Pick in end zone helps No. 17 Michigan top Indiana in OT

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Pick in end zone helps No. 17 Michigan top Indiana in OT


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.


“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

Lakeem Khodra
Lakeem Khodra
News Writer/Contributor at Tyranny News @lakeemk

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