Junior tight end Jake Butt celebrates his touch down in the first quarter.

Michigan overcame a slew of untimely penalties, a poor run game and a hostile Penn State crowd to not only win, but also stay in the conference title race.

Michigan's defensive line will look to take down Christian Hackenberg.

With its conference title hopes on the line, the No. 12 Michigan football team can’t afford to look ahead when it visits Penn State on Saturday.

Christian Hackenberg has had mixed results this season.

The stakes for the No. 12 Michigan football team are clear entering Saturday’s game at Penn State. A win will keep the Wolverines alive in the race for the Big Ten title, while a loss would likely end those hopes.

But what does the game mean for the Nittany Lions?

Royce Jenkins-Stone looks forward to facing Christian Hackenberg.

Of course, the biggest dreams of all are still in play. Saturday, as Michigan takes on Penn State in State College, it has a chance to get one step closer to a Big Ten Championship.

Jake Rudock will look to duplicate his recent success Saturday.

Only one item remains on the Michigan football team’s to-do list before the Wolverines can face No. 3 Ohio State at home for a spot in the Big Ten Championship.

Jourdan Lewis has begun to take on kick return duties to relieve Jabrill Peppers.

“It’s a game with really neat young people and a ball that’s not round, and that’s what creates the drama,” Baxter said.

Erik Magnuson said all loud stadiums are the same.

Penn State’s Beaver Stadium is the nation’s second-largest college football stadium behind only Michigan Stadium. It seats 106,572 people.

Jeremy Clark has improved over the course of his first season at cornerback.

With two games left in the regular season, Clark finally feels as though the game has slowed down at the new position.

Jake Rudock threw six touchdowns against Indiana.

“Myself, I look at him and go, ‘I gotta be more like Jake,’ ” said Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh.

Jehu Chesson tied a school record with four touchdown catches Saturday.

Though the quarterback-receiver relationship didn’t take long to begin, it took months for it to blossom on the field.