad Hawkins cracks McFarland on third down at the 34 after the Maryland back caught a pass out of the backfield.
Donovan Peoples-Jones returns the ensuing punt to Michigan's 18.
Michigan 14, Maryland 0 (4:29 2nd)
Maryland defense forces another three-and-out
Michigan takes over at the 20.
Shea Patterson throws too high for Nick Eubanks on first down. Christian Turner takes the second-down handoff, his first touch of the game, and is immediately tripped up in the backfield by Antoine Brooks for a loss of 5. Patterson's throw to Hassan Haskins on third down is caught, but only for a gain of 10. Another impressive showing by Maryland's defense.
Will Hart's punt is fair caught at the Maryland 26.
Michigan 14, Maryland 0 (6:45 2nd)
Michigan gets another red-zone stop, preserves shutout
Javon Leake goes up the middle for a gain of 5 on first down.
END 1ST: Michigan 14, Maryland 0
Josh Jackson throws complete on first down to Cigoziem Okonkwo for a gain of 4. Leake moves the sticks with a 4-yard run on second down. It'll be first-and-10 at midfield.
Jackson fakes the give on first down and throws complete to Dontay Demus for a gain of 4. Anthony McFarland goes for 3 yards on second down. Jackson catches the Michigan defense sleeping on third down, audibling to a speed option and picking up the first down on his lonesome with a scamper to the 39.
McFarland rushes for 4 yards on the next play, opening things up for Jackson to hit Brian Cobbs over the middle for a big completion that's good for 24 yards and a first down at the Michigan 11.
Timeout #1 Maryland (10:19 2nd)
Leake rushes for a gain of 3 on first down. Lance LeGendre comes in to take a snap for Maryland, immediately heading left and failing to find the edge before getting shoved out of bounds by Josh Metellus for a loss of 3. Josh Uche then gets to the quarterback on third down for the second time this game, sacking Jackson for a loss of 8 yards.
Joseph Petrino's 37-yard field goal attempt is no good.
Michigan 14, Maryland 0 (8:21 2nd)
Michigan goes three-and-out after interception
Michigan takes over at the 9 after the interception.
Hassan Haskins goes for a gain of 4 on first down. Shea Patterson throws incomplete to Tarik Black near the right sideline on second down. Patterson's third-down throw is complete, but loses a yard and Michigan will punt it away.
Will Hart's punt is fielded by Rayshad Lewis at the Maryland 35 and returned 2 yards to the 37.
Michigan 14, Maryland 0 (0:26 1st)
Michigan's Metellus picks off pass in red zone
Maryland takes over at the 25.
Michigan takes an offsides penalty on first down, making it first-and-5. Javon Leake rushes for a first down with a gain of 6.
Then it's Maryland taking a penalty, a false start. First-and-15.
Leake rushes for a gain of 8 on first down. Josh Jackson throws a 22-yard pass complete to Chigoziem Okonkwo on second down, giving Maryland a first down at the Michigan 39.
Aidan Hutchinson then takes an offsides penalty, making it first-and-5 at the 34. Leake rushes for 4 yards on first down and 4 more on second down to give Maryland a first down at the 26.
Leake rushes for 3 yards on first down. Lance Legendre picks up 6 on first down but its dropped for no gain on third down. Anthony McFarland Jr. takes it up the middle for a gain of 2 on fourth down to keep the drive alive.
McFarland goes for a gain of 3 on the next play. It's second-and-7 at the 12, where Jackson's throw sails out of bounds. Jackson is hit as he throws on third down, forcing the ball up in the air and allowing Josh Metellus to pick it off.
Michigan 14, Maryland 0 (2:00 1st)
Michigan takes 14-0 lead against Maryland in first quarter
Hassan Haskins goes up the middle for a gain of 6 on first down. Haskins is tripped up after a gain of 2 on second down. Haskins plows his way to the 29 on third down, good enough for 4 yards and a first down for the Wolverines.
Shea Patterson fires complete to Nico Collins on an inside slant on the next play, a 14-yard pickup.
Haskins rushes for 6 on first down. Patterson can't connect with Collins on a fade in the end zone on second down, bringing up third-and-4 from the 10. Patterson's third-down throw is caught by Peoples-Jones, but he's inches short of the line to gain. Patterson sneaks it up the middle to move the sticks.
First-and-goal, just inside the 5.
Patterson runs off the left tackle, gets down to the 1 on first down. Zach Charbonnet is dropped at the 2 on second down, but he takes a direct snap into the end zone on second down to give the Wolverines a two-score lead.
That's Charbonnet's 10th touchdown of the season, the most by a Michigan freshman in school history.
Michigan 14, Maryland 0 (8:42 1st)
Michigan defense forces three-and-out on opening drive
Jake Moody's kickoff goes for a touchback. Maryland will start at the 25.
Josh Jackson throws incomplete to his right on first down. He completes a backward pass to Anthony McFarland Jr. on second down, but McFarland is dropped for a loss of 2. Josh Uche bullies his way into the backfield and drops Jackson for a loss of 8 on third down.
Donovan Peoples-Jones returns the punt to Maryland's 41.
Michigan 7, Maryland 0 (13:16 1st)
Michigan's Jackson takes opening kickoff to the house
Maryland has won the toss and elects to defer.
Giles Jackson returns the opening kickoff at the 3, makes a few men miss, and goes 97 yards to the house, untouched. Michigan leads this one quickly.
Michigan 7, Maryland 0 (14:49 1st)
Michigan hits the road again for a noon matchup Saturday at Maryland. Nolan Bianchi of The Detroit News will provide live updates throughout the game.
MICHIGAN AT MARYLAND
Kickoff: Noon Saturday, Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium, College Park, Md.
Records: No. 14 Michigan 6-2, 3-2; Maryland 3-5, 1-4
Line: Michigan by 21