Recap: Indiana snaps 24-game losing streak vs. Michigan with emphatic 38-21 win
The Michigan Wolverines travelled to Bloomington, Indiana on Saturday hoping that a date with the No. 13 Hoosiers would help prove that last week's performance against rival Michigan State was a fluke.
They did not do that.
Michigan instead confirmed that its secondary needs work in every way imaginable, its pass rushers can't get home on blitzes like in years past, and the Joe Milton-led offense is still a long way off from becoming a legit force to be reckoned with.
Indiana receiver Ty Fryfogle went off for 142 yards and a touchdown as the Hoosiers snapped a 24-game losing streak to the Wolverines with a 38-21 win.
Michigan had just 13 rushing yards on the day and went 3-for-11 on third down.
UM - Joe Milton: 18/34, 344 yds., 3 TD, 2 Int.
IU - Michael Penix: 30/50, 342 yds., 3 TD
UM - Hassan Haskins: 6 atts., 19 yds.
IU - Stevie Scott: 24 atts., 97 yds.
UM - Ronnie Bell: 6 recs., 149 yds., TD
IU - Ty Fryfogle: 7 recs., 142 yds., TD
Indiana bleeds clock in statement win over Michigan
Indiana is back on offense. The Hoosiers start at the Indiana 34.
Stevie Scott rushes for 4 yards on first down.
Timeout #1 Michigan (4:59 4th)
Scott rushes for 3 yards on second down.
Timeout #2 Michigan (4:53 4th)
Scott rushes for 4 yards, moving the chains. He then rushes for 5 yards.
Timeout #3 Michigan (4:09 4th)
Scott keeps pounding the clock, picking up first downs.
It's over in Bloomington.
FINAL: Indiana 38, Michigan 21
Indiana defense taking it to Milton and Co. in late goings
Michigan takes over at the 25. The Wolverines need points, and they need them now. They trail 38-21 with 8:40 left in the game.
Joe Milton's first-down pass to Blake Corum is caught for a gain of 21 yards to the 46.
Corum gets 6 more yards on the next play, but Michigan's Karson Barnhart takes a personal foul. It'll be first-and-25 at the 31.
Milton throws complete to Cornelius Johnson on first down for a gain of 11. He can't connect with Roman Wilson on second down, bringing up third-and-14. Milton finds Ronnie Bell on third down for a big-time gain of 17 to move the chains.
It's first-and-10 at the Indiana 41.
Giles Jackson hauls in a 6-yard throw on the next play. Zach Charbonnet catches a pass out of the backfield and dances up the sideline for a gain of 10.
Milton is absolutely devastated by a cornerback blitz, fumbles, and it's recovered by Indiana. The play is reversed, due to officials ruling that Milton's hand was moving forward.
That's a very generous call for Michigan. Then Wolverines immediately reverse their fortune, taking a holding penalty. It's second-and-20.
Then Milton is sacked for a loss of 5. It's third-and-25.
Then Milton is intercepted at the 10. It's Indiana ball.
Indiana 38, Michigan 21 (5:05 4th)
Indiana drives dagger in Michigan, takes 38-21 lead in fourth
Indiana takes over with great field position at Michigan's 29.
Stevie Scott opens the series with a 15-yard run on first down.
Scott gets 4 more on the next play before Sampson James gets 4 on second down to bring up third-and-2. James goes down short of the sticks on third down, but the play is under review. He may have gotten the sticks. The play stands. Scott keeps the drive alive with a 2-yard run on fourth-and-inches.
Scott rushes for a yard on the next play. Michael Penix misses to Peyton Hendershot on second down. Scott scores on a 2-yard rush on third down.
Indiana 38, Michigan 21 (8:40 4th)
Milton throws first interception of season in crucial moment
Michigan takes over at the 35 after Indiana was ruled to have interfered with the punt.
Joe Milton throws complete on first down to Cornelius Johnson for a gain of 12. He then throws an interception directly to the hands of Indiana's Jaylin Williams, who returns the pick to Michigan's 29-yard-line.
Indiana 31, Michigan 21 (12:28 4th)
Michigan forces huge three-and-out
Quinn Nordin's kickoff goes for a touchback. Indiana will get it at the 25, leading 31-21 with 13:43 to go.
Michael Penix takes an awful shot downfield, and he's lucky it wasn't intercepted by Brad Hawkins. Penix's second-down throw is just not good, hitting the turf yards before his receiver. Penix misses to Ty Fryfogle on third down, as Michigan forces the three-and-out.
Indiana 31, Michigan 21 (13:13 4th)
Michigan cuts into Indiana lead to open fourth quarter
Michigan takes over at the 36.
Joe Milton's first-down throw to AJ Henning misses the mark. Chris Evans rushes for 3 yards on second down. Milton hangs in and throws complete to Nick Eubanks for a pickup of 22 to the 39-yard-line of Indiana.
END 3RD: Indiana 31, Michigan 14
First-and-10 here for Michigan after the big completion to Eubanks. Zach Charbonnet catches a pass for 4 yards, then catches another pass out of the backfield before running to a 14-yard reception.
Milton goes back to his big playmaker, Ronnie Bell, on the very next play for a 21-yard touchdown pass.
Indiana 31, Michigan 21 (13:43 4th)
Michigan makes big third-down stop near end of third quarter
Indiana takes over at the 18. The Hoosiers lead 31-13 with 3:11 left in the third quarter.
Michael Penix throws complete to Whop Philyor on first down, a gain of 11 to the 29.
Ty Fryfogle gets an offensive pass interference penalty on the next play, bringing up first-and-25.
Stevie Scott rushes for 13 yards on first down. Penix hits Philyor on second down for a gain of 8 to the 35, making it third-and-4. Michigan gets home on the blitz and forces an incompletion.
Giles Jackson returns the punt to Michigan's 36.
Indiana 31, Michigan 14 (0:44 3rd)
Milton misses Bell on game-changing play
Michigan takes over at the 18 after Indiana regained its 17-point lead. The Wolverines trail 31-14 with 4:39 to go in the third quarter.
Joe Milton hits Cornelius Johnson on first down for a gain of 22 to the Indiana 40.
A throw to Ronnie Bell on the next play draws a pass interference flag, but the flag is picked up. Jim Harbaugh is incensed. Milton is sacked for a loss of 2 on second down. It's third-and-12.
Milton has Bell for a surefire touchdown, but overthrows the receiver. The Wolverines will punt instead.
Indiana 31, Michigan 14 (3:11 3rd)
Indiana answers emphatically after Gray's disastrous third-down penalty
Indiana's offense takes the field at the 25 after a touchback.
Michael Penix throws complete to Peyton Hendershot on first down for a gain of 16 to the 41.
He's forced to get rid of it in a hurry on first down, an incompletion. Hendershot comes up with a reception on the next play, though, and this one's good for 10 to the 49 of Michigan.
Penix is nearly sacked by Michael Barrett on first down, but gets the incomplete throw away. Penix keeps on second down and is dropped for no gain. Michigan brings the house on third down, Penix throws a blind, inaccurate pass into quadruple coverage ... and Vincent Gray still takes a pass interference penalty to keep the drive alive.
It's first-and-10 at the 34.
Penix throws incomplete to Ty Fryfogle on first down. Sampson James rushes for 7 on second down. Hendershot picks up the first down with a 4-yard reception on third-and-3.
A holding penalty on the next play backs up Indiana. It's first-and-20 at the Michigan 33.
Penix hits a wide-open Jacolby Hewitt for a 32-yard gain to the 1, then hands it to Stevie Scott for an Indiana first down.
Indiana 31, Michigan 14 (4:39 3rd)
Michigan offense comes alive in third quarter, cuts Indiana lead to 10
Michigan opens the drive at its own 20 after a touchback on the punt.
There's a holding penalty on first down, bringing up first-and-20 at the 10. Ronnie Bell gets open over the middle and fights his way to the 33, a gain of 23 yards.
Joe Milton does an excellent job of extending the play, hitting Bell in-stride for a 52-yard completion to the Indiana 15-yard-line.
Milton rushes for a yard on first down. Hassan Haskins gets wrapped up after a yard on second down. Milton on third down throws a strike to Roman Wilson, the first touchdown reception of the freshman Wilson's career.
Indiana 24, Michigan 14 (9:01 3rd)
Michigan defense gets stop in own territory to open second half
Indiana takes over at the 25 to start the second half. The Hoosiers are looking to add to their 17-point lead.
Brad Hawkins commits an egregious pass interference penalty on the first play of the drive. It'll be first-and-10 at the 40.
Penix throws incomplete to Whop Philyor on the next play. Stevie Scott picks up 3 on second down. Philyor escapes and barely picks up the new set of downs with a 7-yard gain to the 50.
Philyor's first-down reception on the next play goes for no gain. Scott rushes for 4 yards. Penix misfires to Philyor on third down, a huge stop for Michigan.
Indiana 24, Michigan 7 (11:58 3rd)
UM - Joe Milton: 4/13, 96 yds., TD
IU - Michael Penix: 22/32, 254 yds., 3 TD
UM - Hassan Haskins: 5 atts., 18 yds.
IU - Stevie Scott: 8 atts., 26 yds.
UM - Ronnie Bell: 2 recs., 36 yds.
IU - Ty Fryfogle: 7 recs., 142 yds., TD
Michigan punts away chance at points before halftime
Michigan takes over at the 25. The Wolverines trail 24-7 with 0:56 left in the half and one timeout.
Joe Milton throws complete to Chris Evans on first down for a gain of 23 to the Michigan 48.
Milton throws incomplete to Giles Jackson, then Nick Eubanks, a drop, and the Michigan quarterback on third down is sacked for a loss of 13.
Michigan punts it away, a touchback.
Indiana 24, Michigan 7 (0:23 2nd)
Indiana takes a knee to end the half.
END 2ND: Indiana 24, Michigan 7
Indiana pouring it on to end the first half
Indiana takes over at its own 4-yard-line. The Hoosiers lead 17-7 with 5:17 left in the half.
Sampson James rushes for 2 yards on first down and hauls in a 9-yard throw on second down to move the chains.
James rushes for 5 yards on the next play. Michael Penix gets Michigan to jump on the hard count again, this time using the free play to hit Miles Marshall on an 18-yard throw to the Indiana 38.
Ty Fryfogle beats Vincent Gray in coverage, naturally, and picks up 35 yards on a first-down reception to the Michigan 27.
Stevie Scott rushes for 3 yards on first down and gets 10 more on second down, bringing up first-and-10 at the Michigan 14.
Daxton Hill bats away a throw to the end zone on first down. Penix throws complete to Fryfogle on second down, a gain of 9.
Timeout #1 Michigan (1:34 2nd)
James moves the sticks with a 2-yard run to the 3-yard-line.
Timeout #2 Michigan (0:59 2nd)
Peyton Hendershot gets open in the flat and hauls in a 1-yard touchdown reception.
Indiana 24, Michigan 7 (0:56 2nd)
List of issues plaguing Michigan offense continues to grow
Giles Jackson returns the kickoff to Michigan's 25. The Wolverines trail by 10 with 6:53 to go in the second quarter.
Hassan Haskins rushes for 3 yards on first down and 2 more on second down. Milton throws to a wide-open Erick All right between the numbers, and All lets the ball hit his chest and fall to the ground.
Brad Robbins' punt goes out of bounds at the 4.
Indiana 17, Michigan 7 (5:17 2nd)
Campbell crushes 52-yard field goal, Indiana extends lead to 17-7
Indiana takes over at its own 12 after the punt. The Hoosiers still lead Michigan, 14-8, with 10:51 to go in the second quarter.
Stevie Scott rushes for 3 yards on first down. Michael Penix throws complete to a wide-open Ty Fryfogle on second down, a pickup of 16 to the Indiana 31.
Penix completes a first-down throw to Philyor, but it's for a loss of 2. He's forced to get rid of it on second down with Carlo Kemp is breathing down his neck. Michigan is flagged for offisdes, Penix takes a shot on the free play, and Gemon Green is flagged for pass interference. What a brutal display of discipline on third-and-long.
Penix throws to Miles Marshall on second down, missing badly. It was almost intercepted. Scott is wrapped up by Kwity Paye for a loss of 1. Penix throws into an extremely tight window on third down, and he fits it in between three defenders to pick up 22 on a completion to Philyor.
Penix misses to Philyor on the next play.
Timeout #1 Indiana (7:41 2nd)
Penix throws complete to Philyor for a gain of 5. He can't find a receiver on third down and is forced to throw it away.
Charles Campbell absolutely crushes a 52-yard field goal.
Indiana 17, Michigan 7 (6:53 2nd)
Milton's arm lacks consistency as Wolverine offense stays quiet
Michigan's next series starts at the 17. The Wolverines trail 14-7 with 13:19 to go in the second quarter.
Hassan Haskins gets his first touch of the game, rushing for 11 yards on first down.
They go back to Haskins on the next play, a gain of 1. Joe Milton rolls out on a bootleg and hits Ronnie Bell for a gain of 12 to the 41.
Haskins gets a yard on first down. Milton throws a bullet on second down to A.J. Henning that's just a touch too high. There's some miscommunication between Milton and Roman Wilson on third down, resulting in a throw to no-man's-land, incomplete.
Brad Robbins' punt is returned to the 40, but called back to the Indiana 12.
Indiana 14, Michigan 7 (10:51 2nd)
Hill's third-down play gets ball back for Michigan
Indiana takes over at its own 16 after a fair catch on the punt.
Sampson James on first down rushes up the middle for 5 yards, bringing the opening frame to a close.
END 1ST: Indiana 14, Michigan 7
James takes it again on the next play, losing a yard. Michael Penix hits Whop Philyor on a crossing route, but Daxton Hill makes the play to bring him down short of the sticks.
Giles Jackson is tripped up at the 27, but a holding penalty will place the ball at the 17.
Indiana 14, Michigan 7 (13:19 2nd)
Michigan offense right back to drawing board after third three-and-out
Michigan takes over at the 25 after a touchback. The Wolverines trail 14-7 with time winding down here in the first quarter.
Joe Milton's throw to Roman Wilson on first down is into a tight window and hits the turf, incomplete. Zach Charbonnet's first carry of the game goes for 4 yards to bring up third-and-6. Milton forces the ball into double coverage on third down as Indiana forces another incompletion.
Milton is just 2-for-6 as the Wolverines go three-and-out for the third time in four tries.
Indiana 14, Michigan 7 (0:38 1st)
Indiana finding success where Spartans did
Indiana looks to regain the early lead, taking over at the 25 after a touchback.
Stevie Scott is taken down after a gain of 1 on first down. Michael Penix throws a strike to Whop Philyor on second down for a gain of 12.
Peyton Hendershot drops a gorgeous throw down the sideline that would have been big yardage. Instead, it's second-and-10 at the Indiana 38. Ty Fryfogle comes down with a one-handed catch over Vincent Gray on the next play, a gain of 31 yards to the 31.
Scott rushes for 2 yards on the next play. Miles Marshall hauls in a 5-yard reception on second down. Penix gets another free play on the hard count, and Fryfogle beats Gray on a throw to the end zone for a 24-yard Indiana touchdown pass.
Indiana 14, Michigan 7 (1:41 1st)
Michigan finds groove, Milton ties game at 7
Michigan takes over at its 22. It has gone three-and-out on its first two drives of the game, and trails 7-0.
Joe Milton is hit as he throws incomplete on first down. Milton completes the second-down pass to Ronnie Bell for a pickup of 24 to the Michigan 46.
Chris Evans rushes for 2 yards on first down. Indiana is hit with an unsporstmanlike penalty as Jamar Johnson is ejected for throwing a punch.
On the very next play, first-and-10 at the 37, Milton takes the top off and hits Cornelius Johnson in the end zone for a Michigan touchdown.
Michigan 7, Indiana 7 (4:48 1st)
Michigan defense steps up, forces three-and-out
Indiana takes back over at the 20, with a chance to extend its 7-0 lead.
Michael Penix throws incomplete to Whop Philyor and hits Stevie Scott for a pickup of 4 on second down. Vincent Gray makes his first nice play in quite some time, knocking away a throw on third-and-6 to force a punt.
Giles Jackson calls for a fair catch at the 22.
Indiana 7, Michigan 0 (5:50 1st)
Michigan goes three-and-out for second straight time to open game
Michigan takes over at the 25 after a touchback. The Wolverines trail Indiana 7-0 with 8:57 to go here in the first quarter.
Blake Corum gets his first toss of the game on first down, picking up 3. He's then devoured in the backfield for a loss of 6 on second down. It's third-and-13: Joe Milton tucks it, runs, gets only 10.
Brad Robbins punts it away, and it's fair caught at the Indiana 20.
Indiana 7, Michigan 0 (6:48 1st)
Indiana outmatches Michigan on opening drive, takes 7-0 lead
Indiana takes over at the 26. The Hoosiers have the chance to take an early lead on this drive.
Michael Penix throws to Ty Fryfogle on first down, and Fryfogle makes some defenders miss on his way to a 20-yard gain to the 46.
Whop Philyor gets dropped after a gain of 2 on first down. Michael Barrett hits Stevie Scott after a gain of 3 on second down. Penix goes back to Scott on third-and-5, connecting for a gain of 6 to the Michigan 43.
Philyor catches a screen and goes for 9 yards on first down.
Injury alert: Michigan DL Aidan Hutchinson was injured on the play and is being tended to by the training staff.
Scott picks up the first down with a 5-yard run.
He then goes for 4 more yards on the next play, and Indiana picks up another first down as Penix hits Fryfogle for a gain of 7 on second down. The Hoosiers are at the 18.
Penix's next throw is to Fryfogle in the end zone, incomplete. Indiana gets a free play on second-and-10, thanks to an offsides. Penix again draws Michigan offsides, again goes to the end zone, but this time completes the jump ball to Miles Marshall for an Indiana touchdown over Gemon Green.
Indiana 7, Michigan 0 (8:57 1st)
Michigan offense reverts to last week's struggles on opening drive
Michigan wins the coin toss and elects to receive vs. Indiana. Giles Jackson returns the opening kickoff to the 21, where Michigan will take over.
Chris Evans is dropped on first down for no gain. Jackson then gets it on a second-down swing pass, and is dropped for a loss of 3. Third-and-13 coming up: Joe Milton's throw to Cornelius Johnson is nearly intercepted at the sideline, but the would-be pick is ruled an incompletion.
Brad Robbins' punt is downed at the Indiana 26.
Michigan 0, Indiana 0 (13:27 1st)
Michigan will try to bounce back after its loss to rival Michigan State with a noon game at Indiana on Saturday. You can follow the action here with live updates throughout the game by Nolan Bianchi of The Detroit News.
Michigan at Indiana
Kickoff: Noon Saturday, Memorial Stadium, Bloomington, Ind.
Records: Michigan 1-1, Indiana 2-0
Line: Wolverines by 3.5