Saturday, October 24, 2009
Ugly sequence for Michigan spurs Penn State
Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- You might not see an uglier sequence of plays than Michigan had after being backed up deep in its own end.
Taking possession at its own 8-yard line, Michigan drew three penalties before David Moosman snapped the ball through the end zone for a safety. Moosman had replaced David Molk, who got hurt on the opening drive after returning from a broken foot that kept him out since Sept. 19. Quarterback Tate Forcier didn't expect the snap and had no time to react.
Penn State capitalized on the favorable field position it received following the safety, as Daryll Clark found a streaking Andrew Quarless for a 60-yard touchdown. Quarless beat linebacker Obi Ezeh on the play. The Lions now lead 19-7.