ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Playing on the punt return team, Jabrill Peppers appeared to break free in the early moments of Michigan’s game against Penn State, but stumbled inside the 10. Still, the Wolverines took a 7-0 lead on Penn State on their first drive Saturday at Michigan Stadium.
Peppers returned Penn State’s first punt for 52 yards, but after he tumbled to the turf, Michigan was penalized for sideline interference.
That didn’t stop the Wolverines.
Michigan took a 7-0 lead over Penn State with a seven-play, 24-yard drive that ended with Khalid Hill’s 1-yard touchdown on fourth-and-goal with 9:51 left in the first quarter.
Michigan also sacked Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley twice on its opening drive.