Published: Mon, October 16, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Instant Recap: Michigan 27, IN 20

Instant Recap: Michigan 27, IN 20

Higdon had, by far, the best game of his career, compiling a career-high 200 yards and three touchdowns.

"The last game left a sour taste, ' Higdon said". The two teams traded touchdowns in the fourth, but Indiana's Griffin Oakes nailed a 46-yard field goal before time was out and the game continued into overtime. We're not very humble about this.

This Saturday, Michigan scored first, jumping out to a 3-0 lead at the 6:35 juncture of the first quarter on a 40-yard field goal by Rockford's Quinn Nordin. Griffin Oakes tied it for IN (3-3, 0-3) with a 46-yard field goal as time expired. Ramsey rolled left and couldn't find an open receiver. The sophomore bounced off of a Hoosiers defender and scampered 25 yards to the corner of the end zone. IN was whistled for five penalties and missed out on a couple close calls that left coach Tom Allen fuming on the sideline. Whether it's to the Indianapolis Colts where he'd reunite with his Stanford quarterback, Andrew Luck, for a franchise he played for, or whether it's a team like the Chicago Bears where he played and has a young quarterback in Mitchell Trubisky for him to develop, Harbaugh will have his options, should he seek them out. It was tough against MI for sure.

On one play late in the first half, referees called three different penalties against the defense before, during and after the play - offside prior to the snap, defensive holding and a late hit. Looking to bounce back from last week's disappointing loss to the Michigan State Spartans, the Wolverines needed overtime in today's game to pick up their fifth win of the season.

J-Shun Harris returned a punt inside the Michigan's 30, which the Hoosiers converted into a touchdown.

Just be forewarned if MI loses to Penn State and Ohio State, that intensity could reach a new high. At the top of that list was the 141 yards of penalties the Wolverines surrendered, which will continue to be an emphasis for his staff moving forward. That's a program record and more than doubled the yards they gained through the air.

The Wolverines were also still relying on backup quarterback John O'Korn who had just 20 pass attempts.

It wasn't artistic, but MI could move up slightly in the next Associated Press Top 25.

IN now stands 3-3 going into its own date with Michigan State next Saturday afternoon in East Lansing. MI beat the Nittany Lions 49-10 past year. Grand Valley plays at Truman State.

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