In the rematch Saturday, No. 22 Michigan (3-1) arrives at Maryland (2-2) with a three-game winning streak and a whole lot of swagger. Army and Penn State haven’t met since 1979, with the Nitts holding a 13-10-2 record against Army West Point, which, by the way, is the new “brand” for Army football. After a scoreless first quarter, Michigan carved out a 6-0 halftime lead on two field goals by Kenny Allen, the first from 30 yards, set up by a Jabrill Peppers 29-yard punt return. Michigan quarterback Jake Rudock played for Iowa previous year against Maryland in a 38-31 Terrapin victory.
The Big Ten Conference has changed the time of Michigan’s game at Maryland to noon Eastern Saturday, moving up kickoff by eight hours amid concerns over drenching rain and the approach of Hurricane Joaquin.
Moore has started the past two games in an effort to help jumpstart the passing game, and he’s been a trusted target for the Maryland quarterbacks.
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Asked by Brandstatter about entering Big Ten play after going 3-1 in the non-conference play, including a marquee win over BYU, Harbaugh said the importance is already well known.
All of our running backs would like to carry the ball more, and theyre stating their case every time they get the ball, Harbaugh said. Michigan actually looked like the better team in that game but three picks by QB Jake Rudock did Michigan in. For his career, he’s completed 60.7 percent of his passes, and past year, he threw 16 touchdowns to only five interceptions. Six league games are on tap, including a few important ones in the West Division and a surprising 4-0 team taking on the defending champs. One week later, the #2 ranked Michigan State Spartans are coming to the Big House in what should be a great game. If Michigan plays like they are capable of playing, neither the Maryland defense nor their offense is good enough to beat them. Michigan will have to deal with a desperate Terp team at home, but it won’t be enough.
It was Maryland’s first shutout loss since its 63-0 loss to then-No.