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Dawg Review: #1 Michigan Football dominates in a win over Minnesota



#1 Michigan Football went on the road for the second straight week and sent the opposing fans home early, beating the hometown Gophers 52-10.


Game Summary:

It took 10 seconds for Michigan to show that they came ready to play. On just the 2nd play of the game, Will Johnson intercepted a pass and took it to the house for Michigan’s first score of the game. Michigan would go on to win 52-10 putting up their season high for points scored in a game.


Michigan put up 24 points in the first half with Johnson, Corum, and McCarthy all finding the end Zone and Turner hitting a 31-yard field goal. Minnesota kept it somewhat close with a 54-yard field goal by Dragan Kesich to only be down 10-3. Down 24-3 Minnesota Quarterback Athan Kaliakmanis found Daniel Jackson in the endzone with 6 seconds left to make it 24-10 pulling the game within two scores.


Michigan and Minnesota would both go three and out to start the third quarter. After a 48-yard punt by Minnesota, the Michigan offense took the ball and went 78 yards in 11 plays to find the endzone. Michigan’s JJ McCarthy finished off the drive with a 7-yard TD run his second of the game to put Michigan up 31-10, ending any chance of a Minnesota comeback.


Michigan would find the endzone two more times in the 3rd quarter, first on a pass to Colston Loveland for a 24-yard touchdown. Then on a 3rd and 7 Athan Kaliakmanis's pass was intercepted this time by Keon Sabb who returned it 28 yards for Michigan's 2nd pick 6 of the game putting Michigan up 45-10.


In the 4th quarter with the starters out Michigan was able to find the endzone one more time to put the Wolverines up 52-10.


Game Numbers:

Michigan

Minnesota

First Downs

18

10

Rushing Yards

191

117

Rushing TD's

4

0

Passing Yards

241

52

Passing TD's

1

1

Total Offense Yards

432

169

Sacks

2

0

INT: Total-YDS-TD's

2-64-2

0-0-0


Turning point/play of the game


The turning point came just 10 seconds in on a 2&10 on the Minnesota 25. Athan Kaliakmanis went to pass, Michigan defensive back Will Johnson made a play on the ball, picked it off, and returned it 36 yards for a touchdown.



Michigan Football team MVP:

J.J. McCarthy takes home the game ball this week, in a game where he didn’t put up his best numbers, he still accounted for 3 Michigan touchdowns. J.J. in the air went 14/20(70%) for 219 yards, 1 touchdown and no interceptions. On the ground, he had 4 carries for 17 yards and two touchdowns.


Minnesota team MVP:

Daniel Jackson gets the game ball, for the only touchdown of the game for the Gophers. Jackson was targeted 7 times with 2 receptions for 34 yards and 1 TD.


Up Next:

Michigan heads home for a game against Indiana

Minnesota is on bye.


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