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Game Recap: Michigan beats Maryland 42-21

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Michigan is trending in the right direction after taking care of Maryland

NCAA Football: Maryland at Michigan Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Michigan Wolverines improved to 5-1 on the season on Saturday, defeating the Maryland Terrapins soundly.

After the game was delayed by severe weather, no rain fell during the game.

First Quarter

- Michigan has moved the ball well to this point in the game, totaling 130 yards of offense, but it hasn’t translated into many points. With 1:21 left in the 1st, Quinn Nordin makes a 34-yard field goal. Michigan leads 3-0

- Maryland responds right away on the ensuing kickoff return. Ty Johnson takes the return down the sideline, going 98 yards to the house. Maryland leads 7-3

Second Quarter

- An 11 play, 95-yard drive culminates with a 1-yard Ben Mason touchdown run. Michigan leads 10-7

- Shea Patterson gets absolutely leveled but somehow gets the ball off to Ronnie Bell who gets himself a 22-yard touchdown reception. Michigan leads 17-7

Third Quarter

- Michigan gets it into the red-zone but after a false start sets them back, they ultimately have to settle on a 31-yard Quinn Nordin field goal. Michigan leads 20-7

- The Michigan offense hasn’t been lights out today, but they’ve been steady. An empty formation brings a blitz from Maryland, Patterson rolls out of the pressure and finds Donovan Peoples-Jones open, DPJ then shows his shiftiness and goes 34-yards into the end-zone. Michigan leads 27-7

Fourth Quarter

- On a bootleg pass, Patterson tosses it to Jared Wangler in the end-zone for a 7-yard touchdown, Michigan then converted a 2-point conversion on a run by Ben Mason. Michigan leads 35-14

- Cornerback Brandon Watson undercuts the pass of Maryland QB Kasim Hill and has himself a 46-yard interception touchdown. Michigan leads 42-14

- Michigan allows a garbage time touchdown, a 5-yard rush by Joseph Petrino, capping off a 78-yard drive. Michigan leads 42-21

FINAL SCORE: MICHIGAN 42 - MARYLAND 21