Michigan had been flirting with disaster for several weeks, nearly losing to lowly squads such as Akron and UConn. On Saturday, the Wolverines’ luck finally ran out in a four-overtime thriller at Penn State.
Nittany Lions running back Bill Belton punched it in from two yards out to give coach Bill O’Brien’s squad a roller coaster, 43-40 victory.
Michigan was served its very first loss on the year, falling to 5-1 overall and 1-1 in the Big Ten. Penn State, rebounding from a loss to Indiana, now stands at 4-2 and 1-1 in-league.