Hoosier heartbreak: No. 15 Michigan escapes with 2OT win
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Mitchell Paige bobbled a fourth-down pass at the goal line that would have forced a third overtime and No. 15 Michigan fended off feisty Indiana 48-41 on Saturday to keep its conference title hopes alive.
Jake Rudock forced overtime with a touchdown pass with two seconds left in regulation and threw two more on back-to-back plays to lead Michigan to the double-overtime win.
Rudock finished 33 of 46 with 440 yards and six touchdowns — four to Jehu Chesson, who caught 10 passes for 207 yards.
The Wolverines (8-2, 5-1 Big Ten, No. 14 CFB) won their third straight.
Indiana (4-6, 0-6) has lost six straight since winning its first four and has dropped 20 straight in what has been a lopsided series.
Jordan Howard ran 35 times for 238 yards and two TDs to lead the Hoosiers.
Nate Sudfeld’s pass on fourth-and-goal from the 2-yard line was bobbled and broken up by Michigan safety Delano Hill.