3 takeaways from Michigan Football’s annihilation of Northern Illinois

Syndication: Detroit Free Press
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Critics have zero to moan about on social media after this demolition.

Michigan football did everything it was expected to do and then some against a club that they were miles ahead of. The starters were taken out in the third quarter and countless backups got to live their dreams by seeing real game action on the field today. That’s a deserving tip of the cap to those who thrive daily to work so tirelessly and never get any credit for it.

The first snap of the contest on offense for the Wolverines was a pass play that tallied 14 yards to Daylen Baldwin. Perhaps Harbaugh and Gattis called it just to rub salt in the wounds of those who had so much to grovel about on their platforms throughout the previous week.

They also went to the deep ball on a handful of occasions that brought them mixed results, but it sure was a welcomed sight to witness.

Cornelius Johnson broke out with Michigan’s first 100-yard performance in the passing game this season. 87 of his 117 yards came on one play, other than that the quarterbacks didn’t have to use their arms for much more than handing the ball off to the stable of backs who put exclamation points on things nearly every time they touched the football.