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Michigan takes Rutgers to the cleaners in 78-0 whitewashing

For the first time this season, the No. 4 Michigan Wolverines (5-0, 2-0 Big Ten) were playing an official football game away from Ann Arbor after going a perfect 5-0 in the first five weeks in the Big House. The latest challenge for Jim Harbaugh and his star-studded Wolverines was a trip to Piscataway, New Jersey against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (2-3, 0-2 Big Ten), who were hoping to find their way on the scoreboard after getting whitewashed 58-0 on the road in Columbus last week.

There was some nasty weather for a good portion of this game too, thanks to Hurricane Matthew making its way up the east coast and wreaking havoc.


1ST QUARTER

We’re gonna be completely honest with ya, this was an absolute drubbing on the part of the Wolverines, as one-sided of an affair as it can get. Recapping in print doesn’t do this a**-kicking any justice. And I’m sure you don’t wanna read me attempt to break down this embarrassment. So here’s all the scoring plays from the game today.

  • RB Ty Isaac, 4YD TD run : 7-0, MICH @ 7:44 in the 1st
  • WR Jehu Chesson 30YD TD pass from QB Wilton Speight : 14-0, MICH @ 4:27 in the 1st

Issac finished with 56 yards on nine carries. Chesson’s touchdown reception was one of two catches for him on the night for a total of 36 yards. And Speight completed 6/13 passes for 100 yards and the touchdown pass.

(THRU 1ST: MICH LEADS 14-0)


2ND QUARTER

  • DB/LB/RB Jabrill Peppers, 7YD TD run : 21-0, MICH @ 14:55 in 2nd
  • RB Khalid Hill, 1 YD TD run (plus 2pt) : 29-0, MICH @ 11:57 in 2nd
  • RB Khalid Hill, 1 YD TD run : 36-0, MICH @ 7:18 in 2nd
  • DB/LB/RB Jabrill Peppers, 4YD TD run : 43-0, MICH @ 2:10 in 2nd

Peppers was all over the place once again, ho-hum. Offensively, the two rushing scores were two of his three carries on the evening. The third? A 63-yard scamper down the sidelines early in the 1st quarter. And as for Khalid Hill, those were his only two carries but he was not done after that.

(HALF: MICH LEADS 43-0)


3RD QUARTER

  • RB Khalid Hill, 11YD TD pass from QB John O’Korn : 50-0, MICH @ 10:28 in 3rd
  • RB Karan Higdon, 15YD TD run : 57-0, MICH @ 8:17 in 3rd

The touchdown reception was one of two catches for Hill, for a total of 19 yards. And for O’Korn, it was just one of two pass attempts, both of which were completions, also for 19 yards. Higdon meanwhile got a lot of action in this game, and was not done yet.

(THRU 3RD: MUCH LEADS 57-0)


4TH QUARTER

  • FB Bobby Henderson, 13YD TD run : 64-0, MICH @ 12:45 in 4th
  • RB Karan Higdon, 44YD TD run : 71-0, MICH @ 9:20 in 4th
  • RB Ty Isaac, 34YD TD run : 78-0, MICH @ 3:46 in 4th

So… many… touchdowns. Bobby Henderson got into the act, one of his three carries for 26 total yards. Higdon had a huge game, collecting 108 total yards on 13 carries.

Anyone else want a touchdown?….. Anyone?….. Bueller?

FINAL – MICH 78, RUTG 0

 

NOTABLE PERFORMANCES

  • 1st DOWNS
    • MICH: 23
    • RUTG: 2
  • 3RD DOWNS
    • MICH: 6-11
    • RUTG: 0-17
  • TOTAL YDS
    • MICH: 600
    • RUTG: 39
  • PASS/RUSH
    • MICH: 119/481
    • RUTG: 5/34
  • TIME OF POSS
    • MICH: 33:16
    • RUTG: 26:44
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