Here is the latest Michigan sports news from The Associated Press
DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Lions coach Dan Campbell watched the film of Sunday’s 19-17 loss to the Baltimore Ravens and there was one thing he wasn’t seeing. On too many plays, including Lamar Jackson’s 36-yard pass to Sammy Watkins on fourth-and-19 in the final 30 seconds, Campbell couldn’t find the coordination his defense needed in the passing game. Jackson threw for 287 yards and a touchdown, but the coverage breakdowns meant it could have been much worse. Marquise Brown got open three times for what should have been touchdowns but dropped all three passes.
DETROIT (AP) — Eloy Jiménez hit a two-run home run, Yasmani Grandal homered to spark a six-run fourth inning and the AL Central champion Chicago White Sox held off the Detroit Tigers in a testy 8-7 win. The benches cleared after Chicago first baseman Jose Abreu and Detroit shortstop Niko Goodrum exchanged words when Abreu was tagged out attempting to steal second base in the ninth. Abreu had been hit by a pitch from Alex Lange one inning after the Tigers’ Isaac Paredes was hit by a pitch. There were no ejections. The loss was the 81st for Detroit, assuring that it will not have a winning record for a fifth consecutive season.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst says the Badgers’ problems on offense don’t rest solely with their struggling quarterback. Graham Mertz was 18 for 41 for 240 yards with four interceptions and a fumble in the Badgers’ 41-13 loss to Notre Dame. He threw two pick-sixes in the game’s final 2 minutes, 13 seconds. Chryst says his message to the sophomore is to stay positive. Mertz has thrown only one touchdown pass and six interceptions this season. Wisconsin needs its offense to improve dramatically as the Badgers prepare to host No. 14 Michigan on Saturday.