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1976 MICHIGAN vs. WISCONSIN PLAY-BY-PLAY LOG

SITE: Michigan Stadium
DATE: September 11th, 1976
ATTENDANCE: 101,327
TEMP: 76 degrees
WIND: W 10 mph
SKIES: Clear and Sunny

FIRST QUARTER

Wisconsin won the coin toss and elected to receive.
Michigan elected to defend the North goal.

Matthews received Bob Wood’s kickoff at the W10 where he fumbled the ball and fell down at the W12. (tackled by Tom Seabron)

WISCONSIN
1st & 10 on W12 – Canada ran for 4
PENALTY: WISCONSIN – Offsides – ˝ the distance to the goal
1st & 15 on W6 – Caroll’s pass for Charles went incomplete
2nd & 15 on W6 – Caroll’s pitch to Morgan was fumbled in the backfield and the ball went through the end zone for a SAFETY

SCORE: MICHIGAN 2 - WISCONSIN 0

Jim Smith received Milaeger’s free kick at the M31 and returned it 1 yard.

MICHIGAN
1st & 10 on M32 – Rick Leach kept on an option run and gained 9 yards
2nd & 1 on M41 – Rob Lytle ran for 3
1st & 10 on M44 – Harlan Huckleby took Leach’s option pitch and ran 56 yards for the TOUCHDOWN
Jerry Zuver held as Wood kicked the Extra Point.

SCORE: MICHIGAN 9 - WISCONSIN 0

Matthews received Wood’s kickoff in the Wisconsin end zone and returned it 17 yards.

WISCONSIN
1st & 10 on W17 – Canada ran for 11 yards
1st & 10 on W28 – Canada ran for 1 yard (Derek Howard)
2nd & 9 on W29 – Canada ran for 1 yard (Greg Morton)
3rd & 8 on W30 – Pollard, on inside reverse, fumbled the ball and recovered for a gain of 5 yards
4th & 3 on W35 – Smith received Milaeger’s punt at the M17 and returned it 14 yards

MICHIGAN
1st & 10 on M31 – Smith, on an inside reverse, ran for 4 yards
2nd & 6 on M35 – Leach’s arm was hit as he threw short and incomplete for Smith
3rd & 6 on M35 – Leach threw a screen pass to Rob Lytle for 16 yards
1st & 10 on W49 – PENALTY: WISCONSIN – Offsides – 5 yards
1st & 5 on W44 – Huckleby gained 7 yards on an option pitch
1st & 10 on W37 – Leach, on an option keeper, gained 7 yards
2nd & 3 on W30 – Smith, on an inside reverse, gained 10 yards
1st & 10 on W20 – Lytle ran up the middle for 6 yards
2nd & 4 on W14 – PENALTY: WISCONSIN – Offsides – 5 yards
1st & Goal on W9 – Leach, on a broken play, kept for 5 yards
2nd & Goal on W4 – Lytle ran up the middle for no gain
3rd & Goal on W4 – Huckleby, on an option pitch, ran 4 yards for the TOUCHDOWN
Zuver held as Wood kicked the extra point

SCORE: MICHIGAN 16 - WISCONSIN 0

Matthews received Wood’s kickoff in the end zone and took a knee for the Touchback

WISCONSIN
1st & 10 on W20 – Carroll threw incomplete for Morgan
2nd & 10 on W20 – Carroll’s pass was intercepted by Jim Pickens at the W37

MICHIGAN
1st & 10 on W37 – Leach, on a play action pass, threw complete to Smith for a gain of 21
1st & 10 on W16 – Lytle ran for 2 yards
2nd & 8 on W14 – Leach pitched to Huckleby for a gain of 1 yard (Collins)
3rd & 7 on W13 – Leach threw complete to Jim Smith for the TOUCHDOWN
Zuver held as Wood kicked the Extra Point

SCORE: MICHIGAN 23 - WISCONSIN 0

Morgan received John Anderson’s kick at the W7 and returned it 15 yards

WISCONSIN
1st & 10 on W22 – Morgan ran for 1
2nd & 9 on W23 – Morgan ran for no gain (Calvin O’Neal)
3rd & 9 on W23 - Carroll’s pass for Charles went incomplete
PENALTY: WISCONSIN – Illegal Motion – declined by Michigan
4th & 9 on W23 – Milaeger’s punt hit at the M49 and rolled to the M33 where it was downed

MICHIGAN
1st & 10 on M33 – Smith ran for 6 on an inside reverse
2nd & 4 on M39 – Lytle went around RE for 3
3rd & 1 on M42 – Leach gave to Lytle who fell for no gain
4th & 1 on M42 – Anderson’s punt was downed at the W1
PENALTY: MICHIGAN – Offsides – 5 yards
4th & 6 on M37 – Matthews called for a fair catch of Anderson’s punt at the W18

WISCONSIN
1st & 10 on W18 – Carroll rolled out and threw complete to Charles for 7 yards
2nd & 3 on W25 – Canada ran for 7

END OF FIRST QUARTER

SCORE: MICHIGAN 23 - WISCONSIN 0

SECOND QUARTER

WISCONSIN (15:00)
1st & 10 on W32 – Matthews ran for 9 (Anderson)
2nd & 1 on W41 – Matthews ran for 7
1st & 10 on W48 – Matthews ran for 2
2nd & 8 on M50 – Carroll threw a swing pass to Bruescher for 5 (Zuver)
3rd & 5 on M45 – Carroll threw complete to Bailey for 7 yards
1st & 10 on M38 – Carroll threw complete to Bailey for 12 yards
1st & 10 on M26 – Carroll threw complete to Egloff in the end zone for the TOUCHDOWN
PENALTY: MICHIGAN – Pass Interference – declined by Wisconsin
Christian held as Lamia kicked the extra point

SCORE: MICHIGAN 23 - WISCONSIN 7

Smith took Lamia’s kickoff in the end zone for the Touchback

MICHIGAN
1st & 10 on M20 – Leach, on an option keeper, ran for 42 yards
1st & 10 on W38 – Lytle, on a draw play, ran for 9 yards
2nd & 1 on W29 – Davis ran up the middle for 5 yards
1st & 10 on W24 – Leach pitched to Lytle for -1
2nd & 11 on W25 – Leach threw incomplete for Lytle on a screen pass
3rd & 11 on W25 – Leach threw complete to Smith for the TOUCHDOWN
Zuver held while Wood kicked the Extra Point

SCORE: MICHIGAN 30 - WISCONSIN 7

Bruescher received Wood’s kickoff at the W10 and returned it 16 yards (Wood)

WISCONSIN
1st & 10 on W26 – Canada ran up the middle for 13
1st & 10 on W39 – Carroll threw complete to Bailey for 4 yards
2nd & 6 on W43 – Canada ran for 3 yards
3rd & 3 on W46 – Canada ran up the middle for 2
TIMEOUT: WISCONSIN – 8:00 remaining in 2nd quarter
4th & 1 on W48 – Canada ran up the middle for (measurement) 2 yards
1st & 10 on W50 – Matthews ran for 8 yards (Jerry Meter)
2nd & 2 on M42 – Carroll’s pass was almost intercepted by Jim Pickens, incomplete
3rd & 2 on M42 – Canada ran up the middle for 15 yards
1st & 10 on M27 – Carroll threw incomplete for Bailey who was unable to hold on to the pass (Dwight Hicks)
2nd & 10 on M27 – Canada ran up the middle for 1 (Morton)
3rd & 9 on M26 – Canada ran for 1
4th & 7 on M25 – Rose held as Lamia kicked a 42-yard FIELD GOAL

SCORE: MICHIGAN 30 - WISCONSIN 10

Lytle received Lamia’s kickoff at the M5 and returned it 26 yards

MICHIGAN
1st & 10 on M31 – Davis ran up the middle for 5 yards
2nd & 5 on M36 – Davis ran up the middle for 19 yards
1st & 10 on W45 – Smith, on an inside reverse, ran for 2 yards
PENALTY: WISCONSIN – Late Hit/Piling On – 15 yards
1st & 10 on W28 – Leach, on option keeper, ran for 14 yards
1st & 10 on W14 – Huckleby, on option pitch, ran for 2 yards
2nd & 8 on W12 – Leach, on option keeper, ran for 3 yards
3rd & 5 on W9 – Leach pitched to Huckleby for no gain
4th & 5 on W9 – Zuver held as Wood kicked a 26-yard FIELD GOAL

SCORE: MICHIGAN 33 - WISCONSIN 10

Canada picked up Wood’s kick at the W21 and returned it 15 yards (Meter)

WISCONSIN
1st & 10 on W36 – Carroll threw complete for 4 yards
2nd & 6 on W40 – Carroll threw complete to Canada for 1 yard
3rd & 5 on W41 – Carroll threw complete to Morgan for 6 yards
1st & 10 on W47 – Carroll threw complete to Morgan for 6 yards
TIMEOUT: MICHIGAN – 0:29 remaining in 2nd quarter
2nd & 10 on M47 – Matthews, on an inside reverse, gained 23 yards
TIMEOUT: WISCONSIN – 0:18 remaining in 2nd quarter
1st & 10 on M24 – Carroll’s pass was almost intercepted by Dwight Hicks, incomplete
2nd & 10 on M24 – Carroll’s pass was dropped by Charles, incomplete
3rd & 10 on M24 – Morgan ran up the middle for no gain
TIMEOUT: WISCONSIN – 0:05 remaining in 2nd quarter
4th & 10 on M24 – Rose held as Lamia kicked a 41-yard FIELD GOAL

SCORE: MICHIGAN 33 - WISCONSIN 13

END OF FIRST HALF

THIRD QUARTER

Smith received Lamia’s kickoff and returned it to the M30

MICHIGAN
1st & 10 on M30 – Huckleby took an option pitch for no gain
2nd & 10 on M30 – Lytle ran up the middle for 4 yards and fumbled – recovered by Wisconsin

WISCONSIN
1st & 10 on M34 – Canada ran up the middle for 3 yards (O’Neal)
2nd & 7 on M31 – Canada ran for 5 yards (Meter)
3rd & 2 on M26 – Canada ran for 1 (Bob Lang, John Hennessey, & Morton)
4th & 1 on M25 – Carroll, on QB sneak, gained 1 yard
1st & 10 on M24 – Canada ran for 1
2nd & 9 on M23 – Morgan was hit in the backfield and gained 1 (Hennessey)
3rd & 10 on M24 – Carroll, under pressure from Morton, threw incomplete
4th & 10 on M24 – Rose held as Lamia’s kick went wide to the left – NO GOOD – automatic TOUCHBACK

MICHIGAN
1st & 10 on M20 – Lytle was stopped for -1 (Halleran)
PENALTY: WISCONSIN – Offsides – 5 yards
1st & 5 on M20 – Lytle ran for 19 yards
1st & 10 on M39 – Lytle ran up the middle for 3
2nd & 7 on M42 – Smith ran for 1 on an inside reverse (Halleran & McConnell)
3rd & 6 on M43 – Leach went back to pass, found no one open, and scrambled for (measurement) 6 yards
1st & 10 on M49 – Leach went back to pass and was sacked by Collins for -7
2nd & 17 on M42 – Lytle, on a draw play, gained 7 yards and fumbled the ball – recovered by Wisconsin at M50

WISCONSIN
1st & 10 on M50 – Carroll threw complete to Egloff for 19 yards (Jim Pickens)
1st & 10 on M31 – Morgan, on a draw play, gained 2 yards (Morton & O’Neal)
2nd & 8 on M29 – Carroll went back to pass and was sacked by Anderson & Morton for -5
3rd & 13 on M34 – Carroll threw complete to Canada for 3 yards (Derek Howard)
4th & 10 on M31 – Carroll threw complete to Egloff for 13 yards (Jim Bolden)
1st & 10 on M18 – Carroll threw complete for 12 yards
1st & Goal on M6 – Bruescher was hit by Anderson & Hennessey for no gain
2nd & Goal on M6 – Canada ran for 6 yards and the TOUCHDOWN
Rose held while Lamia kicked the Extra Point

SCORE: MICHIGAN 33 - WISCONSIN 20

Smith received Lamia’s kickoff and returned it to the M39

MICHIGAN
1st & 10 on M39 – Lytle ran up the middle for 18 yards
1st & 10 on W43 – Huckleby took an option pitch and ran for 7 yards
2nd & 3 on W36 – Leach, on a play action pass, threw complete to Smith for 13 yards
1st & 10 on W23 – Huckleby gained 5 yards on a draw play
2nd & 5 on W18 – Lytle ran up the middle for 4 yards
3rd & 1 on W14 – Huckleby took an option pitch and gained 6 yards

END OF THIRD QUARTER

SCORE: MICHIGAN 33 - WISCONSIN 20

FOURTH QUARTER

MICHIGAN (15:00)
1st & Goal on W8 – Lytle gained 1 yard and fumbled – recovered by Wisconsin

WISCONSIN
1st & 10 on W7 – Canada ran for 1
2nd & 9 on W8 – Canada gained 4 yards (O’Neal & Dom Tedesco)
3rd & 5 on W12 – Carroll threw complete to Bailey for 13 yards (Bolden)
1st & 10 on W25 – Carroll threw complete to Bailey but Bailey fumbled the ball and Howard recovered for Michigan at the W24.

MICHIGAN
1st & 10 on W24 – Lytle ran for no gain
2nd & 10 on W24 – Leach rolled out and threw complete to Lytle for 21 yards
1st & Goal on W3 – Huckleby ran up the middle for 2 yards
2nd & Goal on W1 – Huckleby ran for 1 and the TOUCHDOWN
Zuver held as Wood kicked the Extra Point

SCORE: MICHIGAN 40 - WISCONSIN 20

Wood’s kickoff went out of bounds at the W1
PENALTY: MICHIGAN – Illegal Procedure – 5 yards
Matthews received Wood’s second kick at the W6 and returned it 22 yards

WISCONSIN
1st & 10 on W28 – Carroll threw complete to Matthews for 9 yards
2nd & 1 on W37 – Carroll threw complete to Bailey for 11 yards
1st & 10 on W48 – Carroll overthrew Bailey, incomplete
2nd & 10 on W48 – Matthews, on a draw play, went for no gain
3rd & 10 on W48 – Carroll threw complete to Charles for 18 yards
1st & 10 on M34 – Matthews ran for 2 yards (Hennessey)
2nd & 8 on M32 – Carroll, under pressure from Meter, threw incomplete
3rd & 8 on M32 – Carroll threw complete for 12 yards
1st & 10 on M20 – Carroll threw incomplete for Morgan
2nd & 10 on M20 – Carroll threw incomplete for Charles
3rd & 10 on M20 – Carroll threw complete to Burrows for 12 yards
1st & Goal on M8 – Morgan ran for 1 yard
2nd & Goal on M7 – Carroll’s pass for Matthews in the end zone was tipped away by Howard, incomplete
TIMEOUT: WISCONSIN – 6:58 remaining in 4th quarter
3rd & Goal on M7 – Carroll’s pass for Morgan was tipped and knocked down by Bolden, incomplete
4th & Goal on M7 – Carroll threw complete to Charles in the end zone for the TOUCHDOWN Rose held while Lamia kicked the Extra Point

SCORE: MICHIGAN 40 - WISCONSIN 27

Wisconsin’s onside kick was recovered by the Badgers at the W49
PENALTY: WISCONSIN – Illegal Procedure/Touching – Michigan’s ball at the spot of the foul

MICHIGAN (6:46)
1st & 10 on W49 – Huckleby took an option pitch for 12 yards
1st & 10 on W37 – Huckleby ran up the middle for 3 yards (Dixon & Washington)
2nd & 7 on W34 – Smith, on an inside reverse, ran for 4 yards
3rd & 3 on W30 – Huckleby ran for 8 yards
1st & 10 on W22 – Huckleby, on a draw play, fumbled at the W17 – recovered by Wisconsin

WISCONSIN
1st & 10 on W17 – Carroll, back to pass, found no one open and scrambled for 15 yards
1st & 10 on W32 – Carroll, back to pass, was sacked for -3 yards by O’Neal
2nd & 13 on W29 – Carroll’s pass was knocked down by O’Neal, incomplete
3rd & 13 on W29 – Carroll’s pass was knocked down by Morton, incomplete
4th & 13 on W29 – Smith received Milaeger’s punt at the M20 and returned it 8 yards to the M28

MICHIGAN
1st & 10 on M28 – Huckleby, on a draw play, ran for 8 yards
2nd & 2 on M36 – Huckleby ran for 8 yards
1st & 10 on M44 – Huckleby ran for 2 yards
2nd & 8 on M46 – Leach, on an option keeper, ran for 6 yards
3rd & 2 on W48 – Davis ran up the middle for 1 yard
4th & 1 on W47 – Matthews called for a fair catch of Anderson’s punt at the W15

WISCONSIN (1:09)
1st & 10 on W15 – Morgan ran for 5 yards
2nd & 5 on W20 – Carroll threw complete for 13 yards
1st & 10 on W33 – Carroll’s pass for Rodriguez went incomplete
2nd & 10 on W33 – Carroll went back to pass and scrambled for 14 yards
1st & 10 on W47 – Carroll threw complete to Matthews for 33 yards
TIMEOUT: WISCONSIN
1st & 10 on M20 – Carroll went back to pass, was hit, and threw incomplete
TIMEOUT: WISCONSIN
2nd & 10 on M20 – Carroll threw complete to Morgan for 11 yards

END OF GAME

FINAL SCORE: MICHIGAN 40 - WISCONSIN 27