5 key plays in Michigan Football’s win over Colorado State

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Michigan football started the 2022 season on fire, dominating Colorado State 51-7, scoring on both offense and defense, check out 5 key plays from the win.

The Wolverines absolutely dominated Colorado State in week one, 51-7. Michigan football was sharp on offense and defense, only allowing one score all game while piling on six touchdowns and three field goals. Here are my five key plays of the Wolverine W against CSU.

5. Roman Wilson’s TD

Michigan football seemingly started off slow, going three and out on their first drive. On the second drive of the game, Wilson got open and took a screen 61 yards to the house to start off the Wolverine season.

This play was the start of the Wolverine momentum, which carries me into No. 4.

4. Rod Moore INT

On Colorado State’s next drive after the Wolverine touchdown, Moore picked off Clay Millen in CSU territory and returned it all the way to the Rams’ 13-yard line. This momentum, unfortunately, went nowhere, as the Wolverines gained no yards on the drive and settled for their 1st field goal.

3. Blake Corum TD Run

Michigan football’s star running back did not have the start he was hoping for, only tallying 13 carries, for 76 yards and a touchdown.

Yet, late in the second quarter when Michigan seemed to cool off, Corum started getting his touches in. On three carries at the end of the drive, he went for 29 yards and a touchdown, running it in from the 7-yard line.

2. J.J. McCarthy TD Run

Jim Harbaugh made it clear the QB battle was up for grabs the first two weeks, and he was giving each QB a chance to play. Somehow, in Cade’s start, McCarthy had an arguably more impressive outing in his limited play.

McCarthy had three QB keepers, rushing for 50 yards, including a 20-yard TD, giving him the edge before his first career start on Saturday against Hawaii.

1. The defense as a whole

There’s too much to say about this defense. Forcing turnovers, to constantly pressuring the QB. I don’t remember seeing Clay Millen drop back once without being pressured by someone.

The defense as a whole had an outstanding outing, grabbing 2 turnovers, scoring a touchdown, and sacking the QB a whopping 7 times. This defense has done more than impress, and I think they’ve made their case as being a top-five defense already.

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