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Michigan upperclassmen not surprised by true freshman Chris Evans’ performance

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Michigan true freshman Chris Evans scored two touchdowns for the Wolverines against Hawaii.

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Michigan true freshman running back Chris Evans broke out for 112 yards and two touchdowns in the 63-3 victory against Hawaii.

Linebacker Mike McCray and quarterback Wilton Speight had positive things to say about the young athlete during the post game press conference.

“For me, it didn't surprise me at all,” McCray said. “Going against him and all the other running backs everyday and seeing him practice everyday, I kind of expected it to happen. He’s a great player and a real humble kid and he’s going to be pretty good.”

The first of two touchdowns for Evans came on a 18-yard carry, which included a dive for the pylon. The score gave Michigan a 35-0 lead over Hawaii with 6:07 left in the second quarter.

“On the first day of camp, he was making plays,” Speight said. “I didn't even know much about him. I knew he was just a recruited kid from Indiana. After two days of training camp, we all knew who Chris Evans was. The best part about it is that he doesn't let anything get to his head. He just goes about his business.”

The second touchdown, which came with 13:44 left in the third quarter, was much easier. Evans was given a huge hole and found the end zone from 43 yards out with his burst of speed to give Michigan a 42-point lead.