Indiana-Michigan: Recap, score, analysis for Week 7 game (October 14, 2017)

Michigan held on to beat Indiana, 27-20, in overtime   on October 14, 2017 in a showdown between two Big Ten East teams. Stay here for live updates, scores and analysis.

Michigan is coming off a stunning loss at home to Michigan State. Indiana beat FCS Charleston Southern last week.

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FINAL: Michigan 27, Indiana 20. Indiana’s pass falls incomplete and the Hoosiers are still without a win against Michigan since 1987.

Michigan 27, Indiana 20 (1st OT): Michigan takes the lead on the first play of overtime, as Higdon gets to 200 yards and goes in for the score.

Michigan 20, Indiana 20 (End 4Q): Oakes crushes the 46-yard field goal and somehow this is going to overtime. What a performance and rally by the Hoosiers.

Michigan 20, Indiana 17 (1:11 4Q): Some controversy here, as Indiana appeared to recover the onside kick, but officials ruled Simmie Cobbs was bobbling the ball. The Wolverines can’t get the first down and will have to punt.

Michigan 20, Indiana 17 (3:27 4Q): Well, well, well. A huge return for Harris gets Indiana in business and the Hoosiers capitalize. Ramsey finds Philyor for a 22-yard touchdown and suddenly this game is in doubt again.

Michigan 20, Indiana 10 (10:25 4Q): Whoa. Wolverines RB Higdon bursts into space for a 59-yard touchdown. Higdon is now up to 162 yards and two touchdowns. He’s been by far the best offensive player today for either team. Now the Hoosiers will have to find some way to score twice — not an easy task against this Michigan defense.

Michigan 13, Indiana 10 (End 3Q): Still not much offense in this one. Michigan has 210 yards and Indiana has 171. But the Hoosiers are only one good drive away from taking the lead on a ranked Michigan team. Indiana also hasn’t beaten the Wolverines since 1987.

Michigan 13, Indiana 10 (5:55 3Q): Michigan can’t move the ball. Indiana hasn’t been very consistent either, but the Hoosiers defense is keeping this a close game. O’Korn is 9-for-17 for 56 yards.

Michigan 13, Indiana 10 (12:05 3Q): Indiana marches right down the field on Michigan, including a 31-yard burst from Morgan Ellison. The running back then scored an 8-yard touchdown to cut the Michigan lead. After struggling to run the entire first half, the Hoosiers found room.

Michigan 13, Indiana 3 (Half): Penalties, penalties, penalties. Michigan had 11 for 98 yards in the first half; Indiana had only 112 offensive yards. That Wolverines defense has been dominant so far.

Michigan 13, Indiana 0 (10:19 2Q): Michigan gets the touchdown it was so desperate to score. Karan Higdon scores on a 12-yard touchdown. Higdon is up to 63 yards and a touchdown on only 6 carries. The Wolverines are already up to 98 rushing yards in the game.

Michigan 6, Indiana 0 (11:26 2Q): Indiana star defender Tegray Scales is called for a late hit on a sliding John O’Korn. Officials check the play and determine it wasn’t targeting.

Michigan 6, Indiana 0 (14:54 2Q): Quinn Nordin comes through again. A 38-yard field goal adds to Michigan’s lead, but it’s still only a one-possession game. Yet again, the Wolverines offense slumps whenever it gets in position to get a touchdown.

Michigan 3, Indiana 0 (End 1Q): Michigan blocked a 51-yard field on 4th-and-3. Looking back, Indiana probably should have gone for it on fourth down. The Hoosiers are the underdog and could have made a big statement by going for it.

Michigan 3, Indiana 0 (6:35, 1Q): Quinn Nordin gives the Wolverines the lead at Indiana. Michigan drives 49 yards 12 plays to take the lead a little more than halfway trough the first quarter. John O’Korn is 4-for-6 for 21 yards, but missed an open Donovan Peoples-Jones on a long pass.

Indiana-Michigan game time, information

Indiana and Michigan kick off at 12 p.m. ET on ABC.

Time: 12 p.m. ET

Date: Saturday, Oct. 14

Location: Memorial Stadium, Bloomington, Ind.

Television: ABC

Indiana-Michigan preview

Michigan has held the upper hand through most of the history of this series, including last year’s 20-10 win against the Hoosiers in a snowy game at Michigan Stadium. Michigan quarterback John O’Korn made his first start with the Wolverines, in place of Wilton Speight (left shoulder injury) and finished 7 for 16 passing for 59 yards.

Indiana took Michigan to two overtimes in 2015, winning 48-41 at Memorial Stadium.

Indiana pursues its first win against Michigan since 1987, a 14-10 win against the Wolverines in Bloomington.

Indiana has two former Wolverines assistants or players on its staff: associate head coach/offensive coordinator/tight ends coach Mike DeBord, who was an assistant on Michigan’s 1997 national championship team, and running backs coach Mike Hart, who was a running back for the Wolverines from 2004 to 2007.

This is the 66th meeting between the Wolverines and the Hoosiers. Michigan leads the all-time series 56-9.

Despite the Wolverines dominating this series from the get-go, the Hoosiers are just 7.5-point underdogs according to Home-field advantage for the Hoosiers has been kind, but not perfect in 2017.

To open the season, Indiana faced Ohio State — a game in which coach Tom Allen said was the program’s biggest to begin a season — and lost, 49-21. For Michigan, the Wolverines started 2017 with four straight victories.

Following a bye week, however, the Wolverines faced in-state rival, Michigan State. The Spartans upset then-ranked No. 7 Michigan, 14-10. Michigan enters Saturday’s contest against Indiana at 4-1 overall, while the Hoosiers are 3-2.

Michigan is currently 1-1 in Big Ten play, while Indiana is 0-2 after losing to Ohio State and Penn State.

Michigan is averaging 27.2 points per game while giving up 13.6 points per game. Ty Isaac leads the team with 365 rushing yards, though Chris Evans has added 247 yards and Karan Higdon has 201 rushing yards. Those three players have combined for 5 rushing touchdowns.

John O’Korn is Michigan’s starting quarterback with Wilton Speight out for “multiple weeks.” Before his injury, Speight was 44-for-81 passing for 581 yards, 3 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. O’Korn is 35-for-62 passing for 505 yards, 1 touchdown and 4 interceptions. O’Korn led the Wolverines to a comeback win against Purdue before he threw three interceptions in the loss to Michigan State.

Michigan’s defense has been dominant this season. Devin Bush is first on the team with 41 total tackles. He also has 4.5 sacks. Mike McCray has 34 total tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss and 2.5 sacks. Chase Winovich has been a force for the Wolverines with his 33 total tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss and 5.5 sacks.

Indiana averages 29.6 points per game and are surrendering 25.6 points per game. On offense, Peyton Ramsey is 61-for-89 passing for 637 yards, 6 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Ramsey also has 171 rushing yards and 2 scores. Fellow QB Richard Lagow has struggled, going 58-for-103 for 661 yards, 4 touchdowns and 3 interceptions.

Morgan Ellison leads the Hoosiers in rushing with 358 yards and 2 touchdowns. Star WR Simmie Cobbs Jr., is the top target in the passing game with his 33 catches, 370 yards and 3 touchdowns.

On defense, Tegray Scales has been busy. Scales is No. 1 on the Hoosiers with 42 total tackles and 3.5 sacks.

In Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh’s first two seasons with the Wolverines, the Hoosiers have played tough both times. In 2015, Michigan beat the Hoosiers 48-41 in two overtimes. Last season, the Wolverines won at home, 20-10. In both meetings, a ranked Michigan team played an unranked Hoosiers squad. That will happen again this week, with Michigan ranked No. 16 in the Coaches Poll and No. 17 in the AP Poll.

The Hoosiers last beat a ranked team in the 2016 season. Michigan State visited Bloomington, Ind., where Indiana upset the No. 17 Spartans, 24-21, in overtime.

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