NCAAF Game Recap - Middle Tennessee at Michigan
Sat Aug 31, 2019 7:30 PM EDT

GATec
14
Clem
52
F
Duke
3
Ala
42
F
UGA
30
Vand
6
F
Hou
31
Okla
49
F
FlAtl
21
OHSt
45
F
GaSo
3
LSU
55
F
MidTN
21
Mich
40
F
ND
35
Lou
17
F
LaTec
14
Tex
45
F
Oreg
21
Aub
27
F
TxSt
7
TxAM
41
F
EWa
14
Wash
47
F
Utah
30
BYU
12
F
Idaho
7
PSU
79
F
FlaAM
0
UCF
62
F
Tuls
7
MSU
28
F
Wisc
49
SoFL
0
F
MiaOH
14
Iowa
38
F
NoIa
26
IASt
29
F(2OT)
Syr
24
Lib
0
F
NMSt
7
WaSt
58
F
SoAl
21
Neb
35
F
NW
7
Stan
17
F
Alb
21
C Mi
38
F
UCLA
14
Cin
24
F
RMor
10
Buff
38
F
Wagn
21
UConn
24
F
Mor
3
BGSU
46
F
C Ark
35
W Ky
28
F
GWebb
28
Char
49
F
AlaSt
19
UAB
24
F
FLInt
14
Tul
42
F
SDSU
21
Minn
28
F
NoCol
18
SJSU
35
F
Kent
7
AzSt
30
F
Rice
7
Army
14
F
UMass
21
Rut
48
F
UtSt
35
Wake
38
F
Purd
31
Nev
34
F
ColSt
31
Colo
52
F
OkSt
52
OreSt
36
F
Miss
10
Mem
15
F
MisSt
38
ULLaf
28
F
InSt
17
Kans
24
F
Akr
3
Ill
42
F
ECU
6
NCSt
34
F
How
0
MD
79
F
Toled
24
KY
38
F
Ind
34
Ball
24
F
Boise
36
FlaSt
31
F
JMU
13
WVU
20
F
URI
20
Ohio
41
F
Buck
12
Temp
56
F
HolyC
7
Navy
45
F
Colg
7
AF
48
F
GASt
38
Tenn
30
F
SCar
20
UNC
24
F
E Mi
30
CoCar
23
F
ETenn
7
App
42
F
MonSt
10
TxTch
45
F
PorSt
13
Ark
20
F
VaTec
28
BC
35
F
SamHu
31
NM
39
F
(N/A)
7
UTSA
35
F
Camp
14
Troy
43
F
UCDav
13
Cal
27
F
VMI
17
Marsh
56
F
IllSt
10
NIU
24
F
Monm
13
WestMI
48
F
AlcSt
10
SMiss
38
F
Nich
14
K St
49
F
SFA
17
Bayl
56
F
SMU
37
ArkSt
30
F
Norf
21
OD
24
F
Mizzu
31
Wyo
37
F
Abil
31
NorTx
51
F
UVA
30
Pitt
14
F
Gram
9
ULMon
31
F
HBU
34
UTEP
36
F
ArkPB
7
TCU
39
F
Web
0
SDSU
6
F
SoUt
23
UNLV
56
F
Fres
23
USC
31
F

Aug 31, 2019, 7:30 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Middle Tennessee (0-1)

7

7

0

7

21

(7) Michigan (1-0)

10

17

6

7

40

Sluggish No. 7 Michigan beats Middle Tennessee 40-21
Sun Sep 1, 2019 12:35 AM

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Shea Patterson threw three touchdown passes and No. 7 Michigan easily won its season-opening game.

However, the dual-threat senior quarterback wasn't in a mood to celebrate.

Patterson lost a fumble on the first play of the game and put the ball on the turf again later in the game, casting a shadow on his perspective of the Wolverines' 40-21 win over Middle Tennessee on Saturday night.

"Obviously, didn't get off to a good start," Patterson said. "I've got to take care of the football."

Michigan unveiled its no-huddle, spread offense and it was plagued by mental and physical mistakes.

"We shot ourselves in the foot at times with pre-snap penalties and mishandling the ball," coach Jim Harbaugh said.

The Blue Raiders took advantage of two turnovers, scoring TDs after recovering both fumbles.

Asher O'Hara ran for an 18-yard TD after Patterson lost a fumble on a run to give the Blue Raiders a 7-0 lead. O'Hara threw a 2-yard pass for a score to Jarrin Pierce after Lavert Hill fumbled on a punt return to pull them within 10 points late in the first half.

"We didn't back down," coach Rick Stockstill said. "We didn't flinch, but we didn't play good enough to beat the No. 7 team in the country."

O'Hara was 22 of 32 for 217 yards with two TDs, an interception and a score on the ground.

"The stage didn't really affect me at all," he said.

Michigan pulled away in the second half, leading 40-14 after Dylan McCaffrey's 6-yard run late in the third quarter and Ben Van Sumeren's 1-yard run with 6:37 left.

Patterson was 17 of 29 for 203 yards with TD passes to Tarik Black, Nico Collins and Sean McKeon. McCaffrey completed both of his passes for 17 yards and ran for 42 yards along with a score.

Michigan's Zach Charbonnet ran for 90 yards on eight carries in his college debut.

"I thought he played really well in protecting, seeing the holes, making the cuts, protecting the ball," Harbaugh said. "Looked like a very experienced back to me. The stage wasn't too big for him."

THE TAKEAWAY

Middle Tennessee: The Blue Raiders should good about being competitive in a game they were expected to lose by about five touchdowns.

"We fought for four quarters, nobody threw in the towel," linebacker DQ Thomas said. "We scored in the last 30 seconds. We had a late goal-line stop."

Michigan: New offensive coordinator Josh Gattis won't have a hard time finding teaching points following his debut after his quarterbacks combined to fumble three times.

"I got the ball in my hands every single play and I've got to take care of it," Patterson said.

BOUNCING BACK

Michigan cornerback Ambry Thomas, who was diagnosed with colitis this summer, had an interception and fumble recovery a little more than a week after being cleared to practice.

INJURY REPORT

Michigan running back Tru Wilson left the game with a hand injury after blocking a blitzing linebacker, giving Patterson time to throw a go-ahead, 36-yard TD pass to Black late in the first quarter. Black left the game in the first half with cramps, but was able to return. Defensive lineman Michael Dwumfour went to the sideline early in the game, dangling his right arm in pain.

Harbaugh said receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones and offensive tackle Jon Runyan may be able to play next week after missing the opener with undisclosed injuries.

BACK IN THE BOOTH

Matt Millen returned to the broadcast booth for Big Ten Network, coming back to work as an analyst after having heart transplant surgery.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Michigan may not move much, up or down, after winning a game by a lopsided margin against an overmatched opponent.

UP NEXT

Middle Tennessee: Hosts Tennessee State.

Michigan: Plays Army on Saturday at home.

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Passing

MidTN Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
A. OHara 32 22 68.8 2 217 59 1 95.4
C. Cunningham 9 4 44.4 0 17 9 0 51.6
Mich Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Milton 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 39.6
S. Patterson 29 17 58.6 3 203 36 0 114.6

Rushing

MidTN Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
A. OHara 13 32 2.5 18 1
J. McDonald 4 13 3.3 9 0
Mich Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
H. Haskins 2 0 0.0 1 0
Z. Charbonnet 8 90 11.3 41 0

Receiving

MidTN Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
D. Frantz 2 0 0.0 0 0
J. Marshall 1 59 59.0 59 1
Mich Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
T. Black 4 80 20.0 36 1
N. Collins 3 49 16.3 28 1

Fumbles

MidTN F FL
A. OHara 1 0
Mich F FL
S. Patterson 2 1

Returning

MidTN KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
T. Lee 0 - 0 0 1 7.0 0 7
Mich KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
R. Bell 0 - 0 0 3 13.7 0 27
G. Jackson 3 25.3 0 34 0 - 0 0

Punting

MidTN Punt Yds Avg LgPu
K. Ulbrich 9 341 37.9 51
Mich Punt Yds Avg LgPu
W. Hart 5 208 41.6 51

Takeaways

MidTN Int Yds InTD
T. Render 0 0 0
Mich Int Yds InTD
A. Thomas 1 2 0

Team Stats Comparison

MidTN Mich
Points For 21 40
Total Yards 301 453
Rushing Yards 67 233
Passing Yards 234 220
Passing Completions / Attempts 26/41 19/33
Turnovers 2 2
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Fumbles - Lost 2/1 4/2
First Downs 16 26
Penalties - Yards 8/54 8/55
Time Of Possession 44:44 16:16
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 4/15 5/13
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/1 0/1
Punts - Average Yards 9/38 5/42

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter MidTN Mich
MidTN 2:08 TD Asher O'Hara 18 yd run (Crews Holt kick) 7 0
Mich 7:23 FG Jake Moody 34 yd FG 7 3
Mich 14:39 TD Tarik Black 36 yd pass from Shea Patterson (Quinn Nordin kick) 7 10
2nd Quarter MidTN Mich
Mich 2:06 TD Nico Collins 28 yd pass from Shea Patterson (Quinn Nordin kick) 7 17
Mich 7:52 TD Sean McKeon 28 yd pass from Shea Patterson (Quinn Nordin kick) 7 24
MidTN 12:48 TD Jarrin Pierce 2 yd pass from Asher O'Hara (Crews Holt kick) 14 24
Mich 14:55 FG Jake Moody 27 yd FG 14 27
3rd Quarter MidTN Mich
Mich 14:07 TD Dylan McCaffrey 6 yd run (failed 2pt rush) 14 33
4th Quarter MidTN Mich
Mich 8:23 TD Ben VanSumeren 1 yd run (Quinn Nordin kick) 14 40
MidTN 13:54 TD Jimmy Marshall 59 yd pass from Asher O'Hara (Crews Holt kick) 21 40

Game Information

Stadium: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Attendance: 110,811
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