Michigan Beats Army 24-21 in Overtime

By Matthew Filipovits on September 7, 2019 at 4:23 pm
Sep 7, 2019; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines running back Zach Charbonnet (24) rushes in the first half against the Army Black Knights at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
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It wasn't pretty, but the Michigan Wolverines improved to 2-0 on the 2019 season after a 24-21 over Army in overtime.

The Wolverines was able to move the ball, but some questionable play-calling by new offensive coordinator and former Penn State receivers coach Josh Gattis left a good amount of points on the table. Shea Patterson was also a bit underwhelming, throwing for 207 yards, no scores, and losing a pair of fumbles. 

The Army offense was able to control the game with a slew of long, time-consuming drive. Jeff Monkin's team attempted to just five passes but rushed 61 times for 200 yards. This is the second straight season Army took a top-10 team to overtime, only to come up short. The Black Knights fell 28-21 in Norman.