Michigan football dominated Nebraska from start to finish on Saturday and here are five things we learned about the Wolverines.
Urban Meyer wasn’t the only pundit who had Michigan football on upset alert over the weekend. But any thoughts of a Nebraska upset didn’t last long on Saturday.
The Wolverines made sure of that. Whether it was the offensive line, the defense, the quarterback, or the wide receivers, Michigan football was in complete control on Saturday.
Michigan’s offensive line put together its best performance of the season. J.J. McCarthy was flawless, and the defense seemed to be on cruise control.
There was another late touchdown allowed but Michigan football has five straight games with 30-plus points while allowing an opponent to seven or less.
No other team has done that this decade. The schedule hasn’t been overly challenging, but Michigan football looked like the best team in the country on Saturday, and here are five things we learned.
The running game is just fine
There was plenty of concern heading into Big Ten play about Michigan football’s running game, but after back-to-back 200-yard performances against Rutgers and Nebraska, that concern was blown out of proportion.
Nebraska came into the game allowing 1.8 yards per attempt and 46 yards per game. It was No. 1 in the Big Ten. Michigan football churned out 249 yards and averaged five yards per attempt.
It was a clinic up front. The offensive line was stellar and it was good to see those guys coming together. It took a minute, but the front five looked like a Joe Moore award-winning group on Saturday.
The backs were great too. Blake Corum had 74 yards on 16 carries. Donovan Edwards finished with 48 yards on 14 attempts, while Kalel Mullings also had a stellar day with a 20-yard touchdown run that led 43 yards on five attempts.
Nebraska is stout up front and Michigan football ran the ball like it was nothing. That’s what you expect from a national championship contender.