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Michigan 52, Rutgers 17

(AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)

By TOM CANAVAN
AP Sports Writer

PISCATAWAY, N.J. - J.J. McCarthy threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, and No. 4 Michigan rallied from its first halftime deficit of the season to beat Rutgers 52-17.

Running back Blake Corum had two short TD runs and linebacker Michael Barrett intercepted two passes in a big third quarter, returning the second one 31 yards for a touchdown as Michigan (9-0, 6-0 Big Ten, No. 5 CFP) matched its best start since 2016.

The Wolverines' defense played a major role in the comeback, picking off Rutgers freshman quarterback Gavin Wimsatt three times in third quarter while holding the Scarlet Knights (4-5, 1-5) scoreless.

Timmy Ward scored on a 7-yard return of a blocked punt, Jude McAtamney kicked a 32-yard field goal and Wimsatt threw a 3-yard TD pass to Sean Ryan to give the 25-point underdog Scarlet Knights a 17-14 halftime edge.

It didn't prevent Rutgers from losing its 36th straight game to a ranked opponent, and eighth in a row to Michigan.

The Wolverines wiped out the lead with a 21-point blitz early in the third quarter fueled by Barrett, who had never had an interception at Michigan.

McCarthy hit Donovan Edwards with a go-ahead, 14-yard TD pass with 8:24 left in the quarter. On the second play from scrimmage after that, Barrett stepped in front of Wimsatt's pass to Ryan and returned it to the 10-yard line. Corum scored from 2 yards out for a 28-17 lead with 6:53 left.

Nine seconds later, Barrett scored on his interception return and the game was all but over.

The finish was delayed a few minutes while medical personnel attended to a member of the chain crew who became ill. He was taken off the field in a wheelchair.

THE TAKEAWAY

Michigan: The Wolverines finally looked like one of the best teams in the country in the second half. They came in just out of the CFP picture and scuffled early, but losses by Tennessee and Clemson could help them move up in the rankings. Michigan's path to the playoff is winning a second straight Big Ten title, which likely means going 12-0 with a victory at rival Ohio State.

Rutgers: The Scarlet Knights have to win two of their final three to have any shot at playing in a second consecutive bowl game. After Michigan State, they play No. 16 Penn State and finish at Maryland.

November 5, 2022


Scoring Summary
First Quarter MichRut
Mich TD 8:47 Blake Corum 1 yard TD run (Jake Moody Extra Point) 7 0
Rut TD 5:04 Timmy Ward 7 yard blocked punt return for TD (Jude McAtamney Extra Point) 7 7
Mich TD 1:46 J.J. McCarthy 1 yard TD run (Jake Moody Extra Point) 14 7
Second Quarter MichRut
Rut FG 13:33 Jude McAtamney 32 yard field goal 14 10
Rut TD 1:44 Sean Ryan 3 yard TD pass from Gavin Wimsatt (Jude McAtamney Extra Point) 14 17
Third Quarter MichRut
Mich TD 8:24 Donovan Edwards 14 yard TD pass from J.J. McCarthy (Jake Moody Extra Point) 21 17
Mich TD 6:53 Blake Corum 2 yard TD run (Jake Moody Extra Point) 28 17
Mich TD 6:42 Michael Barrett 31 yard interception return for TD (Jake Moody Extra Point) 35 17
Mich TD 0:23 Cornelius Johnson 6 yard TD pass from J.J. McCarthy (Jake Moody Extra Point) 42 17
Fourth Quarter MichRut
Mich FG 11:18 Jake Moody 29 yard field goal 45 17
Mich TD 3:23 Isaiah Gash 4 yard TD run (Jake Moody Extra Point) 52 17
Team Stats
  Michigan Rutgers
First downs 25 5
  Rushing 14 0
  Passing 7 5
  Penalty 4 0
3rd Down Efficiency 7-17, 41% 3-13, 23%
4th down efficiency 3-3, 100% 1-2, 50%
Rushes-Yards 53-280 19-14
Passing Yards 151 166
Return Yards 108 36
Completions-Attempts-Int 13-27-0 14-29-3
Sacks-Yards Lost 1-11 3-17
Punts 4 7
Fumbles Lost 0-0 0-0
Penalties - Yards 3-20 5-45
Michigan Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. McCarthy 13 27 151 2 0
Rutgers Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
G. Wimsatt 14 29 166 1 3
Michigan Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
B. Corum 20 109 5.5 2
D. Edwards 15 107 7.1 0
C. Stokes 5 23 4.6 0
D. Warren 2 19 9.5 0
T. Dunlap 1 15 15.0 0
I. Gash 2 6 3.0 1
J. McCarthy 4 6 1.5 1
A. Henning 1 0 0.0 0
A. Anthony 1 -2 -2.0 0
Rutgers Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
K. Monangai 4 17 4.3 0
P. Day 4 9 2.3 0
R. Rochelle 1 5 5.0 0
A. Young 2 1 0.5 0
A. Salaam 4 0 0.0 0
G. Wimsatt 4 -18 -4.5 0
Michigan Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
D. Edwards 3 52 17.3 1
R. Bell 2 43 21.5 0
C. Johnson 3 18 6.0 1
L. Schoonmaker 2 16 8.0 0
T. Morris 1 9 9.0 0
A. Anthony 1 7 7.0 0
C. Loveland 1 6 6.0 0
Rutgers Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
A. Cruickshank 7 62 8.9 0
S. Ryan 4 54 13.5 1
C. Long 2 50 25.0 0
J. Langan 1 0 0.0
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Michigan Interceptions
Player Int Yards
M. Barrett 2 52
W. Johnson 1 29
Rutgers Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Michigan Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
B. Robbins 3 130 43.3
Rutgers Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
A. Korsak 7 293 41.9
Michigan Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Rutgers Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Michigan Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
R. Moten 1 0 0
J. Taylor 1 10 10.0
A. Henning 1 17 17.0
Rutgers Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
R. Rochelle 1 18 18.0
A. Cruickshank 1 18 18.0
Michigan Missed FG
Player Length
J. Moody 50
J. Moody 50
Rutgers Missed FG
Player Length




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