EAST LANSING, Mich. — Michigan trailed in a game for the first time in more than a month, but answered quickly to tie the game 7-7 Saturday at Spartan Stadium.
Michigan State took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter of its annual intra-state rivalry game against No. 2 Michigan, on LJ Scott’s 5-yard touchdown with 7:58 left in the first. Scott had a hand in 11 of Michigan State’s first 12 plays, with 10 carries for 49 yards and a catch for 12 yards.
However, Michigan answered on the ensuing drive, as Jabrill Peppers helped the Wolverines tie the game on a 3-yard touchdown with 4:30 left in the first quarter. Peppers’ carry capped off an eight-play, 80 yard drive for Michigan.
According to Big Ten Stats, it was the first time Michigan has trailed in a game since Sept. 17, when the Wolverines trailed 21-17 in the first half of a 45-28 win against Colorado.
— BTNStatsGuys (@BTNStatsGuys) October 29, 2016
Last year, Michigan State didn’t lead against Michigan until the final play — a bobbled punt that set up Jalen Watts-Jackson’s game-winning touchdown.