By Ben Sullivan
No. 3 Michigan 31, 6-5 Maryland 24:
Yesterday, fans of the drama-factory Wolverines stormed the Terps’ field after the program’s 1000th all-time win.
Now to see whether the NCAA adjusts its alternate-reality version of that number.
Michigan’s final game before next week’s home showdown against No. 2 Ohio State required key plays in all three phases, especially on defense, after the Wolverines built a 23-3 lead midway through the second quarter.
They recorded a safety on special teams — linebacker Christian Boivin’s blocked punt led Maryland to kick the ball out of the end zone — and on defense. The defense also accounted for a touchdown on Michael Barrett’s strip-sack and Derrick Moore’s walk-in recovery.