Michigan (7-2, 4-2 B1G) traveled to Maryland on Saturday and walked out with a victory by a score of 38-7. Often times, it was a bit of a sleepwalking exercise from the Wolverines, but they made enough plays to walk out of College Park with a win heading into the bye week.
The Wolverines stayed hot right from the jump with freshman wideout Giles Jackson taking the opening kickoff back 97 yards to the house to put Michigan up 7-0 before its offense or defense even hit the field. Maryland had its chances in the first half to make this interesting, but botched a pair of scoring chances in the redzone while the Wolverines rode a pair of Zach Charbonnet touchdown runs (his 10th and 11th of the season, which are new freshman records) into the locker room at the half with a 21-0 lead.
Despite the big lead, the offensive effort was underwhelming and inconsistent until the third quarter when the team started to catch fire and dial up some nice scoring drives called by Josh Gattis. Nick Eubanks scored on a five-yard pass with 5:10 to play in the third quarter on a drive that went 60 yards in 12 plays. Hassan Haskins scored a 14-yard touchdown with 1:31 to go in the third to extend the lead to 35-0. Maryland returned the favor in the kick return game by scoring on a 97-yard touchdown that had the score at 35-7 heading into the fourth.
Michigan had a 38-yard field goal from Quinn Nordin in the fourth quarter to put them up 38-7, which is where the score would remain to end the contest.
Shea Patterson 51 yard bomb to Nico Collins! Nice catch by Collins! pic.twitter.com/hKfWAKTy1D— I'M SEEING GHOSTS (@FTBeard11) November 2, 2019
What’s up next
Michigan has a bye week next on Nov. 9. After that comes another rivalry showdown with Michigan State, a road trip to Indiana and then a date with the Ohio State Buckeyes to close out the year.