Michigan beats Indiana on OT goal-line stand

Michigan escaped after an Indiana comeback to win, 27-20, on a goal-line stand in overtime.

After the Hoosiers snuck back into the game with 10 points in the fourth quarter, including a field goal from Griffin Oakes as time expired. But ultimately, it wasn’t enough.

Michigan scored quickly on its first possession of overtime. Karan Higdon didn’t waste any time, taking the first play of overtime 25 yards to the end zone to give the Wolverines the score they needed.

Indiana had a promising start to its only overtime possession, but Michigan stiffened up once the Hoosiers got close to the goal line. After a Morgan Ellison run got Indiana to the Michigan 1-yard line, the Hoosiers couldn’t punch it in.

The Wolverines stopped Ellison for a 2-yard loss, then forced a Peyton Ramsey incompletion. On third down, Michigan stopped Ramsey for another loss. Ramsey’s fourth-down desperation heave fell straight into the heart of several Michigan defenders, and the Wolverines walked off with a win.

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