Wisconsin vs. Michigan RECAP, SCORE & STATS (10/13/18) | College Football Week 7

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The No. 15 ranked Wisconsin Badgers (4-1), led by quarterback Alex Hornibrook, met the No. 12 ranked Michigan Wolverines (5-1), led by quarterback Shea Patterson, in a Big Ten Week 7 NCAA football game on Saturday, October 13, 2018 (10/13/18) at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Here’s the AP recap:

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Shea Patterson had his best day running the ball and was pretty good at throwing it, too.

Patterson accounted for 214 yards of offense and a touchdown, leading No. 12 Michigan to a 38-13 victory over No. 15 Wisconsin on Saturday night.

The Wolverines called some plays designed for Patterson and that created problems for the Badgers. And sometimes, Patterson simply ran on his own after scrambling around.

“It opens up a lot for your offense,” coach Jim Harbaugh said.

The Wolverines (6-1, 4-0 Big Ten) beat a ranked conference team for the first time since topping the Badgers two years ago. They have won six straight games since opening this season with a seven-point loss to then-No. 12 Notre Dame.

With games coming up against rival Michigan State on the road and No. 8 at Penn State, no one in the maize and blue was in a mood to celebrate the big win over the Badgers.

“It’s just a start,” said Michigan’s Karan Higdon, who ran for 105 yards and a score that broke a scoreless tie early in the second quarter. “We’re not done yet.”

The Badgers (4-2, 2-1) had won a record 17 straight regular-season Big Ten games, and 10 consecutive road games in and out of conference play.

“We certainly didn’t do enough things throughout the course of the game to give ourselves a chance to beat them,” Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst said.

Patterson, who had an 81-yard run , scored on a 7-yard run and connected on a 2-point conversion pass to put Michigan up 21-7 early in the third. The possibly pivotal drive was extended when the Badgers were called for roughing snapper Camaron Cheeseman on a punt.

“Those are the types of things when you do get a stop and then give the ball back to them, that makes it harder,” Chryst said. “Turnovers and penalties like that, you’re helping a good team and that makes it that much tougher.

Patterson was 14 of 21 for 124 yards and ran for a career-high 90 yards and a score on nine carries.

“He’s someone you have to account for,” Higdon said. “He makes great plays with his feet and his arm. He’s another guy defenses have to watch out for.”

Michigan’s backup quarterback, Dylan McCaffrey, ran for a 44-yard TD to make it 38-7 with 5:16 remaining.

Wisconsin’s Alex Hornibrook, meanwhile, had perhaps the worst game of his successful career.

The senior was 7 of 20 for 100 yards with one touchdown pass with 3:47 left. He threw two interceptions, one of which was returned for a score by Lavert Hill that gave Michigan a 31-7 lead with 9:55 left to play.

Hornibrook failed to complete 12 straight passes after connecting on his first three attempts, leading to him completing a career-low 35 percent of his attempts. By the time the drought ended, the Badgers were down by 31 points and there was less than 5 minutes left to play.

Jonathan Taylor, who entered the game leading the nation with 169.8 yards rushing yards rushing per game, ran for 101 yards 17 carries.

THE TAKEAWAY

Wisconsin: The Badgers will have a hard time beating good teams if Hornibrook can’t make them respect the pass. Even if he can’t, though, Wisconsin may still end up representing the West Division in the Big Ten championship game.

“There’s a lot of things we could’ve done better,” Hornibrook said. “I’m not going sit here and make excuses or complain about anything. We just got beat.”

Michigan: The Wolverines earned their first impressive win of the season, but they can’t celebrate too much or too long with matchups coming up against the Spartans and Nittany Lions.

Harbaugh didn’t sound concerned about his team’s ability to match Michigan State’s motivation to keep control of the series.

“We’ll be really intense for it,” Harbaugh said.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Michigan may move up a little because four teams ranked higher lost. The Badgers will likely slip toward the back of the poll with the lopsided loss.

KEY STAT

Michigan ranked No. 120, out of 129 teams, entering the game with 52 penalties. It was flagged only once against Wisconsin, getting an unsportsmanlike conduct for celebrating Hill’s interception return for a touchdown.

INJURY REPORT

Wolverines defensive end Rashan Gary didn’t play due to his injured right shoulder. Wisconsin safety D’Cota Dixon missed the game because of a foot injury.

UP NEXT

Wisconsin: Hosts Illinois.

Michigan: Plays at Michigan State, which has won eight of the last 10 games in the rivalry and is coming off a win against Penn State on the road.

“We’ve got a big stretch in the schedule here and we’re ready for it,” guard Ben Bredeson said.

College football picks, Week 7

Here’s what you need to know:

Who: Wisconsin vs. Michigan

What: NCAA football, Week 7

When: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018

Where: Michigan Stadium

Time: 7:30 p.m. Eastern

TV: ABC

Livestream: WatchESPN

Line: Michigan -7.5

Series record: Michigan leads 50-15-1.

Week 7 picks and predictions

WHAT’S AT STAKE?

Both teams need a win to bolster their chance to reach the Big Ten championship game and to possibly earn a spot in the College Football Playoff.

KEY MATCHUP

Wisconsin QB Alex Hornibrook against Michigan’s defense. Hornibrook has won each of his last 10 road games, completing 68 percent of his passes with 18 TDs and just three interceptions. The Wolverines are giving up a nation-low 134 yards passing a game. Hornibrook was 9 of 25 for a career-low 36 percent with a TD and a career-high three INTs two years ago at the Big House.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Wisconsin: RB Jonathan Taylor. The sophomore is averaging a nation-high 169.8 yards rushing and has run for 200-plus yards twice this season. Taylor had 19 carries for 132 yards in last year’s 24-10 win over Michigan at home.

Michigan: QB Shea Patterson. He has thrown 10 TDs and two INTs since not throwing for a score and having an INT in the season-opening loss to Notre Dame. Patterson has connected on 69 percent of his passes for 1,187 yards.

FACTS & FIGURES

Wisconsin has won a record 17 Big Ten regular-season games in a row, the nation’s longest active streak in a conference, since losing to Ohio State on Oct. 15, 2016. … The Wolverines’ last win against a ranked Big Ten team was Oct. 1, 2016, against the eighth-ranked Badgers. … Badgers coach Paul Chryst is 15-1 on the road. … The Wolverines lead the nation in total defense, giving up 230.5 yards per game. … Wisconsin is the only team in the Big Ten’s West Division without a conference loss. … Michigan DE Chase Winovich is averaging 1.8 tackles for losses, leading the Big Ten and ranking No. 13 in the country.

(The AP contributed to this report.)

Source : https://www.nj.com/sports/index.ssf/2018/10/wisconsin_vs_michigan_live_score_updates_stats_101.html