3 takeaways from Michigan Football’s annihilation of Northern Illinois

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The offense and defense were essentially bulletproof

For the third consecutive week, Mike MacDonald’s defense hit its stride by forcing its opposition into tap-out mode.

The Huskies offense only obtained a hair over 200 yards for their execution going toe-to-toe with MacDonald’s group. The passing defense was far superior to where they stood a year ago by not letting Rocky Lombardi get anywhere close to where he was last time he visited.

In the rushing aspect of things, Blake Corum had a typical day once again. He’s the first player since his position coach to rush for over 100 yards in three wins in a row for the Wolverines.

Coach Hart also got Donovan Edwards involved like he said he wished to earlier in the week. He found paydirt twice for his first career trips there.

Cade McNamara and J.J. McCarthy completed 12 for 17, but to seven different receivers. The most encouraging signs were the shots that they took downfield though.

They didn’t strike on all of them, but it was ever so imperative to open up the attack and let everyone gain the experience moving onward.