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Game Recap: Michigan dominates Western Michigan 49-3

It wasn’t close, but that should have been expected.

The No. 21 Michigan Wolverines pulled away early against the Western Michigan Broncos, winning the game by a wide margin, 49-3.

The game featured Shea Patterson touchdown passes and a dominating rushing attack by the duo of Karan Higdon and Chris Evans.

This was the kind of “get back on track” game the team needed.


First Quarter

- On the second drive of the game, a long Karan Higdon run sets the offense up nicely in the red-zone. Shortly after, quarterback Shea Patterson finds a wide open Sean McKeon for a 17 yard touchdown pass. Michigan leads 7-0

- The following Michigan possession didn’t last long, ten seconds to be exact. On the first play of the drive, running back Karan Higdon has a 67 yard touchdown run. Michigan leads 14-0

- The Michigan offense is rolling. After a Noah Furbush interception, Michigan has the ball yet again. The ground game has been moving the chains at will to this point, and on this drive running back Chris Evans finds paydirt, a 27 yards touchdown run. Michigan leads 21-0

Second Quarter

- To this point Chris Evans has had two carries, and he now has two touchdowns, this one is from 2 yards out. Michigan leads 28-0

- The Michigan offense can’t be stopped today. Shea Patterson has plenty of time to throw and he finds Nico Collins deep for a 44 yard touchdown. It’s been 364 days since a Michigan receiver has caught a touchdown pass. The drought is now over. Michigan leads 35-0

Third Quarter

- Patterson is still in the game midway through the 3rd, and his presence leads to more points, finding Donovan Peoples-Jones for a 5 yard touchdown. Michigan leads 42-0

Fourth Quarter

- Dylan McCaffrey is in the game now for Michigan and he leads the offense down the field for a score. McCaffrey hits Jacob McCurry for a 18 yard touchdown pass. Michigan leads 49-0

- With 2:34 left in the game, Western Michigan finally gets on the board in the form of a Josh Grant 35-yard field goal. Michigan leads 49-3