PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) — Hassan Haskins dove in from lower than a yard out on fourth down within the third additional time and Michigan outlasted Rutgers 48-42 on Saturday night time, avoiding its worst begin in 53 years.
Sophomore Cade McNamara got here off the bench and threw 4 touchdowns passes and ran for an additional as Michigan (2-3, 2-3 Large Ten) snapped a three-game shedding streak and handed Rutgers (1-4, 1-4) its fourth straight loss.
Michigan missed the 2-point conversion after Haskins’ landing, however security Daxton Hill intercepted Noah Vedral’s desperation heave into the tip zone from the 24-yard line to finish the sport that lasted 4 1/2 hours.
Vedral threw an 11-yard, fourth-down landing go to Aron Cruickshank after which carried two defenders into the tip zone on the 2-point conversion run to tie the sport at 35 and drive the additional periods.
Each groups missed area targets on the primary possession of additional time. Vedral threw a 25-yard yard landing go to tight finish Jovani Haskins to place Rutgers forward 42-35, however McNamara scored on a 2-yard run to tie the sport.
McNamara changed junior Joe Milton for the second straight week and completed 27 of 36 for 260 yards. The sophomore had TD passes of 46 and 9 yards to Cornelius Johnson, 8-yards to Nick Eubanks and a 6-yarder to Mike Sainristil.
Vedral was 29-of-43 passing for 378 with three touchdowns. Johnny Langan ran for 2 touchdowns and Val Ambrosio made two area targets, however missed a possible game-winning 45-yarder within the first OT.
Giles Jackson had 95-yard kickoff return for a landing to ignite a giant second half that helped Michigan overcame an early 17-0 deficit.
Michigan’s final 1-4 begin was in 1967 when it went 4-6 beneath Bump Elliott.
Michigan: Jim Harbaugh has a brand new quarterback. Whereas McNamara doesn’t have the mobility of Milton, he has a fantastic arm and makes good selections with the ball. The Wolverines could make it two in a row subsequent week at residence with a recreation in opposition to winless Penn State (0-5). No Nittany Lions squad has ever misplaced its first 5.
Rutgers: The Scarlet Knights have been aggressive beneath Greg Schiano and this was one other one. They simply should discover a strategy to recover from the hump. That is the second straight week they blew a second-half lead.
Michigan: Hosts Penn State (0-5) on Saturday.
Rutgers: Visits Purdue (2-2) on Saturday.
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