Maryland (7-4, 4-3 Big Ten) won its first ever meeting with Michigan (5-6, 3-4), which means the Wolverines will have to win at rival Ohio State next Saturday to become bowl eligible.
The Terrapins went 10-plays for 78-yards for the winning score with under ten minutes left in the game. MD quarterback C.J. Brown finished 13-of-24 for 165-yards. But no pass was bigger than his 36-yard completion to Atta Emba-Tawo to inside the U-M 5, that eventually setup the Wes Brown winning TD.
Michigan outgained Maryland 398-yard to 312. U-M also gained 292-yards on the ground. U-M finished with 23 first downs compared to MD’s 17.
Fifth-year senior QB Devin Gardner finished with 13-of-24 for 106-yard passing and finished with 14-varries for 82 yards and TD on the ground. Drake Johnson led the Wolverines with 92-yards on 14 carries.
Michigan opened up the third quarter with a 10-play, 66-yard drive, capped off with a 15-yard Gardner touchdown scramble to give the Wolverines the 16-9 lead with 10:25 remaining. The U-M quarterback accounted for 41-yards rushing on the drive, including a long of 22.
With the game tied at 9-all at halftime, U-M had the advantage in total yards at 217 to Maryland’s 135.
Gardner finished the first half 8-of-13 for 51 yards passing. Drake Johnson finished with seven carries for 53-yards.
A Michigan roughing the kicker penalty extended the MD drive after the Wolverines forced a field goal. The Terrapins scored on a 8-yard touchdown run by CJ brown on the next play, as MD went 11-pays for 66-yard to tie the game at 16-all with 14:47 left in the game.
Matt Wile, who had hit his three previous field goal attempts, missed a 39-yard attempt that would’ve U-M a three point lead with under ten minute to play.