BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Time after time, Michigan junior running back Karan Higdon was not going to be denied.
“He was phenomenal,” Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh said.
BOX SCORE: MICHIGAN 27, INDIANA 20 (OT)
“I don’t know how many yards he got after contact. But they were tough yards. It looked like he was going to be tackled for a loss, a 1-yard gain or no gain, and he found a way to get 4 or 5 yards out of it. We got a big boost from Higdon.”
Higdon rushed for 200 yards and three touchdowns, including the game winner, to lead No. 17 Michigan to a 27-20 overtime victory against Indiana on Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Michigan improved to 5-1 and 2-1 in the Big Ten; Indiana fell to 3-3 and 0-3.
Indiana’s Griffin Oakes hit a 46-yard field goal as time expired in regulation to tie the game 20-20.
On the first play in overtime, Higdon ran 25 yards for the touchdown, breaking around the left corner after Indiana appeared to have him bottled up.
“There was nothing there and I had to make something happen,” Higdon said. “I went the other way and it was off to the races.”
The Hoosiers earned a first down on the Michigan 1-yard line in their overtime possession, but they went backward before the Wolverines’ Tyree Kinnel snagged an interception in the end zone on fourth-and-goal from the 4.
“I thought our whole team dug down to do it,” Harbaugh said. “Our goal-line stand was great, an opportunity to keep them out of the end zone and…Read More