MI thwarts Maryland after big second quarter


Brandon Peters threw two touchdown passes, Chris Evans ran for two scores and No. 21 MI dominated Maryland in the first half in a 35-10 victory Saturday. Michigan (8-2, 5-2) is in a three-way tie for second place in the Big Ten East Division, with Penn State and Michigan State.

Before the second quarter was halfway over, MI had a 28-0 lead thanks to Peters' passing and some madcap miscues by Maryland.

So, what are you supposed to do when you're down to your fourth quarterback (Ryan Brand) and you're pretty much overmatched at the line of scrimmage against a perennial Big Ten powerhouse? Evans, who scored from a yard out in the second quarter, added a 17-yard run late in the fourth quarter. Brand was 16 for 35 for 136 yards. The Wolverines won last year's contest 59-3.

The Wolverines will once again start Brandon Peters at quarterback, who took over for an ineffective John O'Korn two weeks ago. He connected with Ty Johnson for 28 yards, Taivon Jacobs for 26 yards, and D.J. Moore for 11 yards ultimately leading to a Henry Darmstadter 20 yard field goal. To reach the conference title game, however, they'd need to beat both Wisconsin and Ohio State and get some tiebreaker luck.

Maryland lost their last game, a 31-24 setback to Rutgers.

The Michigan Wolverines got out to a hot start in this game scoring the first two touchdowns of the game in the first half.

The Michigan Wolverines cruised to a fairly straightforward win over the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday, but there were still some bumps in the road.