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Blade College Football Coverage: 10/8

10/08/2017, 12:49am EDT
By BLADE STAFF

Michigan's Donovan Peoples-Jones reacts at the end of the Wolverines' 14-10 loss to Michigan State. BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH

Michigan State hands Michigan first loss of season

ANN ARBOR — As a severe thunderstorm swept across the state of Michigan Saturday night, a tempest in the Big House left seventh-ranked Michigan crestfallen.

More frightening for the Wolverines than thunderbolts of lightning was Michigan State dual-threat quarterback Brian Lewerke and an opportunistic defense, which spearheaded a shocking 14-10 victory, spoiling the fourth night game in Michigan Stadium history. FULL STORY ■ IN PICTURES ■ PRIME-TIME GAME BIG RECRUITING TOOL

Interceptions preserve Toledo win over Eastern Michigan

University of Toledo sophomore defensive back Kahlil Robinson came up with two fourth-quarter interceptions as the Rockets held off Eastern Michigan 20-15 in a game which saw star UT receiver Cody Thompson go down with a serious leg injury on the first drive.

With Toledo clinging to a five point lead with less than a minute left in the game, Robinson stepped in front of a receiver running an out pattern and picked off EMU quarterback Brogan Roback, effectively ensuring the Toledo win. FULL STORY ■ IN PICTURES ■ THOMPSON INJURY PUTS DAMPER ON WIN

BGSU rallies to beat Miami for first win of season

OXFORD — Bowling Green turned Miami’s missed snap near the goal line and into a 93-yard touchdown return by Brandon Harris, sealing a 37-29 victory over Miami. There were a few harrowing moments, as Miami took the ensuing kickoff to BG’s 27 before the Falcons forced them to turn the ball over on downs.

That allowed the Falcons to survive and claim their first win of the season after five losses, improving to 1-1 in Mid-American Conference play. Miami fell to 2-4 and 1-1. FULL STORY ■ ANOTHER BIG PLAY BY BRANDON HARRIS LIFTS BGSU

Buckeyes shell Maryland, 62-14

COLUMBUS — It was a near perfect day in Columbus, and near perfect was more than good enough for Ohio State.

Calling Maryland overmatched and undermanned would be an understatement as the Buckeyes beat the Terrapins 62-14 for their 40th win in their last 42 Big Ten regular season games. FULL STORY ■ IN PICTURES ■ MEYER MEETS ANOTHER FORMER ASSISTANT

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Toledo's Art Thompson finds running room during Saturday's 20-15 win over Eastern Michigan. BLADE/LORI KING


Ohio State's Marcus Baugh leaps over Maryland defender Antoine Brooks during the Buckeyes' 62-14 win Sunday. BLADE/JEREMY WADSWORTH

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