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GAMEDAY College Football

Michigan 41, Penn State 17

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

By LARRY LAGE
AP Sports Writer

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Donovan Edwards ran for a go-ahead, 67-yard touchdown and Blake Corum had a 61-yard run for a score on consecutive snaps in the third quarter as No. 5 Michigan pulled away and beat No. 10 Penn State 41-17.

The Wolverines (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten) finished with 418 yards rushing, gaining 7.6 yards per carry, against a team that was giving up fewer than 80 yards rushing per game to rank among college football's leaders.

Michigan was dominant for much of the first half, but led by just two points because it settled for field goals after stalling at the 5 twice and at the 11 once.

Despite having only one first down, the Nittany Lions (5-1, 2-1) took a 14-13 lead late in the first half after scoring two touchdowns in a 1-minute, 44-second span.

Penn State went ahead again after the opening drive of the third quarter, but Edwards answered with a 67-yard run on the next play. Edwards darted to the right to take advantage of excellent blocking to get to the sideline and used his speed on a cutback that gave the Wolverines a 24-17 lead with a 2-point conversion.

On the ensuing drive, Nittany Lions coach James Franklin went for it on fourth-and-6 from the Michigan 39 and asked Sean Clifford to attempt a difficult pass to Parker Washington downfield and toward the sideline that fell incomplete.

On the next play, Corum sprinted through a huge hole and broke away on a 61-yard run that gave the Wolverines a two-touchdown lead midway through the third.

Edwards scored twice and had career highs with 16 rushing attempts and 173 yards on the ground. Corum finished with 166 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries.

Michigan's Jake Moody made his fourth field goal early in the fourth for a 34-17 lead.

J.J. McCarthy was 17 of 24 for 145 yards with an interception that was deflected by an end, caromed off a defensive tackle and returned 47 yards by linebacker Curtis Jacobs to give Penn State a 14-13 lead with 4:27 left in the first half. McCarthy had a career-high 57 yards rushing.

Penn State's go-ahead pick-six followed Kaytron Allen's 1-yard touchdown run after its offense moved the sticks for the first time midway through the second quarter.

Clifford was 7 of 19 for 120 yards and was replaced by freshman Drew Allar, a five-star recruit, with a 17-point deficit in the fourth.

THE TAKEAWAY

Penn State: The run defense that helped the team get off to an undfeated start was exposed by a superior line and explosive running backs.

Michigan: Jim Harbaugh's team no longer has to answer questions, or hear criticism, about beating inferior opponents.

HART RETURNS

Michigan running back Mike Hart, who left last week's game at Indiana with a medical emergency, returned to coach against Penn State.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter PSUMich
Mich FG 9:43 Jake Moody 29 yard field goal 0 3
Mich FG 1:25 Jake Moody 24 yard field goal 0 6
Second Quarter PSUMich
Mich TD 8:29 Blake Corum 1 yard TD run (Jake Moody Extra Point) 0 13
PSU TD 6:11 Kaytron Allen 1 yard TD run (Jake Pinegar Extra Point) 7 13
PSU TD 4:27 Curtis Jacobs 47 yard interception return for TD (Jake Pinegar Extra Point) 14 13
Mich FG 0:02 Jake Moody 23 yard field goal 14 16
Third Quarter PSUMich
PSU FG 13:15 Jake Pinegar 27 yard field goal 17 16
Mich TD 11:12 Donovan Edwards 67 yard TD run (Ronnie Bell 2pt conversion attempt is GOOD) 17 24
Mich TD 7:20 Blake Corum 61 yard TD run (Jake Moody Extra Point) 17 31
Fourth Quarter PSUMich
Mich FG 11:00 Jake Moody 37 yard field goal 17 34
Mich TD 5:03 Donovan Edwards 3 yard TD run (Jake Moody Extra Point) 17 41
Team Stats
  Penn State Michigan
First downs 10 28
  Rushing 3 19
  Passing 6 7
  Penalty 1 2
3rd Down Efficiency 4-12, 33% 11-17, 65%
4th down efficiency 1-4, 25% 1-1, 100%
Rushes-Yards 22-111 55-418
Passing Yards 157 145
Return Yards 104 38
Completions-Attempts-Int 12-29-0 17-24-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 2-9 1-5
Punts 3 0
Fumbles Lost 0-0 2-0
Penalties - Yards 5-55 9-61
Penn State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
S. Clifford 7 19 120 0 0
D. Allar 5 10 37 0 0
Michigan Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. McCarthy 17 24 145 0 1
Penn State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
S. Clifford 6 74 12.3 0
N. Singleton 6 19 3.2 0
K. Allen 6 16 2.7 1
K. Lee 1 6 6.0 0
D. Allar 2 -3 -1.5 0
Michigan Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
D. Edwards 16 173 10.8 2
B. Corum 28 166 5.9 2
J. McCarthy 7 57 8.1 0
C. Stokes 4 22 5.5 0
Penn State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
M. Tinsley 5 57 11.4 0
H. Wallace III 2 57 28.5 0
P. Washington 3 33 11.0 0
B. Strange 1 9 9.0 0
K. Allen 1 1 1.0 0
Michigan Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Johnson 3 43 14.3 0
R. Bell 5 39 7.8 0
R. Wilson 4 29 7.3 0
D. Edwards 1 21 21.0 0
B. Corum 3 15 5.0 0
A. Anthony 1 -2 -2.0 0
Penn State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
C. Jacobs 1 47
Michigan Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Penn State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
B. Amor 3 129 43.0
Michigan Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
Penn State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Michigan Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
A. Henning 2 5 2.5
Penn State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
N. Singleton 4 57 14.3
Michigan Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
A. Henning 2 33 16.5
Penn State Missed FG
Player Length
Michigan Missed FG
Player Length




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