Michigan Football: 3 takeaways from mundane win over Indiana

Syndication: Detroit Free Press
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Michigan football rebounded following last week’s devastating blow to outshine Indiana in a rare November night game in the Big House.

It took a full quarter to break the seal on the scoreboard in this one. Jake Moody connected for three for the first points of the night, but it didn’t take that long for the Wolverines to find more points after that. David Ojabo created a strip-sack fumble that Chris Hinton recovered deep in Hoosier territory to expand the lead thanks to a Hassan Haskins rumble to the house.

Indiana came back with a sound response to inch within three of the Wolverines. Freshman Donovan McCulley set it up with a scramble that put the Hoosiers inside the five-yard line. Michigan football got the ball back and swiftly responded thanks to a 66-yard dash by Haskins, who was carrying the load in the half because Blake Corum got dinged up.

J.J. McCarthy took charge on Michigan’s second drive of the third and turned it into a Moody field goal. Cade McNamara re-entered on the next drive, which eventually resulted in yet another Moody field goal. Michigan’s defense held the Hoosiers to three and out, allowing the offense to put things out of reach once and for all.

Josh Gattis dialed up the big play by having McNamara take a shot downfield that went for 50 yards to Cornelius Johnson. Two plays later McNamara found Luke Schoonmaker for paydirt. They went for two, but it went awry and that capped off the scoring with Michigan football landing a 29-7 win to notch their eighth win of the season in 2021.