Recap: Michigan explodes on offense for 59-18 win at Maryland

Nolan Bianchi
The Detroit News

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Michigan blew the doors off Maryland in College Park on Saturday, getting touchdowns from offense, defense and special teams as the Wolverines picked up a 59-18 win to set the stage for next weekend's showdown with Ohio State for the Big Ten East.

Michigan quarterback J.J. McCarthy throws a touchdown pass against Maryland during the first half of Saturday's college football game in College Park, Md.

Watch:Highlights from Michigan-Maryland football

Second half

Michigan closes out Maryland on the road

Maryland takes over at its own 10, trailing by 41.

They punt after a big sack and two incompletions.

Michigan 59, Maryland 18 (8:25 4th)

Both teams trade snaps from their backups, and the clock eventually winds to zero.

FINAL: Michigan 

Michigan, Maryland trade punts

Maryland takes over at its own 25, only gains a yard, punts.

Michigan will get it at its 33.

Dan Villari is in at quarterback for Michigan. He runs for 12 yards, and on second-and-7 during the next set of downs, Jim Harbaugh challenges an ineligible downfield receiver penalty that fails. Michigan then punts after a 2-yard run and incompletion.

Michigan 59, Maryland 18 (10:22 4th)

Maryland goes 3-and-out, Michigan scores immediately

Maryland takes over at its own 25, runs four plays, turns the ball over on downs.

Michigan takes over at the 34, and scores in two plays. J.J. McCarthy hits Donovan Edwards for a 29-yard pass, then runs it in himself from 5 yards out to put Michigan up 59-18.

Michigan up 59, Maryland 18 (13:40 4th)

More big plays get Michigan back in end zone — twice

You get a touchdown! You get a touchdown! Everybody gets a touchdown!

Michigan answers Maryland's touchdown in just three plays, as Donovan Edwards takes a pass out of the backfield 77 yards to the house to put Michigan back up big.

Michigan 45, Maryland 18 (1:23 3rd)

Maryland starts its next drive from the 25, but on the second play, DJ Turner intercepts Taulia Tagovailoa and returns it 42 yards for a Michigan touchdown.

Michigan 52, Maryland 18 (0:34 3rd)

Maryland answers with another quick score, 2-point conversion

Well, we've got ourselves a little shootout here.

After the Michigan touchdown, Maryland quickly marches down the field, thanks in part to a 25-yard pass and 25-yard run, before Taulia Tagovailoa finds the end zone on a 17-yard run.

Michigan 38, Maryland 18 (2:22 3rd)

Maryland gets in end zone for first time, Michigan answers with kick return touchdown

Maryland takes over at its own 26, looking to get in the end zone for the first time today.

A holding penalty on first down erases a big gain, but Maryland continues marching. Taulia Tagovailoa completes a 24-yard pass to Darryl Jones to pick up the first down, then runs for 14 yards to move Maryland into Wolverines territory at the 40.

After another big pass, Tagovailoa finds Carlos Carriere in the end zone for a 7-yard touchdown pass.

Michigan 31, Maryland 10 (4:51 3rd)

But that's where the celebration stops for Maryland.

Michael Barrett throws the kickoff back to A.J. Henning, who returns it 79 yards to the house for a Michigan touchdown. That was wild.

Michigan 38, Maryland 10 (4:38 3rd)

Michigan takes 31-3 lead in third quarter

Maryland takes over at its own 25 to start the drive.

Two quick runs move the chains to the 36, and then Tualia Tagovailoa rushes for a gain of 13.

Maryland moves the ball in increments over its next three plays, bringing up fourth-and-2: Peny Boone is stuffed for no gain. Turnover on downs.

Michigan 24, Maryland 3 (12:11 3rd)

Michigan gets it at the 44 of Maryland.

A.J. Henning is again stripped, this time after a 9-yard pass, and it's recovered by Hassan Haskins. Haskins runs for 3, then 5, and Cade McNamara finds Roman Wilson for a 29-yard completion down the left side to bring up first-and-goal at the Maryland 5.

Haskins can't get in on his first two carries, and McNamara throws a pick on third down — but it's overturned for defensive holding, and Michigan will have it first-and-goal at the 2.

Haskins punches it in to put Michigan up big, and 'Beat Ohio!' chants commence in College Park.

Michigan 31, Maryland 3 (8:50 3rd)

First half

First half leaders


UM - Cade McNamara: 17/23, 143 yds., TD

MD - Taulia Tagovailoa: 11/19, 87 yds.


UM - Hassan Haskins: 15 atts., 67 yds., TD

MD - Colby McDonald: 8 atts., 32 yds.


UM - Donavan Edwards: 8 recs., 64 yds.

MD - Chigoziem Okonkwo: 3 recs., 31 yds.

Michigan adds field goal before halftime

Maryland takes over at the 25.

A run for no yardage, 3-yard completion, and sack that loses 7 yards ends the Maryland drive in a hurry.

Timeout #2 Michigan (1:49 2nd)

A.J. Henning fumbles the punt return but recovers at the 37.

After a holding penalty on third-and-1, Cade McNamara delivers a strike to Daylen Baldwin that goes for 15 yards to the Maryland 49.

McNamara moves the chains again with a 9-yard pass and 4-yard run, before giving to Donovan Edwards for another 9-yard gain to the 27.

Timeout #3 Michigan (0:25 2nd)

McNamara hits Donovan Edwards for 18, rushes to the line, and spikes it. McNamara finds Roman Wilson for a touchdown pass, but it's erased by a personal foul backs the Wolverines up.

Jake Moody nails the 39-yard field goal.

END 2ND: Michigan 24, Maryland 3

Michigan takes 21-3 lead after blocked punt

Maryland takes over at its own 38.

Maryland goes 3-and-out after the third-down throw to Taulia Tagovailoa misses the mark, and it'll line up to punt. 

The punt is blocked by Matt Torey and recovered by Michigan in Maryland territory at the 42.

Michigan 14, Maryland 0 (4:00 2nd)

J.J. McCarthy comes in at quarterback for Michigan. He misses to Roman Wilson, but then runs for a gain of 14. McCarthy then throws to Mike Sainristil for a 15-yard touchdown pass that puts Michigan up three scores.

Michigan 21, Maryland 3 (2:51 2nd)

Michigan turns ball over on downs in Maryland territory

Michigan takes over at the 25 after the Maryland field goal.

Hassan Haskins rushes for 9, then 8, before Daylen Baldwin hauls in a 9-yard pass and Haskins runs for 3 more to give Michigan first-and-10 at the 46.

Then it's third-and-10 after a sack and 3-yard completion. Haskins gets tripped up short of the sticks on third down. Michigan goes for it on fourth-and-4: McNamara's throw to Erick All is tipped and caught by A.J. Henning, but he's 2 yards short of the line to gain.

Michigan 14, Maryland 3 (6:20 2nd)

Maryland chips into lead with field goal

Maryland takes over at its own 18, trailing 14-0.

Maryland starts moving down the field, as two 11-yard completions and a pair of short runs give Maryland first-and-10 at the 48, where we'll start the second quarter.

END 1ST: Michigan 14, Maryland 0

Maryland runs for 6, 8 and 9 yards to move the ball into Michigan territory, and a 12-yard completion gives the Terps first-and-10 at the 14.

Colby McDonald moves the chains on third-and-1, and Maryland now has it first-and-goal at the 3.

Two straight 5-yard penalties and a run for no gain makes it second-and-goal at the 13. Taulia Tagovailoa misses a wide-open receiver in the end zone, then does the same on third down.

Joseph Petrino makes 31-yard field goal.

Michigan 14, Maryland 3 (9:37 2nd)

Michigan takes 14-0 lead in first quarter

Maryland takes over at its own 17, trailing 7-0.

Taulia Tagovailoa throws two incompletions after a run that loses 6 yards on first down.

A.J. Henning's 14-yard punt return gives Michigan the ball at Maryland's 45.

Michigan 7, Maryland 0 (4:05 1st)

Michigan takes over at the Maryland 45, and starts pounding the rock.

Hassan Haskins rushes for 12, Cade McNamara for 7. A few plays later, on fourth-and-1, Michigan hands to Haskins for a 2-yard gain that moves the chains.

Andrel Anthony makes a terrific one-handed catch, an 18-yard reception, to give Michigan first-and-goal at the 14.

Haskins walks into the end zone on second-and-goal from the 1.

Michigan 14, Maryland 0 (1:08 1st)

Michigan, Maryland trade quick punts in first quarter

Maryland takes over at its own 25 after the Michigan touchdown.

A false start sets the Terps back. Tualia Tagovailoa only completes one of his next three passes, and it's for 5 yards. Colton Spangler's punt is returned to the 33 of Michigan.

Michigan 7, Maryland 0 (5:18 1st)

And the Wolverines' drive doesn't last long, either.

MIchigan is flagged for illegal formation on third-and-1, calls timeout, then throws incomplete on third-and-6.

Brad Robbins' punt goes out of bounds at the Maryland 17.

Michigan 7, Maryland 0 (5:00 1st)

Wolverines take 7-0 lead 

Michigan takes over at its own 30 after the missed field goal.

Cornelius Johnson hauls in a pass, Hassan Haskins rushes for 5, and Johnson pulls in another pass, this time for 7 yards to the Maryland 49.

Haskins and Cade McNamara trade touches until Michigan has it third-and-2 at the 31, where Maryland is flagged for pass interference. It's first-and-10 at the 17.

Haskins rushes for no gain. It's all McNamara from there: He hits Donovan Edwards for 15 and Luke Schoonmaker for 2 to give the Wolverines a lead.

Michigan 7, Maryland 0 (6:21 1st)

Michigan, Maryland punt quickly on opening drives

Michigan starts with the ball, taking over at its own 30.

On third-and-5, Cade McNamara's pass to Cornelius Johnson goes incomplete.

Brad Robbins' punt is returned to the 37 of Maryland.

Michigan 0, Maryland 0 (13:10 1st)

Maryland starts its drive with a bang, getting to the 50 on its first play and then getting to the 36 one play later with a 14-yard completion.

Two straight incompletions and a 1-yard reception end the drive, though, and out comes the field-goal unit.

Joseph Petrino misses the 48-yarder.

Michigan 0, Maryland 0 (11:24 1st)


The Wolverines need to take just one more step before learning the stakes of next week's matchup vs. Ohio State. But it's definitely an important one.

Michigan quarterback Cade McNamara (12) passes against Penn State during Saturday's college football game in State College, Pa.

The No. 6 Michigan Wolverines must first defeat Maryland, which put a scare into Michigan State a week ago before the Spartans pulled away late.

Michigan put Penn State quarterback Sean Clifford on his back at every opportunity a week ago, and the Wolverines' defense will need to keep finding success with that pressure to keep Maryland quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa grounded.

No. 6 Michigan at Maryland

►Kickoff: 3:30 p.m., Saturday, Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium, College Park, Maryland

►TV/radio: BTN/950

►Records: No. 6 Michigan 9-1, 6-1 Big Ten; Maryland 5-5, 2-5

►Series: Michigan leads 8-1

►Line: Michigan by 14.5