After a disappointing showing in South Bend, the 2018 Michigan Wolverines bounced back in a big way with a complete dismantling of Western Michigan, 49-3 in the home opener.
This was the highest point total for the offense since they put up 59 vs Maryland in 2016. That was led by Karan Higdon and Chris Evans, who were both ripping off several big runs. Shea Patterson didn’t have to throw the ball a lot but when he did, he did it well as he had three nice touchdown passes. Two of those passes were to Donovan Peoples-Jones and Nico Collins, the first of both of their careers. The touchdown to Collins was also the first touchdown pass to a wide receiver for Michigan since almost one year ago exactly. Sad but that’s finally over and this should be the first of many.
The defense was lockdown all game and didn’t give up the field goal until the final drive of the game for the Broncos against the second team defense. Add in a blocked punt and it was a dominant win for Michigan in front of a big crowd. This upcoming week against SMU should be pretty similar. But before diving into that, check out the condensed game highlights from the 2018 Michigan vs. Western Michigan in-state matchup, as well as Patterson’s highlights:
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