Michigan Football: 3 takeaways from win over Northwestern

Syndication: Detroit Free Press
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Syndication: Detroit Free Press
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The rushing premise of Corum and Haskins was unrelenting today

Blake Corum and Hassan Haskins were fiercely determined to make Northwestern pay on this chilly fall October afternoon.

They did just that by helping the team as a whole run for just a hair shy of 300 yards. Corum went for 119, while Haskins also scored twice and added another 110 on the ground.

Corum made his defenders miss with his come to known jukes and wiggles all day, while Haskins muscled out his yards per usual for both ball carriers.

It was the first time in 27 years that had happened. Both are going to be relied upon heavily in one week in what is expected to be a run-heavy bitter war between two teams who love to pound the rock at will.


Donovan Edwards got the opportunity to carry the ball in garbage time but didn’t make much of an impact. He also fumbled the ball on a screen pass for Michigan’s second turnover on the day.

J.J. McCarthy notched two big quarterback runs that went for 36 yards in all as he showcased his versatility to the masses.