ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Hassan Haskins ran for touchdowns the primary two occasions No. 19 Michigan had the ball and the undefeated Wolverines needed to maintain on to beat Rutgers 20-13 on Saturday.
Michigan (4-0, 1-0 Huge Ten) opened convention play by working the ball on its first seven snaps and Jim Harbaugh’s conservative recreation plan nearly price him. After main 20-3 at halftime, the Wolverines failed to select up a primary down on their first 4 possessions within the second half.
The Scarlet Knights (3-1, 0-1), who do not need a win over a ranked crew since 2009, rallied from a 17-point, third-quarter deficit to drag inside seven early within the fourth quarter, however Valentino Ambrosio missed a brief subject purpose. On their subsequent possession, they turned it over on downs and fell to 1 of 4 on fourth down.
Michigan ended its drought with out a first down late within the fourth quarter to arrange a 47-yard subject purpose and an opportunity to earn a two-score lead, however Jake Moody missed it.
That gave Rutgers the ball with 1:49 left and no timeouts. Two snaps later, quarterback Noah Vedral fumbled for his crew’s first turnover of the season to seal the defeat.
Michigan entered the sport averaging 350.3 yards dashing to guide the nation and was held to only 112 yards on the bottom. Blake Corum was restricted to 68 yards — half his common — on 21 makes an attempt and Haskins ran for simply 41 yards on 12 carries. Cade McNamara was 9 of 16 for 163 yards passing for the Wolverines.
Isaih Pacheco had 107 yards dashing for the Scarlet Knights, who gained their first three video games for the primary time since 2012. Vedral was 18 of 31 for 156 yards with a landing cross to Aaron Younger within the third quarter, beginning the comeback that fell quick.