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Michigan 48, Indiana 41: Wolverines Survive Behind Career Day from Rudock

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The defenses took the evening off.

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Michigan (8-2, 5-1 B1G) was able to escape Bloomington with a win over Indiana (4-6, 0-6 B1G) by a score of 48-41 in double overtime.

Jake Rudock absolutely went off for the Wolverines, throwing for 440 yards and six touchdown passes while rushing for an additional 64 yards. Jehu Chesson led the way in the passing game with ten catches for 207 yards and four touchdowns, all career marks for him.

Jake Butt and Amara Darboh chipped in with 82 and 109 yards, respectively.

Michigan was unable to contain Indiana running back Jordan Howard as he exploded for 238 yards on 35 carries with two touchdowns. Quarterback Nate Sudfeld went 20-for-34 with 220 yards and one touchdown.

The defenses for both teams decided to sit this one out with nearly 1,100 yards of total offense in the game. (Michigan: 581, Indiana: 527)

Indiana started off the game by running 35 plays to only 7 for Michigan in the first quarter, but still trailed 7-6. The two teams scored 27 points combined in the second quarter to take as Michigan took a 24-16 lead into the locker room.

It was the third quarter where the momentum start to shift in this game. Michigan went three-and-out on offense to start the half and gave up a punt return touchdown to Indiana right after. The Hoosiers would add a field goal to take a 26-24 lead into the fourth quarter.

The Wolverines took the lead back early in the fourth on a field goal from Kenny Allen. Indiana responded with an eight play, 69 yard drive that was capped off by a 24-yard run from Howard and a two-point conversion to retake a 34-27 lead with just under three minutes to play.

Michigan tied things up with two-seconds to go on a touchdown pass from Rudock to Chesson, their fourth connection of the day, forcing overtime.

The Wolverines won the toss to start overtime on defense, where Indiana marched right down the field to take a 41-34 lead on a one-yard run from Howard. Michigan responded with two touchdown passes on their next two possessions in overtime to Butt and Darboh from 21 and 25 yards out, respectively.

It took a goal line stand on Indiana's next possession to keep them out of the end zone, and Delano Hill was able to come up with a pass breakup as time expired, sealing the win.

The Wolverines next travel to Happy Valley next weekend to take on Penn State. Kickoff time is still to be determined.

Due to the back and forth nature of the game, we'll have this story updated shortly.