Michigan sunk Minnesota’s “boat” with a devastating ground game



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P.J. Fleck‘s metaphorical “boat” was pounded into the water by a Michigan squad that got back to basics.

With 371 total rushing yards, the Wolverines ran away with a 33-10 win over Minnesota in a rain-soaked night from the Big House to take home the Little Brown Jug. 

Karan Higdon ran for 200 yards and two touchdowns while Chris Evans added 191 yards and two scores of his own in the win.

On the flip, Minnesota couldn’t mimic Michigan’s big night on the ground as the Gophers were held to just 90 yards rushing and 164 all-purpose.

Meanwhile, unlike the Michigan State game in which the Wolverines employed an awful game plan which didn’t set John O’Korn up for much success, the Michigan coaching staff took a much different approach to the weather and freshman quarterback Brandon Peters.

Instead of chucking the ball all over the field, Peters was in fact set up for success with limited attempts through the air and plenty of non pressure situations. In total the Michigan QB who saw his first start of the season and his collegiate career threw for just 56 yards on 8-of-13 attempts with one touchdown.

On defense, the Wolverines forced three fumbles with one recovery as both teams protected the ball pretty well given the circumstances surrounding the weather.

Next up for Michigan is a trip out to Maryland to pay a visit to their old defensive coordinator in D.J. Durkin.


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