NCAAF Game Recap - Michigan State at Michigan
Sat Nov 16, 2019 12:00 PM EST

LSU
58
Miss
37
F
OHSt
56
Rut
21
F
Wake
3
Clem
52
F
Ala
38
MisSt
7
F
UGA
21
Aub
14
F
Ariz
6
Oreg
34
F
Minn
19
Iowa
23
F
UCLA
3
Utah
49
F
Ind
27
PSU
34
F
Okla
34
Bayl
31
F
Fla
23
Mizzu
6
F
MSU
10
Mich
44
F
Wisc
37
Neb
21
F
Navy
20
ND
52
F
Cin
20
SoFL
17
F
Mem
45
Hou
27
F
NM
9
Boise
42
F
Tex
21
IASt
23
F
Kans
13
OkSt
31
F
E Mi
42
Akr
14
F
WestMI
37
Ohio
34
F OT
NIU
31
Toled
28
F
BGSU
3
MiaOH
44
F
Buff
27
Kent
30
F
UNC
27
Pitt
34
F OT
LaTec
10
Marsh
31
F
Fres
7
SDSU
17
F
Tul
21
Temp
29
F
TCU
33
TxTch
31
F
UMass
6
NW
45
F
AlaSt
12
FlaSt
49
F
VMI
6
Army
47
F
UTEP
10
UAB
37
F
Troy
63
TxSt
27
F
CoCar
27
ArkSt
28
F
ULMon
29
GaSo
51
F
IdSt
10
BYU
42
F
C Mi
45
Ball
44
F
KY
38
Vand
14
F
WVU
24
K St
20
F
VaTec
45
GATec
0
F
(N/A)
28
NMSt
41
F
Hawaii
21
UNLV
7
F
Wyo
21
UtSt
26
F
Syr
49
Duke
6
F
Stan
22
WaSt
49
F
Rice
31
MidTN
28
F
ULLaf
37
SoAl
27
F
SMiss
36
UTSA
17
F
AF
38
ColSt
21
F
App
56
GASt
27
F
AzSt
34
OreSt
35
F
SCar
6
TxAM
30
F
Lou
34
NCSt
20
F
USC
41
Cal
17
F

Nov 16, 2019, 12:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

3

4

T

Michigan State (4-6)

7

0

3

0

10

(14) Michigan (8-2)

0

17

10

17

44

No. 14 Michigan, behind Patterson, rips Michigan State 44-10
Sat Nov 16, 2019 5:46 PM

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Shea Patterson had his best game at Michigan, picking apart a wounded rival to the left, right over the middle and deep.

Patterson threw for 384 yards - his highest total since he played for Mississippi - and four touchdowns to lead the 14th-ranked Wolverines to a 44-10 rout over Michigan State on Saturday.

"This one is special," Patterson said. "I'm proud of be part of this team and part of a dominating win like that."

The Wolverines (8-2, 5-2, No. 15 CFP) scored 24 straight points after giving up the first touchdown and finished with their most lopsided win in the rivalry since a 49-3 victory in 2002.

Showing no mercy up nearly four touchdowns late in the game, Patterson threw on third-and-2 and connected with Cornelius Johnson for a 39-yard score.

Johnson fooled the defense by looking as if he was going to block before he broke down field and got wide open.

"That play was designed," Patterson said.

The Spartans (4-6, 2-5) must win at Rutgers and against Maryland to be bowl eligible after unraveling this season with a five-game losing streak.

"As soon as we roll over, I said this a few weeks ago, it can be a lot worse than this. A lot worse," linebacker Antjuan Simmons said. "We've just got to keep fighting and show we're tough, and we're not going to quit."

Michigan State got off to a solid start, leading 7-0 after the first quarter on Brian Lewerke's 1-yard pass to Max Rosenthal.

The offensively challenged Spartans did little with the ball and simply couldn't stop Michigan in the air.

"The plan wasn't to pass the game all game, but our guys were getting into open space and making plays," Patterson said.

Patterson completed 24 of 33 passes, but deflected credit to his teammates on offense.

"O Line did a heck of a job giving me time and receivers found open space," he said.

The senior quarterback threw a 5-yard TD pass to Nick Eubanks in the second quarter; an 18-yard pass to Donovan Peoples-Jones for a score in the third; a 22-yard TD pass to Nico Collins in the fourth and the TD pass to Johnson with 2:33 left.

"I call that a whale of a game," coach Jim Harbaugh said.

Ronnie Bell had nine catches for a career-high 150 yards for the Wolverines, who haven't lost at home since closing the 2017 season with a loss to rival Ohio State.

"There was just something special in the way shea was throwing the football," Bell said.

Michigan finished with 467 yards of offense - gaining 7 yards per play - and punted only on the opening possession of the game.

"Ridiculous," Michigan State defensive lineman Raequan Williams said. "That's not `Spartan Dawg' defense."

Lewerke was 17 of 30 for 166 yards with a TD and two interceptions on poorly thrown passes. Elijah Collins was limited to 27 yards rushing on 12 carries a week after running for 170 yards and two touchdowns in a collapsing loss to Illinois.

"We played our best ball," said Michigan linebacker Khaleke Hudson, who blocked a punt.

Michigan State had won eight of 11 in the rivalry and two straight at the Big House. The Wolverines have now won two in a row in the series for the first time since winning six consecutive from 2002-2007.

"I don't like losing to these guys," coach Mark Dantonio said. "Don't like losing - period."

Simmons said he chose his college because of Dantonio and he has not lost faith in him.

"I still believe in this program," Simmons said. "I still love every single person within this program."

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Michigan may move up a little in The Associated Press poll and the College Football Playoff standings.

FLAG DAY

The officials tried to keep the emotionally charged game in check, throwing a lot of flags in an attempt to rein in players on both sides. Michigan had nine penalties for 91 yards. Michigan State was flagged seven times for 93 yards and Jacub Panasiuk was ejected in the second half after being called for roughing the passer.

"It was chippy during the games with words being said," Hudson said. "I feel like the refs did a good job of calming both teams down."

UP NEXT

Michigan State: At Rutgers.

Michigan: At Indiana.

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Passing

MSU Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
B. Lewerke 30 17 56.7 1 166 29 2 55.7
Mich Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
S. Patterson 33 24 72.7 4 384 42 0 150.8

Rushing

MSU Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
E. Collins 12 27 2.3 4 0
B. Lewerke 13 12 0.9 8 0
Mich Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
G. Jackson 2 32 16.0 21 0
Z. Charbonnet 7 30 4.3 14 0

Receiving

MSU Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
C. White 6 78 13.0 29 0
M. Seybert 3 32 10.7 20 0
Mich Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
R. Bell 9 150 16.7 42 0
D. Peoples-Jones 4 48 12.0 18 1

Fumbles

MSU F FL
B. Lewerke 1 0
Mich F FL
D. Peoples-Jones 1 1
S. Patterson 1 0

Returning

MSU KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
A. Williams Jr. 2 16.5 0 23 0 - 0 0
B. Sowards 0 - 0 0 1 0.0 0 0
Mich KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
G. Jackson 2 15.0 0 17 0 - 0 0
D. Peoples-Jones 0 - 0 0 2 29.0 0 50

Punting

MSU Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Hartbarger 6 240 40.0 49
Mich Punt Yds Avg LgPu
W. Hart 1 47 47.0 47

Takeaways

Mich Int Yds InTD
A. Thomas 1 4 0
L. Hill 1 5 0

Team Stats Comparison

MSU Mich
Points For 10 44
Total Yards 220 467
Rushing Yards 54 83
Passing Yards 166 384
Passing Completions / Attempts 17/30 24/33
Turnovers 2 1
Interceptions Thrown 2 0
Fumbles - Lost 1/0 2/1
First Downs 16 25
Penalties - Yards 7/93 9/91
Time Of Possession 5:05 55:55
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 2/13 8/13
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 2/2 0/1
Punts - Average Yards 7/34 1/47

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter MSU Mich
MSU 13:12 TD Max Rosenthal 1 yd pass from Brian Lewerke (Matt Coghlin kick) 7 0
2nd Quarter MSU Mich
Mich 0:31 TD Hassan Haskins 1 yd run (Quinn Nordin kick) 7 7
Mich 10:42 TD Nick Eubanks 5 yd pass from Shea Patterson (Quinn Nordin kick) 7 14
Mich 14:45 FG Quinn Nordin 28 yd FG 7 17
3rd Quarter MSU Mich
Mich 2:20 TD Donovan Peoples-Jones 18 yd pass from Shea Patterson (Quinn Nordin kick) 7 24
MSU 8:17 FG Matt Coghlin 35 yd FG 10 24
Mich 12:47 FG Quinn Nordin 49 yd FG 10 27
4th Quarter MSU Mich
Mich 0:14 TD Nico Collins 22 yd pass from Shea Patterson (Quinn Nordin kick) 10 34
Mich 4:48 FG Quinn Nordin 33 yd FG 10 37
Mich 12:27 TD Cornelius Johnson 39 yd pass from Shea Patterson (Quinn Nordin kick) 10 44

Game Information

Stadium: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Attendance: 111,496
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