Ground game explodes to push U-M past Minnesota
Written by Matt Pargoff   


Michigan’s defense of the Little Brown Jug was met with a bit of a weather, but it didn’t take long for the Wolverines’ ground game to find its footing. Riding on the back of two near-200 yard performers in the rushing game, the Maize and Blue cruised forward to a 33-10 victory over Minnesota.

Karan Higdon led the charge for the Wolverines, racking up 200 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries, while Chris Evans nearly matched that mark, piling up 191 yards and two scores on 13 runs.

The game marked the first start of Brandon Peters’ career after taking over the job in the second quarter a week ago. With the young signal caller in the game, and the success running it, Michigan passed it sparingly, with Peters completing 8-of-13 passes for 56 yards and one touchdown.

Despite giving up a long touchdown drive early, the Wolverines found their footing on defense, led by Khaleke Hudson’s 13 tackles, which included 11 solo stops, 6.5 tackles for a loss and a forced fumble.

Michigan outgained Minnesota 427-164 in total yardage, improving to 7-2 on the season and 4-2 in Big Ten play. The Wolverines will go on the road next week, taking on their former defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin at Maryland.


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