It may not have started off exactly how most would’ve predicted but after a wake-up call, Michigan got things together and ended up comfortably dominating Rutgers 42-7 in New Jersey.
That wake-up call was an 80-yard touchdown run to tie things up 7-7 in the first quarter. After that Michigan went on a 35-0 run behind big plays in the passing game from Shea Patterson. From Donovan Peoples-Jones to Oliver Martin, Zach Gentry to Nico Collins, Patterson put together his 2nd biggest passing day of his UM career, racking up 260 yards and 3 touchdowns through the air.
The defense tightened up and though it didn’t have its best performance of the month, it held the Knights to just 59 yards passing while not registering a single sack. That’s pretty impressive.
The game wasn’t the 78-0 pt. 2 blowout most expected but when people are complaining about a 35-point conference road win, you know this has been a good season. Check out the highlights of Michigan’s 9th win in a row (from @UMichWD):
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