The Wolverines defense pinned its ears back on fourth-and-goal from the 4, getting to Peyton Ramsey and forcing him to throw into traffic, where Tyree Kinnel was waiting for a game-clinching interception.
Michigan held on in dramatic fashion with a 27-20 overtime win in Bloomington.
The Wolverines were hit with a pass interference penalty on the first play of Indiana's possession. On second down, Peyton Ramsey scrambled for nine yards down to the 3. On the next play, Morgan Ellison rushed for a first down at the 2. He got stuffed on the next play to set up second-and-goal, where Ramsey misfired on a throw to an open receiver. On third down, Ramsey tried to run a quarterback draw, but he lost a yard to set up the fourth down play.
Penalties were a problem for Michigan in the first half, and although they cut back on them in the second half, they still committed 16 for 141 yards.
The offense was dependent on Karan Higdon, who carried it 25 times for 200 yards and three touchdowns.
The passing game under John O'Korn was anemic for a second consecutive week. O'Korn was 10-for-20 for 58 yards, and it's hard to fathom how Michigan can compete next week at Penn State with a one-dimensional offense.
Higdon continues to deliver in OT
Karan Higdon ran into a wall on first down, but he was able to bounce the run outside and take it to the house for a 25-yard touchdown run on the first play of overtime.
Michigan now leads 27-20, and if the defense can get a stop, the game will be over.
Last second field goal sends game to OT
Griffin Oakes got a chance with two seconds left on the clock to hit a 46-yard field goal. He delivered inside the right upright, tying the game at 20-20, and Michigan is heading to overtime with Indiana.
A holding penalty on Michigan's punt gave Indiana good field position at its own 30 with 1:05 on the clock. Peyton Ramsey found Simmie Cobbs for nine yards before a 24-yard completion to Luke Timian down to the Michigan 37. The Hoosiers shot themselves in the foot with a false start penalty that not only moved them backwards five yards, but knocked 10 seconds off the clock. With 28 seconds now left and the ball at the Michigan 42, Ramsey was forced into an incompletion by a hard-charging Devin Bush. On the next play, Ramsey hit Cobbs for 14 yards to set up the Oakes field goal try.
Wolverines get lucky on onside kick
Simmie Cobbs appeared to corral an onside kick along the sideline to give Indiana the ball with no timeouts and just over three minutes remaining. After a conference on the field, officials determined that Cobbs' left foot was out of bounds, giving the ball back to Michigan. After a lengthy review, it was determined that a bobble by Cobbs was actually the reason he was credited with the recovery.
The Wolverines ran the ball three consecutive times with Karan Higdon, who was only able to manage seven yards. The clock bled to 1:11 before Michigan was forced to punt.
Hoosiers get late TD
J-Shun Harris made Michigan pay for playing it conservative on offense, as the dangerous Indiana return man took a punt return 53 yards down to the Wolverines 20 with just over four minutes remaining on the clock.
After back-to-back incompletions, Peyton Ramsey hit Luke Timian for 12 yards down to the 8. Three plays later, Ramsey hit Whop Philyor for an 8-yard touchdown that cuts the Michigan lead to 20-17 with 3:27 left to play.
Hill makes a big play in secondary
Lavert Hill may have just closed the door on Indiana with a leaping interception with 6:09 remaining and Michigan leading 20-10.
The Hoosiers had to take a shot down the field since they're trailing by two possessions, but Hill was probably the last guy the Hoosiers should have been trying to pick on. He's quickly become Michigan's best player in the secondary.
Higdon puts offense on his back
Karan Higdon must have had a talk with Jim Harbaugh and told the coach to stop trying to throw the ball with John O'Korn. After Higdon picked up Michigan's first first down of the second half with two solid runs, the Wolverines continued to pound the rock. On the fifth play of the drive, Higdon went 59 yards to the house for a touchdown that puts Michigan on top 20-10 with 10:25 remaining in the fourth quarter.
Higdon now has 162 yards on 18 carries.
Michigan nursing slim fourth quarter lead
We're now in the fourth quarter, and the more things change, the more they stay the same. Neither offense has gotten anything going, and the Wolverines have dumbed down the offensive play-calling. They really don't trust John O'Korn to not make a mistake in a big spot. Michigan is one offensive blunder from losing to Indiana.
With 14:44 remaining in fourth quarter, Michigan is still nursing a 13-10 lead.
The Hoosiers will have the ball at their own 32.
Defense in the name of the game
It appears the Michigan defense may have to win the game on its own. After forcing a three-and-out, the Michigan offense gave the ball right back to the Hoosiers with a three-and-out of its own. The Wolverines defense kept the trend alive when Rashan Gary and Maurice Hurst combined for a sack to force another Indiana punt.
With 4:03 to play in the third quarter, Michigan is still holding on to a 13-10 lead.
O'Korn can't hit the open man
Michigan had started to assert itself on the ground, as Karan Higdon and Ty Isaac combined for 26 yards on the first four plays of the drive to get the Wolverines across midfield. On a perfectly timed play-action call, John O'Korn made a big mistake, throwing downfield into double coverage instead of hitting a wide open Zach Gentry for what could have been a big play. Two plays later, Michigan was forced to punt.
The Hoosiers take over trailing 13-10 with 8:29 remaining in the third quarter.
IU trims deficit to 13-10
Morgan Allison reeled off a 31-yard run down the the Michigan 33. It looked like the defense had Peyton Ramsey bottled up on third down, but the IU quarterback was able to get outside of pocket and found Luke Timian for a 19-yard gain down to the 8. That's when Allison bursted through the line for an uncontested touchdown run that cuts the Michigan lead to 13-10 with 12:06 to play in the third quarter.
Michigan goes three-and-out to start second half
The Wolverines offense went three-and-out on the opening drive of the second half. It got behind the chains when Karan Higdon was dropped for a loss on first down. After a five-yard completion to Kekoa Crawford, John O'Korn overthrew his receiver on a bubble screen on third down.
Michigan leads 13-3 at the half
The Wolverines played it conservatively late in the second quarter, running the ball three times before heading into the half.
At the break, Michigan leads 13-3.
Penalties were a problem for the Wolverines in the first half, as they committed 11 for 98 yards with the majority coming from the overly-aggressive defense. If they can clean those mistakes up, they should cruise to victory, as the defensive line is getting to the quarterback on just about every play.
Michigan held a huge 113-22 advantage in rushing yards, while John O'Korn went 7-for-11 for 53 yards through the air.
IU benefits from Michigan penalties, adds FG
The Michigan defense continued a disturbing trend in the first half, committing multiple penalties on third down to give the Hoosiers offense a chance to do some damage. Luckily for Wolverines fans, the defensive line isn't having any trouble getting to the quarterback, and Indiana was forced to settle for a 32-yard Griffin Oakes field goal.
With 1:46 remaining in the first half, Michigan leads 13-3.
Earlier in the drive, Ramsey hit Luke Timian for completions of 18 and eight yards to get the Hoosiers going.
Big play taken off the board for IU
Peyton Ramsey came back into the game at quarterback for Indiana wearing a knee brace. On second down, he hit Simmie Cobbs for what was initially ruled a 62-yard completion. Upton review, it was ruled that Cobbs went out of bounds and never reestablished himself inbounds prior to catching the ball. The Hoosiers went three-and-out.
Higdon hits pay dirt
Karan Higdon put together consecutive runs of 16 and 12 yards, the latter going for a touchdown that puts Michigan up 13-0 with 10:19 remaining in the second quarter.
Ty Isaac got Michigan out to their own 33 with a 13-yard run on the first play of the drive. On third down, John O'Korn pulled off an incredible play when he escaped two defenders in a collapsing pocket and somehow found Donovan Peoples-Jones for a first down across midfield. On the very next play, O'Korn scrambled and drew a 15-yard late hit penalty that put the ball at the IU 28.
Indiana QB Ramsey leaves after sack
Peyton Ramsey was knocked out of the game on first down when the Michigan defense collapsed on him in the backfield for a 13-yard loss. Richard Lagow took over and completed a 20-yard pass to Mike Majette on third down, but that was two yards shy of the first down marker and the Hoosiers punted the ball back to the Wolverines.
With 13:05 remaining in the second quarter, Michigan leads 6-0.
Penalties force Michigan to settle for FG
The offense was called for a pair of penalties of its own, putting itself well behind the chains and nearly out field goal range. On third-and-19, Karan Higdon was able to pick up 16 on the ground to set up a 38-yard Quinn Nordin field goal.
With 14:55 to play in the second quarter, Michigan leads 6-0.
Wolverines come up with blocked field goal
The Michigan defense has been the sloppy unit through the first quarter today, but they were able to make the big play when it mattered to get off the field and put their offense in a good position.
The Wolverines were called for three penalties that handed Indiana 25 yards and took an interception away. The Hoosiers took advantage, driving the ball down to the Michigan 33, but that's where Don Brown's defense stiffened. Maurice Hurst blocked a 51-yard field goal attempt, and Lavert Hill returned it all the way down to the Indiana 27.
With 2:00 remaining in the first quarter, Michigan leads 3-0.
Hill had an interception taken away after a pass interference call, and on the very next play, Noah Furbush was called for offsides. Earlier in the drive, Peyton Ramsey made a great play to get the ball off with Wolverines draped all over him, finding Luke Timian at the last second to extend the drive.
Wolverines settle for field goal
The Michigan offense was rolling down the field, but things stalled as they approached the red zone, forcing the Wolverines to settle for a 40-yard Quinn Nordin field goal.
With 6:35 to play in the first quarter, Michigan has a 3-0 lead over Indiana.
Zach Gentry reeled in a nine-yard pass from John O'Korn on Michigan's first play from scrimmage. After Karan Higdon picked up the first down, O'Korn had Donovan Peoples-Jones wide open down the field but overthrew his freshman receiver by just a hair. On third-and-six, O'Korn hit Gentry right at the stick for a first down near midfield. Ty Isaac bursted through the line for seven yards on first down, and O'Korn followed with another short throw, this time going to Tyrone Wheatley Jr. for a first down. Freshman running back Kareem Walker got a rare carry that went for nine yards. After another first down run by Higdon, the Wolverines got behind the chains and were forced to settle for the Nordin field goal.
Hoosiers shoot themselves in the foot
Peyton Ramsey hit Simmie Cobbs for a 14-yard gain on the first play of the game. After Ramsey scrambled on first down to set Indiana up with a second-and-7, an illegal block penalty on second down put the Hoosiers way behind the chains, and the Michigan defense was able to get off the field with ease.
After the opening drive, there's 12:52 left on the clock, and the Wolverines take over at their own 29.
MICHIGAN VS. INDIANA
When: Saturday, noon
Where: Memorial Stadium, Bloomington, Ind.
TV / radio: ABC/WWJ 950
Records: Michigan 4-1, Indiana 3-2
Line: Michigan by 7