Former Michigan quarterback Jake Rudock played his second preseason game with the Detroit Lions on Thursday. He completed 8-of-11 passes for 90 yards, but threw an interception in the fourth quarter.
The Lions fell to the Cincinnati Bengals, 30-14. Neither Matthew Stafford, Dan Orlovsky or Rudock threw a touchdown, with Orlovsky and Rudock both tossing interceptions.
Detroit’s kicker Matt Prater hit two field goals. Then, running back Dwayne Washington added a late five-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter and converted a two-point conversion.
Orlovsky, Rudock’s competition for the backup job, went 8-for-14 through the air for 84 yards. He also threw a pick-six to Bengals defensive back Derron Smith.
"I don't think anybody played particularly well, to be honest with you," Lions coach Jim Caldwell said when asked about Orlovsky's performance after the game. "Obviously, he had a miscue there that we certainly would like to have back. Everybody's got to get better."
Last week, Rudock completed 8-of-11 passes for 72 yards, a touchdown and a two-point conversion to lead the Lions to a victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
The former Michigan quarterback has accumulated 162 yards across his two game preseason career.