A 57-yard field goal by Quinn Nordin as time expired in the first half has lifted Michigan to a 16-14 lead on Alabama in the Citrus Bowl.
After forcing Michigan to a three-and-out on the first series of the game, Alabama struck quickly for a lead. Mac Jones completed a deep pass to Jerry Jeudy, who was able to coast to the goal line after his defender fell to the ground. It was quite an ominous start for the Wolverines after the first 90 seconds of play, but the Wolverines got things working well from that point on. After exchanging punts, Michigan evened the score with a seven-play, 85-yard drive. Shea Patterson ended the drive with a seven-yard pass to Nick Eubanks for a touchdown.
Alabama limiting the damage done by Michigan on the scoreboard despite giving up yardage was key. On Alabama’s final possession of the half, the Crimson Tide took a lead with an aerial display by running back Najee Harris. Haris lept over a Michigan defender and stretched the ball into the endzone for Alabama’s second lead of the game.
Najee Harris goes FLYING for the touchdown https://t.co/6yZud4hcia
— Kevin McGuire (@KevinOnCFB) January 1, 2020
It looks like we have a pretty good game going into the second half. Will Michigan be able to pull the upset of the Crimson Tide, who were just over a touchdown favorite in the game?