PENNST 6 7 0 0 13
MICHIGAN 7 3 3 5 18
Date of game: 10/11/2014

Recap: Michigan vs. Penn State

Ann Arbor, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Matt Wile connected on all three of his field goal attempts and Michigan's defense allowed zero second-half points, as the Wolverines held on to defeat the Penn State Nittany Lions, 18-13, in Big Ten Conference action at Michigan Stadium.

Devin Gardner completed 16-of-24 passes for 192 yards, a touchdown and an interception for Michigan (3-4, 1-2 Big Ten), which snapped a three-game losing streak. Devin Funchess tallied seven receptions for 69 yards and a score in the victory.

For Penn State (4-2, 1-2), Christian Hackenberg was 21-of-32 passing for 160 yards with a touchdown and a pick. DaeSean Hamilton (seven receptions, 58 yards, TD) was Hackenberg's go-to target.

Penn State got the scoring started on the game's first drive with Sam Ficken connecting on a 35-yard field goal.

Michigan answered on its first possession with a 43-yard touchdown pass from Gardner to Funchess, capping off a six-play, 75-yard drive.

Another Penn State drive stalled later in the first quarter. Ficken knocked through a 32-yard field goal to make it 7-6.

The Nittany Lions regained the lead at the 11:58 mark of the second quarter after Hackenberg connected with Hamilton on a 10-yard touchdown pass.

Wile drilled a 45-yard field goal for the Wolverines with 5:08 to play in the half. Penn State carried a 13-10 lead into intermission.

The only score of the third quarter came on a 42-yard field goal by Wile at the 2:30 mark, which allowed Michigan to tie the score at 13-13. Wile added another field goal, a 37-yarder, early in the fourth to give the home team the lead.

With Penn State facing a 4th-and-long deep in its own territory with under two minutes to play, it conceded a safety rather than risk a blocked punt or a long return.

Michigan converted a first down on its final drive to successfully run out the clock.

Michigan amassed only 256 yards, but Penn State was even worse with 214.

Game Notes

Snowstorm cancels Buffalo-Kent State football

The University of Buffalo's 2014 home football finale against Kent State rescheduled for Friday has now been cancelled due to the massive snowstorm that has leveled upstate New York.

NASCAR News
Kahne gets three-year extension from Hendrick

Kasey Kahne will continue to drive for Hendrick Motorsports through the 2018 Sprint Cup season, signing a three-year contract extension on Thursday.

Jets-Bills to play Monday in Detroit

Heavy snowfall this week in the Buffalo area has forced the NFL to move Sunday's scheduled game between the Jets and Bills to Monday night in Detroit.

Dodgers acquire Peralta from Rays

The Los Angeles Dodgers have acquired right-handed pitcher Joel Peralta and left-handed pitcher Adam Liberatore from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for right-handed pitchers Jose Dominguez and Greg Harris.

Featured Partners
www.eastridgeretirementcenter.com
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
www.ameripriseadvisors.com/james.m.scotchie
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
www.comcast.com/cable-internet-packages.html
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
 
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
 
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.