Penn State vs. Michigan matchup draws huge reaction for first-half performance
Penn State vs. Michigan turned into a thriller after the Wolverines dominated the early start of the game.
No. 5 Michigan has found an impressive offensive rhythm against the highly efficient defense of No. 10 Penn State.
Through the first 3 drives of the game for Michigan, the Wolverines scored either a field goal or a touchdown. The Wolverines have been able to account for 211 total yards on 37 plays in the first 3 drives.
The momentum changed when Penn State got on the board with a 1-yard touchdown run from Kaytron Allen to put the Nittany Lions within one possession. That drive was extended thanks to a 62-yard run quarterback by Sean Clifford.
The first two drives for Penn State were 3-and-outs that only accumulated 14 total yards.
Five plays from scrimmage later, Penn State linebacker Curtis Jacobs took an interception from Wolverines quarterback J.J. McCarthy and returned it for a 47-yard touchdown.
That touchdown turned the tide to give Penn State the 14-13 on the road over Michigan.
Michigan was able to take back the lead over Penn State 16-14 with a 23-yard field goal with 2 seconds left in the second quarter.
Michigan slowly and methodically built up a 13-0 lead on 37 offensive plays that went through the first 22 minutes of game time, and Penn State pulled ahead in under 2 minutes.
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) October 15, 2022
— 🎃James King🎃 (@turkeykinger) October 15, 2022
— Michael Shadwick (@shadwims) October 15, 2022
All Michigan has to do is run the ball, Penn State cannot stop it. I’d run on 3rd and 9 if I had to.
— Shawn (@KolsonJ2022) October 15, 2022
I’m not saying I caused Penn State to take the lead, but when I turned on the game, it was 13-0 Michigan.
(also, I’m about to turn it off to watch the Phillies pregame)
— Bill Deger (@muwxguy) October 15, 2022
Michigan has outplayed Penn State if you look at then numbers. They’re just trailing
— The Daily Blitz (@dailyblitz_61) October 15, 2022
Penn State TWO big TD in just 2 minutes. Pick 6. 14-13 @PennStateFball over Michigan
— Bob Pompeani (@KDPomp) October 15, 2022
— 𝙱𝙻𝙴𝚂𝚂𝙸𝙽𝚂 (@100Blessins) October 15, 2022
Penn state has 1 first down. They lead #5 ranked Michigan 14-13
— Useless Stats (@uselessstats22) October 15, 2022
Crazy how fast a game changes
Michigan was up 13-0 and Penn state couldn’t get anything going and now it’s 14-13 PSU
— Connor (@von_tann) October 15, 2022
— Dan Doebler (@dan_doebler) October 15, 2022