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O'Korn, defense help No. 8 Michigan rally past Purdue, 28-10

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) No. 8 Michigan lost its starting quarterback. Backup John O'Korn and a rock-solid defense made sure the bigger goals stayed intact.

O'Korn led the offense on two time-consuming drives in the second half, Chris Evans ran for two touchdowns and the Wolverines scored the final 21 points in a 28-10 win at Purdue on Saturday.

''They can win in the late rounds,'' coach Jim Harbaugh said. ''That's a great thing to learn about your ballclub. You never know quite what the character is. Things get tough, and a lot of people start groping for alternatives. Our guys dug deep and finished them off.''

It was tougher than expected.

When the Wolverines (4-0, 1 -0 Big Ten) lost Wilton Speight late in the first quarter with an undisclosed injury, they asked O'Korn, the former Houston starter who had thrown only pass this season, to bail them out.

He warmed up quickly, completing all five of his throws on his first series and capping it with a 12-yard TD pass to Zach Gentry for a 7-0 lead. He wound up 18 of 26 with 270 yards and one interception as one of his former coaches at Houston, Tony Levine, watched from Purdue's sideline.

''It meant a lot for me, even if I don't play the rest of the year, to be able to go out and beat my former coach,'' O'Korn said. ''It was a big moment for me. Call it whatever you want.''

For the next two quarters, O'Korn and the offense went nowhere.

So the Wolverines' championship-caliber defense stepped in with an incredibly stingy second-half performance to make sure their conference title hopes and playoff aspirations remained alive.

Purdue (2-2, 0-1) managed only 10 yards and one first down over the final two quarters, not nearly enough to protect a 10-7 halftime lead.

''Michigan beat us down Michigan-style,'' Boilermakers coach Jeff Brohm said. ''The better football team won. In the second half, they were the tougher team. Our second half was unproductive offensively.''

Evans finished with 14 carries for 97 yards, scoring on a 10-yard run with 2:42 left in the third quarter to give Michigan a 14-10 lead and sealing it with a 49-yard run with 6:46 left in the game.

Ty Isaac's 1-yard TD run was sandwiched in between.

THE TAKEAWAYS

Michigan: The Wolverines' defense is every bit as good as advertised. Despite forcing only one turnover, they had five sacks, gave up 30 yards rushing and shut out Purdue for the final 36 minutes. If Michigan continues playing this way, it won't matter who plays quarterback.

Purdue: This is the first real stumble of the season. The fact that it happened in front of a national television audience and in front of the Boilermakers' largest home crowd for a Big Ten game in four years wasn't ideal. But Purdue was competitive long enough to keep the momentum going.

INJURIES

Michigan: Speight was injured on a sack with 5:11 left in the first quarter. After staying on the ground for several minutes, he got up and walked off the field gingerly with four trainers around him. Harbaugh only said that he thought it was a ''soft tissue'' injury and not structural. Tight end Nick Eubanks also left after taking a hit to the head in the second half.

Purdue: Quarterback David Blough re-injured his throwing shoulder in the fourth quarter. Brohm said he could miss the Boilermakers' next game in two weeks. Defensive end Austin Larkin early in the second quarter with an undisclosed injury. Thieneman and linebacker Ja'Whaun Bentley must sit out the first half against Minnesota after both were called for targeting.

ANTHEM UPROAR

Harbaugh didn't mince words when asked about President Donald Trump's comments about firing players who peacefully protest during the national anthem.

''No, I don't agree with it. That's ridiculous,'' he said. ''Go check the Constitution.''

SELLING OUT

Purdue's streak of non-sellouts at Ross-Ade Stadium finally ended Saturday. With an announced crowd of 60,042, it marked the first time since the 2008 season finale, former coach Joe Tiller's final home game, that no tickets were available.

It's the largest crowd to see a game at Ross-Ade since a heavily-partisan Notre Dame crowd of 61,127 showed up Sept. 14, 2013.

KEY NUMBERS

Michigan: Ran 44 times for 139 yards after topping the 190-yard mark in every other game this season. Sean McKeon had five catches for 82 yards. Devin Bush had six tackles and one sack.

Purdue: The offense went 0 for 12 on third down, gave up five sacks and had only 30 yards rushing on 20 carries. The defense finished with four sacks and came up with two turnovers.

UP NEXT

Michigan: Hosts in-state rival Michigan State on Oct. 7 following a bye.

Purdue: Returns to action Oct. 7 by hosting Minnesota.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 6:46
3-Q.Nordin extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
28
10
Touchdown 6:46
12-C.Evans runs 49 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
81
yds
02:53
pos
27
10
Point After TD 10:36
3-Q.Nordin extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
21
10
Touchdown 10:36
32-T.Isaac runs 2 yards for a touchdown.
13
plays
87
yds
00:35
pos
20
10
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:42
3-Q.Nordin extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
10
Touchdown 2:42
12-C.Evans runs 10 yards for a touchdown.
12
plays
108
yds
05:20
pos
13
10
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 6:08
85-J.Dellinger 29 yards Field Goal is Good.
6
plays
16
yds
1:39
pos
7
10
Point After TD 9:45
85-J.Dellinger extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 9:45
2-E.Sindelar complete to 89-B.Hopkins. 89-B.Hopkins runs 10 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
75
yds
01:49
pos
7
6
Point After TD 11:34
3-Q.Nordin extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 11:34
8-J.O'Korn complete to 83-Z.Gentry. 83-Z.Gentry runs 12 yards for a touchdown.
13
plays
84
yds
03:07
pos
6
0
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Team Stats
1st Downs 24 8
Rushing 6 2
Passing 14 6
Penalty 4 0
3rd Down Conv 6-15 0-12
4th Down Conv 1-1 0-0
Total Net Yards 395 160
Total Plays 74 50
Avg Gain 5.3 3.2
Net Yards Rushing 139 29
Rush Attempts 44 20
Avg Rush Yards 3.2 1.5
Net Yards Passing 256 131
Comp. - Att. 21-30 13-30
Yards Per Pass 8.5 4.4
Sacked - Yards Lost 4-28 4-28
Penalties - Yards -2--35 4-33
Touchdowns 4 1
Rushing TDs 3 0
Passing TDs 1 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 2 1
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 1-1
Int. Thrown 1 0
Punts - Avg 7-40.6 11-39.9
Return Yards 14 35
Punts - Returns 1--1 2-8
Kickoffs - Returns 1-15 1-20
Int. - Returns 0-0 1-7
Kicking 4/4 2/2
Extra Points 4/4 1/1
Field Goals 0/0 1/1
Safeties 0 0
1234T
8 Michigan 4-0 0771428
Purdue 2-2 0100010
256 PASS YDS 131
139 RUSH YDS 29
395 TOTAL YDS 160
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. O'Korn 8 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
72% 270 1 1 167.9
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
73.1% 307 1 1 177.3
J. O'Korn 18/25 270 1 1
W. Speight 3 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
50% 10 0 0 71.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
54.3% 581 3 2 121.9
W. Speight 2/4 10 0 0
B. Peters 18 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 4 0 0 133.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 4 0 0 133.6
B. Peters 1/1 4 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
C. Evans 12 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
14 97 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
47 220 2
C. Evans 14 97 2 49
K. Higdon 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 31 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
33 136 2
K. Higdon 10 31 0 10
T. Isaac 32 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
10 20 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 20 1
T. Isaac 10 20 1 6
K. Walker 6 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 7 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 7 0
K. Walker 3 7 0 3
J. O'Korn 8 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 -5 0
J. O'Korn 5 0 0 12
W. Speight 3 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 -16 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
14 -41 0
W. Speight 2 -16 0 -5
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
S. McKeon 84 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 82 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 120 0
S. McKeon 5 82 0 30
Z. Gentry 83 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 48 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 119 1
Z. Gentry 3 48 1 25
G. Perry 88 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 39 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
13 163 1
G. Perry 3 39 0 23
N. Schoenle 81 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 29 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 29 0
N. Schoenle 2 29 0 15
C. Evans 12 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 28 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 28 0
C. Evans 2 28 0 24
K. Higdon 22 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 22 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 22 0
K. Higdon 1 22 0 22
K. Crawford 1 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 99 1
K. Crawford 2 13 0 7
H. Poggi 19 FB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 11 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 11 0
H. Poggi 1 11 0 11
D. Peoples-Jones 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 60 0
D. Peoples-Jones 1 8 0 8
M. Ways 85 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 4 0
M. Ways 1 4 0 4
I. Bunting 89 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
I. Bunting 0 0 0 0
E. McDoom 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 14 0
E. McDoom 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
D. Bush 10 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 1.0
D. Bush 6-0 1.0 0
C. Winovich 15 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 3.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 3.0
C. Winovich 6-0 3.0 0
T. Kinnel 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
T. Kinnel 3-0 0.0 0
M. McCray 9 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
M. McCray 3-1 0.0 0
M. Wroblewski 46 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
M. Wroblewski 2-0 0.0 0
M. Hurst 73 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
M. Hurst 2-1 0.0 0
J. Metellus 14 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
J. Metellus 2-1 0.0 0
A. Solomon 5 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
A. Solomon 2-0 0.0 0
R. Gary 3 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
R. Gary 1-0 0.0 0
K. Hudson 7 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
K. Hudson 1-0 0.0 0
D. Long 22 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Long 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
Q. Nordin 3 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 4/4
SEASON FG XP
11/13 13/13
Q. Nordin 0/0 0 4/4 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Robbins 3 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
7 40.6 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
7 40.6 1
B. Robbins 7 40.6 1 45
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
K. Crawford 1 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 15.0 15 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
7 17.9 15 0
K. Crawford 1 15.0 15 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Peoples-Jones 9 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 -1.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
11 14.7 0 1
D. Peoples-Jones 1 -1.0 0 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
E. Sindelar 2 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
43.8% 103 1 0 118.5
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
48.4% 366 5 2 116.0
E. Sindelar 7/16 103 1 0
D. Blough 11 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
38.5% 32 0 0 59.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
70% 629 6 2 155.8
D. Blough 5/13 32 0 0
J. Anthrop 33 WR
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 24 0 0 301.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 24 0 0 301.6
J. Anthrop 1/1 24 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
R. Worship 34 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 18 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
12 43 1
R. Worship 2 18 0 14
B. Lankford-Johnson 37 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 12 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
21 83 0
B. Lankford-Johnson 5 12 0 4
T. Wright 9 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 30 0
T. Wright 1 5 0 5
D. Knox 1 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
14 65 0
D. Knox 2 5 0 3
D. Blough 11 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
20 14 1
D. Blough 5 1 0 11
J. Anthrop 33 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 7 0
J. Anthrop 1 -2 0 -2
E. Sindelar 2 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 -10 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 -18 0
E. Sindelar 4 -10 0 13
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
T. Wright 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 64 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 99 0
T. Wright 4 64 0 36
B. Hopkins 89 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 29 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 170 3
B. Hopkins 3 29 1 16
D. Blough 11 QB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 24 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 24 0
D. Blough 1 24 0 24
A. Mahoungou 21 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 24 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
10 143 1
A. Mahoungou 1 24 0 24
C. Herdman 88 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 13 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 213 1
C. Herdman 1 13 0 13
N. Mosley 27 S
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 4 0
N. Mosley 1 4 0 4
B. Lankford-Johnson 37 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 7 0
B. Lankford-Johnson 1 1 0 1
C. Holmes 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 7 0
C. Holmes 0 0 0 0
J. Anthrop 33 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
18 157 4
J. Anthrop 1 0 0 0
G. Phillips 10 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
13 113 0
G. Phillips 0 0 0 0
I. Zico 7 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 18 0
I. Zico 0 0 0 0
R. Worship 34 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 9 2
R. Worship 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Okonye 8 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-1 0 0.0
J. Okonye 7-1 0.0 0
G. Robinson 13 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
G. Robinson 6-1 0.0 0
M. Bailey 21 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-3 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-3 1 2.0
M. Bailey 6-3 2.0 0
J. Bentley 4 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
J. Bentley 5-0 0.0 0
D. Ezechukwu 36 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
D. Ezechukwu 4-0 1.0 0
N. Mosley 27 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 1 0.0
N. Mosley 4-0 0.0 1
D. Hunte 2 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
D. Hunte 3-0 0.0 0
L. Neal 9 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
L. Neal 3-0 0.0 0
D. Barnes 55 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
D. Barnes 2-0 0.0 0
G. Hudson 16 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
G. Hudson 2-0 0.0 0
T. Jallow 5 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
T. Jallow 2-1 0.0 0
E. Wilson 7 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
E. Wilson 2-0 0.0 0
K. Jones 50 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Jones 1-0 0.0 0
K. Hardy 3 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
K. Hardy 1-0 0.0 0
A. Blackmon 14 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Blackmon 1-0 0.0 0
A. Miles 11 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
A. Miles 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Dellinger 85 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 1/1
SEASON FG XP
2/4 7/7
J. Dellinger 1/1 29 1/1 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Schopper 31 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
11 39.9 4
SEASON NO AVG IN20
23 44.6 4
J. Schopper 11 39.9 4 55
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Anthrop 33 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 20.0 20 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
1 20.0 20 0
J. Anthrop 1 20.0 20 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Anthrop 33 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 4.0 7 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
7 3.0 7 0
J. Anthrop 2 4.0 7 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:14 MICH 8 1:40 4 11 Punt
10:05 MICH 34 1:16 3 7 Punt
6:34 MICH 23 1:40 3 -6 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
3:10 MICH 16 3:07 13 84 TD
9:45 MICH 25 1:19 3 48 INT
6:04 MICH 25 1:12 3 6 Punt
3:42 MICH 48 1:44 3 -5 Punt
0:15 MICH 28 0:12 3 34 End of Quarter
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:55 MICH 15 3:00 7 27 Punt
10:34 MICH 38 0:39 2 25 Fumble
8:02 MICH 14 5:20 12 93 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:05 MICH 35 0:35 13 65 TD
9:39 MICH 24 2:53 6 81 TD
4:54 MICH 17 2:08 3 7 Punt
2:31 PURDUE 42 2:05 4 11 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 PURDUE 25 1:35 5 36 Punt
11:26 PURDUE 43 1:11 5 -15 Punt
8:41 PURDUE 15 1:55 4 14 Punt
4:44 MICH 47 1:27 3 3 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:34 PURDUE 25 1:49 5 75 TD
8:15 MICH 27 2:07 5 16 FG
4:41 PURDUE 34 0:52 4 0 Punt
1:50 PURDUE 21 1:25 5 30 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:48 PURDUE 20 1:07 3 1 Punt
9:38 PURDUE 37 1:25 3 3 Punt
2:42 PURDUE 25 1:30 3 -8 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:32 PURDUE 20 0:45 3 5 Punt
6:46 PURDUE 25 1:44 5 19 Punt
2:39 PURDUE 36 0:00 1 6 Fumble