April 25, 2014

Third quarter recap: Michigan takes the lead and the momentum

Justice Cunningham makes a catch in the third quarter

Justice Cunningham makes a catch in the third quarter

Here is the third quarter recap from the Outback Bowl between USC and Michigan:

  • Michigan received to start the second half. The Wolverines started their first drive of the half on their own 33 yard line. The drive went nowhere and they ended up punting after three plays.
  • After a 56 yard punt, USC took over on its own 10 yard line. Connor Shaw broke of a 64 yard run to put the Gamecocks deep in Michigan territory. Shaw’s run was the longest of his career and the longest rush from scrimmage this season for the Gamecocks. Unfortunately Shaw injured his foot on the next play and had to come out. Dylan Thompson was unable to get the team in the end zone and the Gamecocks had to settle for a field goal attempt. Adam Yates missed the 33 yard attempt. That kept the score at 21-13 with 11:23 left in the quarter.
  • Michigan took over on the 20 yard line. Michigan slogged 45 yards and ended up attempting a 52 yard field goal. The connected and cut the lead to five at 21-16 with 6:54 left in the quarter.
  • Michigan scoring drive summary: 11 plays, 45 yards, 4:29 off the clock.
  • USC started its next possession on the 25 yard line. The Gamecocks moved across midfield on a 37 yard completion from Shaw to Justice Cunningham. The Gamecocks were facing a 4th-and seven on the Wolverines 35 yard line and Shaw’s running attempt came up short. Michigan took over on the 35.
  • Michigan put together another solid drive on its next possession. The Wolverines moved down the field and scored a touchdown on a ten yard pass from Devin Gardner. That put Michigan up 22-21. The Wolverines went for two and failed to convert.
  • Michigan scoring drive summary: 9 plays, 65 yards, 4:28 seconds off the clock.