No. 6 Michigan tops Northwestern 33-7; Michigan State next

Los glotones (7-0, 4-0 Diez grandes) closed strong after a sluggish start. They led by just three points at halftime, looking as if they were peeking ahead to next week’s game against ninth-ranked Michigan State on the road.

Michigan pulled away from the Wildcats (3-4, 1-3) by outscoring them 23-0 en el primero 16:40 of the second half.

Corum acabado con 119 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Haskins ran for 110 yards and two scores. Cade McNamara was 20 de 27 por 129 yards for the Wolverines.

Northwestern quarterback Ryan Hilinski, a South Carolina transfer, completed 14 de 29 pasa por 114 yards with an interception. He was replaced early in the fourth quarter by Carl Richardson.

Evan Hull had a 75-yard touchdown late in the second quarter, making it 10-7 and nearly doubling the yards the Wildcats had in the game at that point.

HAGA CLIC AQUÍ PARA OBTENER MÁS COBERTURA DEPORTIVA .

THE TAKEAWAY

Northwestern: La defensa, which has improved steadily this season, held a potent offense in check during the first half before wearing down because the Wildcats struggled to sustain drives offensively.

Michigan: Coming off a bye and before playing the Spartans, a lackluster start was understandable even if coach Jim Harbaugh and his players refuse to make excuses for it.

STRONG START

Michigan has won its first seven games for the first time since 2016, Harbaugh’s second season, when it started 9-0 and finished 10-3 with a loss to Florida State in the Orange Bowl.

DOING IT ALL

Wide receiver Cornelius Johnson blocked a punt in the third quarter, setting up Haskins’ 13-yard run that gave Michigan a 24-7 Plomo. He also caught three passes for 30 yardas, drew at least one flag for a first down, and had a 6-yard run.

Defensive end Aidan Hutchinson, the Big Ten’s top defensive player at midseason, recovered a fumble early in the fourth after sharing a sack, deflecting a pass and getting credit for two quarterback hurries.

TROPHY GAME

The Wolverines won the newly created George Jewett Trophy, honoring the first Black football player at both schools. Jewett played for Michigan during the 1890 y 1892 seasons, then left Michigan for Northwestern in 1893 to finish his medical degree. He played two seasons for the Wildcats.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Michigan doesn’t have much room to move up, but will close the regular season with plenty of chances against Michigan State, No. 7 Penn State and No. 5 Estado de Ohio.

HASTA LA PRÓXIMA

Northwestern: Hosts Minnesota.

Michigan: Plays at Spartan Stadium in a highly anticipated matchup of undefeated rivals.

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