Michigan Beats MSU In Overtime Again, 34-31

The first half was 15 minutes of offensive fireworks, and the second half was chocked full of mistakes. But in the end Michigan had too much Hart for the Spartans – and a redemptive overtime field goal kick by Garrett Rivas. Here are the game drives, and the key stats.

The game drives, and important stats:

MSU got the opening kickoff at their 20, got one first down, and punted to the Michigan 2 yard line.

Michigan took the ball at their own 2 yard line at the 12:03 mark. Mike Hart made a 45 yard run from the Michigan 10 to the MSU 45. Mario Manningham took a screen pass from the MSU 44 to the 19. Antonio Bass took the snap from the quarterback spot on 3rd and 5 at MSU 11 and ran it to the MSU 2. And Chad Henne throw a touchdown pass to Jason Avant at the 8:23 mark. Michigan went 98 yards in 10 plays.

Mike Hart constricts the Sparties
Michigan 7, MSU 0

MSU took the kickoff at their 20, went 3 and out and punted.

Michigan got the ball back at 7:18 at their own 48 yard line. Two plays later at the 7:03 mark, Manningham caught a 43 yard touchdown pass. Michigan went 52 yards on 2 plays.

Michigan 14, MSU 0

MSU took the ensuing kickoff at 7:02 at their own 20 yard line and drove 80 yards in 11 plays to score a TD at the 2:40 mark.

Michigan 14, MSU 7

Michigan took the kickoff to the Michigan 30, went 3 and out and punted.

MSU took ball at their own 34 and drove all the way to the Michigan goal line, where Willis Barringer made an interception (*MSU mistake*) and fumbled it ahead to the Michigan 13 with :04 left in the first quarter.

SECOND QUARTER

Starting at MSU 13 with :04 to go in the first quarter, Michigan drove it 87 yards on 11 plays to score a touchdown at the 11:20 mark of the second quarter. Big plays were a 28 yard pass to Tyler Ecker, a 15 yard pass to Jason Avant, an MSU roughing the kicker penalty on a field goal (*MSU mistake*) attempt giving U-M a 1st down, and the touchdown pass to Brian Thompson.

Michigan 21, MSU 7

MSU answered by starting at their own 21 and going 79 yards in 12 plays to score a touchdown at the 5:56 mark.

Michigan 21, MSU 14

Michigan took the kickoff, went 3 and out and punted.

MSU started at their own 27 and two plays later scored a touchdown with 3:30 to go.

Michigan 21, MSU 21

Michigan took the ensuing kickoff at their own 29 with 3:14 to go. They drove in 13 plays to the MSU 3 yard line, including going for it successfully on 4th and 1 at the MSU 21. With 9 seconds to go Garrett Rivas kicked a 20 yard field goal to end the half.

Michigan 24, MSU 21

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Halftime Stats

Michigan gained 311 yards (218 passing, 93 rushing), MSU 299 (207 passing, 92 rushing)

Henne was 19-24, 218 yards, 3 TDS
Stanton was 11/17, 207 yards, 1 TD

Hart rushed for 83 yards 14 carries (45 on 1 play)

Jason Avant had 7 receptions for 75 yds and a TD

Mistakes:
Michigan had no turnovers
MSU had 1 interception, also a roughing the kicker penalty that became a Michigan touchdown

Willis Barringer and 2 interceptions (and fumbled on both of them, although Michigan recovered both)

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THIRD QUARTER

Michigan took the opening kickoff to their own 20. Three plays later Henne threw an interception (*U-M mistake*) at the Michigan 30, which was returned to the Michigan 18.

MSU started at the Michigan 18, but Michigan holds in 3 plays, and MSU kicks a 26 yard field goal at the 13:40 mark.

Michigan 24, MSU 24

Michigan took the ensuing kickoff, went 3 and out, and punted.

MSU took the ball at the 9:20 mark at the MSU 28, and two plays later fumbled at the MSU 46 (*MSU mistake*).

Michigan, however, went 3 and out, punted the ball down to the MSU 4.

MSU started at their own 4 at the 6:40 mark. They drove to the Michigan 6 where they stalled and missed a 23 yard field goal (*MSU mistake*) at the 13:37 mark of the 4th quarter.

FOURTH QUARTER

Michigan took the ball at their own 20 at the 13:05 mark, Mike Hart promptly galloped on a 66 yard run to the MSU 14. Five plays later Hart dove in for the go ahead touchdown at the 11:29 mark.

Michigan 31, MSU 24

MSU took the ball at their own 20 and went 3 and out and punted.

Michigan took the punt to their own 46 at the 10:29 mark, and promptly made 2 first downs. U-M looked like they were about to put the nail in the MSU coffin. But at 3rd down on the MSU 26, Henne fumbled the ball (*U-M mistake*) and MSU returned it all the way back for a touchdown at the 6:43 mark.

Michigan 31, MSU 31

Michigan took the kickoff to the Michigan 40 at the 6:30 mark. Michigan ate up the clock with 3 first downs, all on the ground, and all but one carry by Mike Hart, including successfully going for it on 4th and 1 twice. Michigan took it down to the Michigan 10 where, with 48 seconds left, Rivas missed a 27 yard field goal (*U-M mistake*).

MSU made a first down, but the clock ran out in regulation.

OVERTIME

MSU took the ball first, at the Michigan 25, made no first downs, and missed a 37 yard field goal.

Michigan took the ball at the MSU 25 and in two plays got it to the 18. On 3rd down Garrrett Rivas kicked a 35 yard field goal for the game winner.

Michigan 34, MSU 31

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Second Half (only) Stats

Michigan gained 101 yards (26 passing, 75 rushing), MSU 155 (72 passing, 83 passing)

Henne was 7-11 for 36 yards and an interception
Stanton was 9-13 for 72 yards and an interception

Hart rushed for 137 yards (66 on 1 play) on 22 carries

Michigan had three ‘mistakes': a, interception by Henne, a fumble by Henne, and a missed 27 field goal by Rivas

MSU had three ‘mistakes' as well, an interception by Stanton, a fumble, and a missed 23 yard field goal

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Final Game Stats:

Michigan had 412 yards (254 passing, 158 rushing); MSU had 454 yards (279 passing, 175 rushing)

Both Michigan and MSU had 21 first downs

Henne was 26-35 for 254 yards, 3 TD's and an interception

Stanton was 20-30 for 279 yards, 1 TD and 1 interception

Hart had 220 yards on 36 carries (111 on 2 plays)

Michigan was 5-17 of 3rd down, MSU was 8-14

Michigan was 3-3 on 4th down

Michigan had (unofficially) 2 sacks (Pat Massey/Rondel Biggs, Prescott Burgess/Pierre Woods, 3 tackles for loss (Alan Branch, David Harris, Tim Jamison)

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