FOOTBALL: Michigan Defeats Army 24-21 in Double Overtime

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The Michigan Wolverines edged out a victory against the Army Black Knights 24-21 in double overtime. 

The game didn’t start well for the Michigan offense as Shea Patterson turned the ball over giving Army a chance to strike first. They did just that, as Sandon Mccoy scored to put Army up 7-0 early on in the first quarter. Michigan then responded later in the first quarter with a touchdown from Zach Charbonnet as the score was tied at 7. 

Army then went ahead in the second quarter when quarterback Kelvin Hopkins ran it in for a 1-yard touchdown to put the Black Knights up 14-7 at the end of the first half. In the second half, it was Zach Charbonett again to tie the score at 14. The game would remain tied until for the rest of regulation. 

The Army had a chance to win it in regulation, but kicker Cole Talley missed the field goal to send the game to overtime. Army got the ball first at the 25-yard line and scored when Kelvin Hopkins ran it in to put Army up 21-14. Zach Charbonnet scored again to equal the score at 21. The game would need another overtime to settle this one. Michigan went first in the second overtime and had Jake Moody kick a field goal to make it 24-21. Then it would be up to the defense to finish it off. A big sack by Aidan Hutchinson put the Wolverines at a considerable advantage. The defense stopped them on the next play as the Wolverines defeated Army 24-21 to go 2-0 on the season. 

Zach Charbonnet had a huge day for the Wolverines as the freshman rushed for 100 yards for the Wolverines. Pretty good day for Shea Patterson as well as he threw for 207 yards on the day. 

Michigan has a bye week next week before traveling on the road to Wisconsin on September 21st. Kickoff for that game is at Noon on FOX.