With both programs looking to snap a three-game losing streak, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights took a 17-7 lead over the Michigan Wolverines into the halftime break.

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Johnny Langan, who is redshirt junior Noah Vedral’s backup but handles much of the goal-to-go work, scored the game’s first touchdown, finding the end zone from three yards out with 4:33 left in the first quarter.

At the 8:45 mark of the second quarter, Langan added his second score of the game, this one from one yard out, to extend Rutgers’ lead to 14-0.

Junior placekicker Valentino Ambrosio, who was a member of the Scarlet Knights’ soccer program and made his collegiate debut in the November 14 loss to the Illinois Fighting Illini, knocked through a 38-yard field goal with 4:28 remaining before half, bringing the score to 17-0.

Replacing redshirt sophomore Joe Milton with redshirt freshman Cade McNamara for the second-straight game, the Wolverines appeared on the scoreboard with 3:26 left, courtesy of a 46-yard pass to sophomore wide receiver Cornelius Johnson.

Michigan redshirt sophomore linebacker Cameron McGrone was carted off the field in the second quarter with an apparent ankle injury and redshirt senior kicker Quinn Nordin missed two field goals, the first from 49 yards and the other from 53 as time ran out in the half.

In Nordin’s defense, the latter attempt was thrown off by a poor snap.

Vedral turned in an impressive half, completing 14-of-21 pass attempts for 162 yards, while adding 20 yards on four rushes.

Redshirt junior wide receiver Shameen Jones has been the signal-caller’s preferred target, hauling in three passes for 66 yards.

McNamara was sharp in his abbreviated action, connecting on 10-of-12 passes for 113 yards. Before being pulled, Milton was five-of-12 for 89 yards.

The Wolverines will receive the football to begin the second half.