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Game Recap: Michigan beats Rutgers 35-14

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NCAA Football: Rutgers at Michigan Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Michigan Wolverines beat the Rutgers Scarlet Knights 35-14. The game started off ugly, with John O’Korn throwing an interception, taking some sacks, and fumbling a couple snaps. The momentum of this game changed drastically tied at 7-7, when O’Korn was replaced by Brandon Peters. The offense kicked it into a higher gear and put this game away with Peters at the helm. No first quarter points were scored, but things changed in a hurry.

Game Recap

Second Quarter

After a sluggish first quarter, the Michigan’s offense has a run-heavy drive that culminates with a Khalid Hill one yard touchdown run. Michigan leads 7-0

A wildcat formation confuses the Michigan defense, leaving them out of position and flat-footed. Janarion Grant capitalizes and runs for a 65 yard touchdown. Game tied 7-7

John O’Korn is replaced by Brandon Peters and the result pays dividends. On Peters first drive, Michigan scores on a Karan Higdon 10 yard run. Michigan leads 14-7

A two minute drill is performed to perfection by Peters and the Michigan offense. Peters hits Chris Evans on a 20 yard wheel route for a touchdown. Michigan leads 21-7

Third Quarter

Things continue trending in the right direction for the Michigan offense. Their first possession of the second half is a four play, 54 yard drive that ends with a Kareem Walker 5 yard touchdown run. Michigan leads 28-7

Rutgers is putting up a fight, a couple clutch catches help them get down the field, and Gus Edwards finishes it off with a 2 yard touchdown run. Michigan leads 28-14

Fourth Quarter

The Wolverines offense has looked great since Brandon Peters came in, this time it’s a two play drive, capped off by a Karan Higdon 49 yard touchdown run. Michigan leads 35-14

FINAL SCORE- MICHIGAN 35 RUTGERS 14