After trailing 7-0, Michigan football absolutely blasted Indiana in the mouth with an unstoppable offense and immovable defensive effort.
The Wolverines came out of the locker room like they were in a funk and could only dominate on the road. They only netted 17 yards in the first quarter and allowed three sacks, which is what they had given up all year coming into Saturday. Indiana took the lead on a double pass that found Jaylin Lucas wide-open in the endzone for six. They had Michigan’s defense on their heels in the first.
In the second quarter, the No. 2 team in the nation showed up. Blake Corum got in the endzone twice and J.J. McCarthy hit Roman Wilson on fourth and goal to go ahead for good. McCarthy flipped a pass to Donovan Edwards on the third scoring drive that got the crowd to its feet. Unfortunately, Edwards did not get the call for a touchdown and he seemed to be dejected with his body language and facial expressions afterwards.
It was more of the same after the intermission. McCarthy scrambled out of the pocket to lead Colston Loveland downfield for a 54-yard touchdown strike. Another short drive was capped off by a screen pass that set up Semaj Morgan to fight his way into the endzone. McCarthy wrapped up his day with only three incompletions and three touchdown passes.
The defense did their job again by turning over the Hoosiers multiple times in the second half. Michael Barrett got a sack and a fumble recovery on the same play. Keon Sabb intercepted a hail mary attempt for his second pick in as many weeks, while Mason Graham was ready to dawn the turnover buffs with his fumble takeaway.
Here are the three takeaways from the second straight week of Michigan football scoring more than 50.