The Wolverines roared into Lincoln and egregiously welcomed Matt Rhule into the Big Ten for their 17th straight win in the conference they currently stand on top of.
Michigan football jumped on Nebraska from the word go with a touchdown pass that has since gone viral by Roman Wilson. J.J. McCarthy threw a scary pass to the endzone that was hauled in by Wilson off of the back of the Nebraska defender. It’s a highlight reel catch that will be on the radar of the Sportscenter top 10 list.
Not much later, after a tipped interception by Kenneth Grant, Kalel Mullings got involved in the party with a breakaway run to the house. Braiden McGregor batted the ball up in the air to set up Grant and he also recorded his first sack of the season in the third quarter. McCarthy poured in two more scores to cushion the lead to 28 at the half.
It was a Blake Corum drive to get things going in the second half. That was the last time we saw McCarthy for the day. Jack Tuttle got a series as the primary backup and led a scoring drive into the fourth quarter. Jayden Denegal and Davis Warren wrapped up the win, with Denegal throwing his first-ever touchdown pass to spring game star Peyton O’Leary.
Michigan football scored in some fashion on seven of nine drives. The Wolverines churned out 250 yards on the ground against Nebraska’s vaunted run defense. Donovan Edwards had his best outing of 2023, albeit he didn’t crack the 50-yard barrier. 10 different receivers caught a pass, while there were nine ball carriers to handle the pigskin.
Here are the three takeaways from the commanding win.