Week 12 of the 2020 college football season was a pretty wild one. Fittingly, it ended with a crazy contest between Michigan and Rutgers.
The Scarlet Knights hosted the Wolverines in New Jersey on Saturday night. Rutgers led Michigan early, though Jim Harbaugh’s team made a big second half push.
Rutgers was able to tie the game late, scoring a two-point conversion on a crazy quarterback draw by Noah Vedral. The Scarlet Knights forced overtime against the Wolverines, tied at 35-35.
Both teams missed field goal attempts on their first overtime possessions. The Wolverines missed a chip shot, while the Scarlet Knights missed a long one following a dreadful series. In the second overtime, both teams scored to force another period.
Michigan scored a touchdown in the 3OT, but missed the required two-point conversion. However, the missed two-point conversion didn’t matter, as the Wolverines stopped Rutgers.
Jim Harbaugh’s team wins, 48-42, avoiding a disastrous loss at Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights, meanwhile, suffer a brutal loss.
Ballgame UM 48-42 pic.twitter.com/KUlDxU6CDu
— angelique (@chengelis) November 22, 2020
— Michigan Football (@UMichFootball) November 22, 2020
Goodnight, you sweet prince of a game…
— Andy Staples (@Andy_Staples) November 22, 2020
Huge victory for Michigan!
— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) November 22, 2020
Michigan needed this one pretty badly, but at the same time, this is a crushing loss for Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights played well enough to win, but couldn’t emerge with a victory at home.