Thu. Dec 2nd, 2021

STATE COLLEGE, Pa.—Michigan tight end Erick All woke up on Saturday with a sore ankle, a leftover reminder of the Wolverines’ last painful loss. Inside a packed, hostile Beaver Stadium, he was able to block out the discomfort enough to help No. 9 Michigan stay in the Big Ten championship chase with a 21–17 win over No. 23 Penn State. All hauled in a 47-yard touchdown pass from Cade McNamara with 3:29 left and outran Penn State defenders to the end zone. Michigan (9–1, 6–1 Big Ten, No. 6 CFP) snapped a two-game skid to the Nittany Lions (6–4, 3–4). “I’m sure he wasn’t thinking about that ankle,” Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said. “He was thinking about the team.” And what another loss would mean for the Wolverines’ chance to end their 16-year championship drought. All was hurt when the Wolverines fell to No. 8 Michigan State on Oct. 30 …

Author: The Associated Press

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