Battle-o-CA QBs: Tate Outduels JC in 2nd Half

Enjoy the drama again, folks! Here are the second half drives.

Michigan Possession #1

-- Martavious Odoms took the opening kickoff to the U-M 29.
-- on the first play, Tate Forcier threw to Daryl Stonum for 10 to the U-M 39.
-- U-M got another 1st down on 2 Forcier runs to the 50.
-- On the next play, Brandon Minor ran it 16 to the ND 33.
-- On the next play, Minor ran it 32 to the ND 1.
-- The drive stalled, and U-M missed a 27 yard field goal.

Notre Dame Possession #1

-- ND started at their 20 at the 11:28 mark.
-- after a holding call ND got a first down to the 30.
-- on the next play, Stevie Brown forced a fumble in the backfield, and Jonas Mouton recovered at the ND 25 at the 9:43 mark.

Michigan Possession #2

-- U-M at the ND 26, 9:43
-- two Minor runs took it to the ND 7.
-- two plays later, Denard Robinson came in at QB and ran it to the 2 ... on 3rd down Forcier threw the TD pass to Kevin Koger at the 7:55 mark.

Michigan 24, Notre Dame 20

Notre Dame Possession #2

-- ND took the kickoff to the U-M 45 at the 7:47 mark.
-- However, ND went 3 and out and punted at the 6:52 mark.

Michigan Possession #3

-- The punt went for a touchback; U-M took it at their 20 at the 6:45 mark.
-- On 3rd down, Carlos Brown took a screen pass 17 yards to the U-M 38.
-- on the next series, Forcier coffin-kicked it to the ND 4.

Notre Dame Possession #3

-- ND starts at their 4 at the 4:08 mark.
-- On the first play, U-M got a shaky interference call to the ND 19.
-- On the next play ND got a holding call back to the 9.
-- The drive stalled at the ND 21, and ND punted

Michigan Possession #4

-- U-M took the punt at their 36 at the 2:23 mark.
-- Two plays later, Forcier threw it to Koger for 20 yards to the ND 38.

*U-M gained 162 yards in the 3rd quarter (123 rushing), to ND's 18.

FOURTH QUARTER

-- (continuing the U-M drive) ... two plays later Tate faked and ran it up the middle 31 yards for the score.

Michigan 31, Notre Dame 20

Notre Dame Possession #4

-- ND took the kickoff at their 20.
-- ND got a 1st down to their 31.
-- on the next play, ND passed for another 1st down to their 45.
-- on the next play, ND passed for another 1st down to the U-M 43
-- ND pitched the ball for a 3rd down conversion to the U-M 31
-- ND went for it on 4th down and converted to the U-M 22.
-- on the next play ND threw a 21-yard TD pass, at the 9:46 mark.
-- a 2-point PAT failed.

Michigan 31, Notre Dame 26

Michigan Possession #5

-- Odoms returned the kickoff to the U-M 30.
-- After a 1st down to the U-M 44, Forcier threw on interception at the U-M, returned to the U-M 36 at the 7:42 mark.

Notre Dame Possession #5

-- ND got a 1st down to the U-M 25
-- ND got another 1st down to the U-M 8
-- on the next play ND ran it in at the 5:13 mark, and added a 2-point conversion.

Notre Dame 34, Michigan 31

Michigan Possession #6

-- Thanks to a celebration penalty, Odoms returned the kickoff to the U-M 41
-- U-M got a first down to the ND 46, then the drive stalled.
-- Mesko punted it to the ND 16 at the 3:07 mark

Notre Dame Possession #6

-- On the 1st play, ND ran for a 1st down to the ND 29
-- *on the next series, ND threw twice, both incomplete, to helpfully-stop the clock for U-M ... then punted to the U-M 43 at the 2:13 mark.

Michigan Possession #7

-- with a pass and a run, U-M got a 1st own at the ND 48
-- Forcier threw two completions for another 1st down at the ND 28 ... 30 seconds left.
-- Two plays later, Forcier completed a pass to Laterryal Savoy down the sideline to the ND 4.
-- Forcier threw an almost-TD pass to Savor - dropped.
-- With 11 seconds left, Forcier threw the winning TD pass to Mathews.

Michigan 38, Notre Dame 34


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