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Garza dominates again for Hawks

IOWA CITY — Luka Garza expects perfection every time he shoots.
The Iowa center came close to that in the fifth-ranked Hawkeyes’ 103-76 win over Southern on Friday.
Garza scored 41 points, missing just one shot early in the second half. He was 14 of 15 from the field, making all three of his 3-point attempts, and was 10 of 12 on free throws. He also had nine rebounds and three blocked shots in 29 minutes.
It was the 18th consecutive game of 20 or more points for Garza, the lone unanimous selection to the AP preseason All-America team.
“Whenever I get the ball, I feel like I can score,” Garza said. “Sometimes you have those days where you’re just making shots. I put enough work into each shot that when I put it up, I have a strong feeling that it’s going to go in.
“I kind of just felt like every shot I took, I should have made. The one I missed, I felt like I should have made it as well. I have that confidence every time I step on the floor. I feel like I can make every shot I take.”
Garza’s coaches and teammates enjoyed the ride.
“That’s a big number,” coach Fran McCaffery said. “Kudos to our guys to realize he had it going, and load him up.”
“I mean, he’s terrific,” forward Joe Wieskamp said. “He’s a terrific player, and he’s going to be like that all season long.”
Garza had 36 of his points in the first half, making all 12 of his field-goal attempts, and Iowa (2-0) led 58-35 at halftime.
“We moved the ball around well, and I was able to get some touches,” Garza said. “Whenever I get the ball, I feel like I can score.”
What McCaffery appreciated the most was Garza’s perfect 3-point shooting.
“He’s just been killing the 3-ball, shooting it with confidence,” McCaffery said of the 6-foot-11 senior.
Garza’s perfect run ended when he missed a shot 28 seconds into the second half.
Ashante Shivers led Southern (0-2) with 13 points. Jayden Saddler scored 12, Lamarcus Lee had 11 and DJ Burns had 10.
The Hawkeyes scored 15 of the game’s first 17 points. Southern got to within 17-13 before Iowa pulled away behind Garza.
Garza opened the game with a 3-pointer and had 11 of Iowa’s first 17 points.
Garza’s game ranked seventh on Iowa’s single-game scoring list. His career high was 44 against Michigan on Dec. 6, 2019.
Wieskamp added 16 points and seven rebounds for Iowa.
PROGRAM HISTORY
Iowa’s single-game scoring record is 49 points, set by John Johnson in a 1970 game against Northwestern. Garza and Johnson are the only two Hawkeyes with two 40-point games. Garza scored the most points by a Hawkeye in a game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena, beating the previous record of 36 by Adam Haluska (2006) and Rob Griffin (2000). The arena record is 45 points by Brian Quinnett of Washington State (1986).
NUNGE ABSENT
Iowa played its second game without forward Jack Nunge, who is out indefinitely after the death of his father on Saturday. Nunge missed almost all of last season with a knee injury.
BIG PICTURE
It was a good opening weekend for the Hawkeyes, who won 97-67 over North Carolina Central on Wednesday night in what was a three-team round-robin event. Southern lost to North Carolina Central 85-78 in overtime on Thursday.
UP NEXT
Southern’s schedule doesn’t get any easier — the Jaguars play at top-ranked Gonzaga on Thursday.
Iowa gets a third consecutive home game on Thursday, when the Hawkeyes face Western Illinois.

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Iowa’s dominance over Nebraska continues

IOWA CITY — Tyler Goodson ran for 87 of his 111 yards in the second half and Zach VanValkenburg recovered Adrian Martinez’s late fumble to secure Iowa’s 26-20 win over Nebraska on Friday.
The Hawkeyes (4-2, 4-2 Big Ten) extended their win streak to four games and have beaten the Cornhuskers (1-4, 1-4) six years in a row.
“Any time you win a Big Ten game it’s a big deal, especially against a rival,” Iowa quarterback Spencer Petras said.
Iowa was looking to add to its six-point lead when Keith Duncan’s 51-yard field-goal attempt bounced off the cross bar with 2:02 left. The Cornhuskers then drove from their 32 to the Iowa 39 before Martinez fumbled under pressure. Iowa ran out the last 1:18.
“I don’t think our record is indicative of where we are and the improvements we’ve made,” Nebraska coach Scott Frost said. “Sooner or later we need to be buttoned up and detailed enough to make sure these close games go our way.”
Tied 13-13 at halftime, Nebraska took its first lead on its opening drive of the third quarter. Utilizing a quick tempo, the Huskers capped an eight-play, 70-yard drive with a 12-yard touchdown run by Rahmir Johnson.
“We spoke at halftime,” Petras said. “The only thing holding us back was ourselves. We needed to come out there with a big drive.”
Iowa answered with a 14-play, 66-yard drive. Mekhi Sargen punctuated the drive with a touchdown, and Duncan followed with field goals of 48 and 37 yards.
“We like pounding the ball,” offensive lineman Jack Plum said. “It’s tough Iowa football. When we can get the ground game going, we like running it.”
Petras completed 18 of 30 passes for 193 yards and a touchdown, with one interception.
Martinez, back as the starter after two games, was 18 of 20 for 174 yards. He also ran for 28 yards and a score.
“Very frustrating for us as players, as coaches,” Martinez said. “I know we’re not satisfied. We want to beat these guys and we’ve been in a ton of close games against this team year in and year out… I have a ton of faith in Coach Frost and these guys. We’re going to find a way.”
MUSTACHE TALK
Duncan has turned into one of the great villains in this rivalry. Last year he blew a kiss to the Nebraska bench after making the winning field goal as time expired. Friday, he jabbed the Huskers for receiver Kade Warner’s comment Monday about the team growing mustaches for the Iowa game.
“I think they’re too busy worrying about growing their mustaches than playing football, but that’s the difference between Nebraska and Iowa,” he said.
TOO MUCH CLAPPING
Nebraska center Cam Jurgens continued to struggle with the accuracy of his snaps, and Frost said the problem was caused by disruptive clapping on the Iowa sideline.
Ferentz pooh-poohed Frost’s explanation.
“It’s football. So maybe they need to change their cadence if it was interference of cadence,” Ferentz said.
Later, Ferentz added, “What are we talking about? It’s football, right? It’s football. Are they OK with how I dressed today? Should I be changing my pants, different shirt? What are we talking about?”
DAVIYON’S DOMINANCE
Daviyon Nixon continues to make his case for Big Ten defensive player of the year. The defensive tackle finished the game with eight tackles, three for loss and a sack. Nixon now has 11.5 tackles for a loss and five sacks through six games.
COSTLY SPECIAL TEAMS ERROR
After forcing an Iowa three-and-out, Nebraska muffed a punt. Terry Roberts recovered the ball, setting Iowa up with a first down from the Huskers’ 38.
“Coach (LeVar) Woods, he told us all week, ‘At some point, they’re going to put one on the ground,’ ” Roberts said.
Iowa turned the muffed punt into a field goal, extending its lead.
THE TAKEAWAY
Nebraska: The Huskers’ defense proved better than advertised. Ranking 13th in the conference in rushing yards allowed per game, Nebraska held Iowa to just 123 on the ground — the second-fewest by the Hawkeyes this season.
“Coming into the game, we expected them to overflow like they did,” Goodson said. “They watched film, studied us, and made some great adjustments.”
Iowa: The Hawkeyes wanted to prove they could finish close games after dropping two to start the year, and they did just that. Iowa’s defense came up clutch, forcing the game-sealing fumble with Nebraska driving, and the offense found its rhythm in the second half.
UP NEXT
Nebraska: The Huskers play at Purdue on Dec. 5.
Iowa: The Hawkeyes visit Illinois on Dec. 5.

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Iowa State closes in on Big 12 title

AUSTIN, Texas — Iowa State didn’t fret or panic while trailing Texas for nearly an entire game Friday.
Instead, the Cyclones looked like a program with championship DNA in the fourth quarter, despite not having won a conference title in more than 100 years.
Breece Hall scored on a 3-yard run with 1:25 remaining, and No. 15 Iowa State held off a last-minute drive by Sam Ehlinger and No. 20 Texas to remain in first place in the Big 12 with a 23-20 victory Friday.
“We don’t ever flinch,” Cyclones safety Greg Eisworth said. “That really is the truth.”
After Iowa State sacked Ehlinger on third down, Texas’ Cameron Dicker barely missed left with a 58-yard field goal attempt as time expired.
The Cyclones (7-2, 7-1) have almost locked up a spot in the Big 12 championship game for the first time with their second victory ever against Texas in Austin. Upstart Iowa State has beaten the blue blood Longhorns in consecutive seasons for the first time in 18 meetings.
“We always say it’s a five-star culture vs. five-star players,” Hall said. “We don’t always get the best players … We want to be in games like this where it comes down to physicality and hard work. So today, us and our defense, just kept playing and we came out with a great result.”
Hall gained 91 yards on 20 carries, his first game under 100 this season, but had 30 on the final 69-yard touchdown drive. Quarterback Brock Purdy connected with tight ends Charlie Kolar and Dylan Soehner for the other 39 yards.
“When we needed to make plays, and that’s what really good teams do, we made them,” coach Matt Campbell said.
Iowa State trailed 20-16 early in the fourth quarter after a bad two-play sequence for Texas (5-3, 4-3) helped the Cyclones get a field goal by Connor Assalley.
First, the Longhorns came up 3 yards short throwing the ball on a fake punt on fourth-and-8. Then Purdy found Kolar for 44 yards. A holding penalty by the Cyclones forced them to settle for the Assalley’s field goal to make it 20-16.
“The thinking on the fake punt was that we’d worked on it for two weeks and knew it was there,” Texas coach Tom Herman said. “They did a good job defending.”
Ehlinger was also were stopped inches short on a fourth-and-2 at the Iowa State 13 with 8:05 left in the fourth quarter when a field goal would have made it a seven-point game.
“The analytics said to go for it,” Herman said. “If you wind up converting and score a touchdown, you go up by 11. That’s two scores.”
Purdy completed 25 of 36 for 312 yards and one touchdown. Kolar made six receptions for 131.
Ehlinger was 17 of 29 for 298 yards and one touchdown in what could be his final home game for the Longhorns. Ehlinger and Brennan Eagles set up touchdowns in the first and third quarters, connecting for 59 and 45 yards.
“We still haven’t played a great game where both sides of the ball were playing really well,” Ehlinger said. “That’s frustrating. I’m confused. That much talent, we can’t put it all together.”
THE TAKEAWAY
Iowa State: The Cyclones have never won a championship in the Big 12 or their previous league, the Big Eight. Iowa State’s last conference title came in 1912.
The Cyclones have not secured a spot in the Big 12 championship game, but a victory against West Virginia next week or another loss by Oklahoma State could seal it.
Iowa State, a perennial also ran for decades, might play for the title in Campbell’s fifth season. “That’s why I came here,” Purdy said. “Coach Campbell talked to me, what he envisioned this program to be, and I believed in it.”
Texas: The Longhorns have not been eliminated from the Big 12 race, but it’s real close with two games to play. They have not won a Big 12 title since 2009. Herman was asked if he is the right man for the job. “That’s not for me to decide,” Herman said. “I feel like where we have the program right now, compared to where it was when we took over, the future is very bright.”
Said Ehlinger, “I don’t think it’s ever fully on the coaching. That’s the million dollar question everybody’s been trying to figure out for the last 10 years.”
POLL IMPLICATIONS
Iowa State has a chance to move up after a nice win on the road.
Texas will fall, perhaps out of the top 25.
TEXAS HONORS WHITTIER
Texas unveiled a 12¢-foot statue of Julius Whittier, the school’s first Black football letterman in 1970, at an entrance to Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Whittier later graduated from UT law school. He died in 2018.
UP NEXT
Iowa State plays host to West Virginia on Dec. 5 to finish the regular season.
Texas faces Kansas State on the road on Dec. 5 and is goes to Kansas on Dec. 12.

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Cyclones pull away in opener

AMES (AP) — Newcomer Jalen Coleman-Lands scored 17 points, Rasir Bolton added 16 and Iowa State took over in the second half to defeat Arkansas-Pine Bluff 80-63 on Sunday.
The Cyclones, in their season opener, trailed 37-34 at the break before Coleman-Lands, a graduate transfer from DePaul, sparked a second-half rally.
“Obviously energy. Just coming out with focus and shaking off the jitters of the first game,” Bolton said of Iowa State finding its rhythm. “Just knocking the rust off.”
Tyler Harris hit a 3-pointer to put Iowa State ahead for good, 39-38, in the first minute of the second half, and Coleman-Lands followed with two layups. The teams traded baskets before Harris it a 3, Bolton had two buckets, including a dunk, and Coleman-Lands a 3 for a 10-0 run that made it 58-44.
Coleman-Lands scored 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting and Bolton was 4 for 4 as the Cyclones shot 59% in the second half, including 8 of 14 from 3-point range.
“Playing a team that had played a game already and fixing (our) mistakes,” Coleman-Lands said of Iowa State’s slow start before building momentum in the second half.
Harris, a junior transfer from Memphis, went 3 of 4 from distance after the brake and finished with 14 points with four 3s.
“They all fought,” Bolton said of the ISU newcomers who contributed. “We got down 12-2 and could’ve thrown in the towel early. We stayed together and didn’t panic and came out with the win. Staying together, listening to each other and playing hard.”
The win was the 200th for Iowa State coach Steve Prohm, the 96th with the Cyclones.
“From the first half (on), the difference in the energy and focus … just getting those jitters out and locking in. Letting our defense set the tone.
“Once we started doing that, everything else fell into place.”
Markedric Bell and Shaun Doss scored 15 points apiece for the Golden Lions (0-3) and Dequan Morris added 14. Bell and Morris both snared 10 rebounds as the visitors won the rebounding battle 36-31.
The Golden Lions shot 52% in the first half to take the lead but cooled off to 38% in the second half.

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Michigan State Spartans knock undefeated Northwestern football team off its high perch

By LARRY LAGE
AP Sports Writer
EAST LANSING — No. 11 Northwestern put itself in position to play for the Big Ten title, then it hit the road.
Michigan State was ready.
Matt Coghlin made a tiebreaking 48-yard field goal with 3:35 left, and the Spartans handed Northwestern its first loss of the season with a 29-20 victory Saturday.
The Wildcats (5-1, 5-1) were coming off a 17-7 victory over Wisconsin that moved them into contention for a spot in the College Football Playoff. That prospect likely was dashed with the loss to the Spartans, but they remain in control of the Big Ten West.
“Really disappointed in the outcome, but we have all our goals in front of us,” coach Pat Fitzgerald said. “We didn’t come up here and play clean football and Michigan State did and credit to them.”
The Spartans (2-3, 2-3) lost a 17-0 lead, but went back ahead by forcing three turnovers in the fourth quarter and making the most of two big kicks by Coghlin.
MSU dropped consecutive games against Iowa and Indiana by a combined score of 73-7, including a 24-0 home loss to the Hoosiers on Nov. 14. Last weekend’s game with Maryland was canceled because of a COVID-19 outbreak with the Terrapins.
“We needed this win as a team,” said Rocky Lombardi, who got the Spartans off to a fast start with a 75-yard touchdown pass to Jalen Nailor. “It’s good to get out there and beat a really good team like Northwestern because it’s just the kind of confidence boost we needed.
“We know we’re a good team and we know we can beat good teams, but it’s kind of hard to believe yourself until you do it.”
It was the second win for first-year coach Mel Tucker after the Spartans beat Michigan on Oct. 31.
“Culture doesn’t change overnight — it just doesn’t,” Tucker said. “But wins like today show what we’re capable of.”
Northwestern grabbed a 20-17 lead on Cam Porter’s 3-yard run early in the fourth. The Spartans rallied on Coghlin’s 44-yard field goal after forcing a turnover one snap following Lombardi’s interception.
Northwestern turned the ball over again, and receiver Berkeley Holman was carted off the field after the play.
Shakur Brown broke on Peyton Ramsey’s pass for his second interception and made contact with Holman, who lay motionless on the field while the school’s medical staff evaluated him.
Holman was carefully strapped to a backboard and lifted onto a cart. He was taken to a hospital as a precaution. He was talking, alert and moving.
The Wildcats punted on their next possession, facing a fourth-and-10 from their 22, with a few minutes left.
Lombardi converted a third-and-8 from his 38 with a run after Northwestern called a timeout, taking time off the clock until punting from midfield with 32 seconds left.
The Wildcats ended the game by throwing laterals from deep in their end, trying to extend the play as time expired, only to have the Spartans recover the ball in the end zone for a touchdown at a fan-free game.

Michigan State quarterback Rocky Lombardi throws a pass against Northwestern during the fourth quarter Saturday in East Lansing. (AP photo)
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Michigan State Spartans men’s basketball team coasts past Notre Dame, 80-70

By LARRY LAGE
AP Sports Writer
EAST LANSING — Aaron Henry withdrew from the NBA draft to work on his craft in college.
Michigan State coach Tom Izzo is glad he did.
Henry had 14 points, eight rebounds, four blocks and three assists to help the 13th-ranked Spartans beat Notre Dame 80-70 on Saturday night.
“Aaron Henry is playing some of his best basketball,” Izzo said. “He’s starting to become a complete player. I’m really proud of Aaron and how he’s handled everything.”
Michigan State (2-0) closed the first half with a 17-0 run over seven-plus minutes and scored the first nine points of the second half to take a 22-point lead.
The Fighting Irish got off to a strong start in their opener and led 26-22 before going scoreless for nine-plus minutes, a drought that started in the first half and carried over to the second.
“It’s a great example of how fragile the game is,” Notre Dame coach Mike Brey said. “We had some careless turnovers.”
Michigan State had a lot to do with Notre Dame’s struggles offensively.
The tall, deep and athletic team had 10 blocked shots and six steals in the first half and finished with 12 blocks and nine steals.
“We were everywhere and we wore them down a little bit,” Izzo said.
Joey Hauser had 10 points, 12 rebounds and four assists in his second game with the Spartans after sitting out last season following his transfer from Marquette.
“I just felt a lot more comfortable,” he said. “I kind of got my feet under me.”
Michigan State’s Rocket Watts had 13 points and six assists, and Marcus Bingham added seven points, seven rebounds and four blocked shots.
“They’ve got a lot of bodies,” Brey said.
Notre Dame’s Prentiss Hubb had 23 points and Cormac Ryan had 13 points on 3 of 12 shooting in his first game with the school since transferring from Stanford and sitting out last season.
Nate Laszewski had 12 points and nine rebounds, and Dane Goodwin added 12 points for the Irish, who outscored Michigan State by three points in the second half.

Michigan State’s Aaron Henry, left, defends Notre Dame’s Prentiss Hub during the first half Saturday in East Lansing. (AP photo)
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Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball team needs overtime to fend off lightly regarded Oakland, 81-71

By LARRY LAGE
AP Sports Writer
ANN ARBOR — Isaiah Livers scored 22 points and Hunter Dickinson had all 19 of his points after halftime, helping No. 25 Michigan outlast Oakland 81-71 in overtime Sunday night.
Dickinson, a 7-foot-1 center, scored six points early in overtime to finally give Michigan (2-0) control of a game it was expected to win easily.
The Wolverines led by eight points in the first half and trailed by as much as six in the second half in an uneven and sloppy performance marred by 20 turnovers.
The Golden Grizzlies (0-4) had a chance for the third victory over a ranked team in program history and the first in a decade, but appeared to run out of energy playing in their fourth game in five days.
Jalen Moore led Oakland with 21 points, and Trey Townsend had 13.
The Wolverines had a shot to win in regulation, but struggled to get a good shot against a zone defense that gave them trouble all night.
Michigan had the ball with 26.8 seconds left after a timeout and Dickinson was left to force a jumper just before the buzzer and the game was 67-all going into overtime.

Michigan center Hunter Dickinson, left, defends Oakland forward Daniel Oladapo going to the basket in the first half at Crisler Center in Ann Arbor on Sunday. (AP photo)
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Canned in Detroit: Lions fire head coach Matt Patricia, general manager Bob Quinn

By LARRY LAGE
AP Sports Writer
Matt Patricia opened his final postgame news conference with the Detroit Lions by thanking his wife and children for their support.
Patricia probably knew what was coming.
His boss, general manager Bob Quinn, might not have expected the same fate.
The Lions fired Patricia and Quinn, who hired the coach to replace Jim Caldwell, and effectively ended the franchise’s attempt to replicate the success the men helped Bill Belichick achieve in New England.
The moves were made Saturday, surprising no one.
“It clearly wasn’t working,” Lions owner Sheila Ford Hamp said on a Zoom call with reporters.
The duo joins a long list of general managers and coaches that failed to help the franchise win over the last several decades.
Since Detroit won the 1957 NFL title, it has won only one playoff game — and that was way back on Jan. 5, 1992.
“We can’t hide our past, that’s for sure,” said Hamp, who succeeded her mother in June to lead the franchise her late father bought in 1963. “But I’m very dedicated to turning this ship around and really making a difference.”
Darrell Bevell, who has 14 seasons of experience as an offensive coordinator, will be the team’s interim coach for the final five games. The general manager’s duties will be handled on an interim basis by Kyle O’Brien, Lance Newmark, Rob Lohman and Mike Disner, all of whom worked for Quinn in the team’s front office.
This season, the Lions (4-7) lost consecutive games for the third time and it cost Quinn and Patricia their jobs. Detroit collapsed in a 41-25 loss to Houston at home on Thursday after getting shut out for the first time in 11 years in the previous game at Carolina.
“I’m just really appreciative of my family, my wife, my kids,” Patricia said Thursday before taking questions from reporters on a Zoom call. “My wife does a lot behind the scenes and from that standpoint I appreciate her a lot.”
The setbacks dropped Patricia to 13-29-1 in two-plus seasons and Quinn’s mark fell 12 games under .500 over five seasons. The most recent losses led to the end of their careers with the Lions.
“Ten days ago, we looked like we had a good chance to be playoff bound and both of those games were extremely disappointing,” Hamp said. “Yes, we thought it was a good time to make a change.”
Quinn, who was part of the Patriots’ personnel department for 16 years, was given his first shot to run an NFL front office in January 2016. He retained Caldwell and Detroit reached the playoffs but then fired him the next season after another 9-7 record wasn’t enough to earn a spot in the postseason.
When Quinn let Caldwell go with a 36-28 record over four seasons and an 0-2 mark in the playoffs, he said the move was made to find a coach to take the team to the next level.
Patricia did that, but it wasn’t the level he or Quinn needed to stay employed in the Motor City.
Detroit was 6-10 under Patricia in 2018, won just three games last season and was barely better this year.
Patricia was on Belichick’s staff for 14 seasons, including six years as defensive coordinator, before Quinn gave him his first shot to be a head coach at any level. Patricia was incessantly peppered with questions about his job being in jeopardy, dating to the 2019 season, and refused to engage in the conversation with reporters.
Hamp said nearly a year ago that Quinn and Patricia were retained with an expectation that the team contend for the playoffs in 2020.
“I meant what I said last December and I still mean it,” Hamp said. “Things were not going well.”

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Michigan Wolverines football team hits new low with 27-17 home loss to winless Penn State

By NOAH TRISTER
AP Sports Writer
ANN ARBOR — In a year when everything seems so unusual and different, Penn State at Michigan felt particularly strange. No fans, no buzz — and not much to feel good about these days for either team.
“We drive up to the Big House, and there’s not a car on the road,” Nittany Lions coach James Franklin said. “There’s nobody giving you the middle finger on the ride up to the stadium like you normally get at every place. The parking lots are empty.”
What was also empty was Penn State’s win column coming into Saturday’s matchup, but that changed when the Nittany Lions beat Michigan 27-17. Penn State never trailed in this matchup of proud programs that have stumbled their way through this pandemic-shortened season.
However strange the circumstances, this was still a victory in Ann Arbor, where Penn State had lost three in a row.
Sean Clifford threw for 163 yards and scored one of Penn State’s three rushing touchdowns. Keyvone Lee and Will Levis also ran for TDs. Hassan Haskins ran for 101 yards and two touchdowns for Michigan, but the Wolverines (2-4, 2-4) never found much of a consistent rhythm offensively.
This was the first time Penn State had started a season 0-5, but three impressive TD drives were enough to hold off U of M.
Penn State led 20-17 in the fourth quarter before producing a 12-play, 75-yard drive that ended with a 2-yard Levis TD run.
“We have to get better,” Michigan defensive lineman Taylor Upshaw said. “There’s no excuse for missed tackles. We play football. We’ve been playing football. So when that’s happening, you gotta look in the mirror and say, ‘Why are we missing tackles?’”
Cade McNamara, who came off the bench to guide Michigan to an overtime win at Rutgers last weekend, was off target for much of this game. He went 12 of 25 for 91 yards while dealing with shoulder problems.

Michigan quarterback Cade McNamara, center, is tackled by Penn State cornerback Daequan Hardy during the second half on Saturday in Ann Arbor. (AP photo)
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Man hospitalized after being shot by St. Paul police officer

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities say a St. Paul police officer responding to a domestic assault report Saturday night shot a man who had been walking around naked and weilding a steak knife.
The incident began shortly before 8 p.m. when police responded to a call about a vehicle crash. Police were told that a man was holding a steak knife to a woman’s neck.
Police said in a release that the man was found hiding in a dumpster in an alley behind a funeral home. The man allegedly climbed out of the dumpster and ran toward officers. Officers used Tasers and a dog in an effort to stop him and one officer shot the man, according to the release.
The 31-year-old man suffered three gunshot wounds to the leg and one to the abdomen, police said. He was listed in stable condition at a local hospital.
None of the officers was injured. No further details have been released.