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Michigan 38, Northwestern 0: Wolverines Dominate in All Three Phases on Homecoming

Another week, another dominating statement to the rest of the Big Ten.

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The 18th-ranked Michigan Wolverines (5-1) drubbed 13th-ranked Northwestern (5-1) on Saturday afternoon before a crowd over over 110,000 at the Big House.

The Wolverines set the tone right off the bat in this game with Jehu Chesson taking the opening kickoff back 97-yards for a touchdown.

Other scores included rushing touchdowns from Drake Johnson and Jake Rudock along with a magnificent pick-six from Jourdan Lewis to put Michigan up 28-0 in the first half. Kenny Allen added a 47-yard field goal in the third quarter.

Michigan's defense was again stout, posting its third consecutive shutout, which is the first time that has happened since 1980. Northwestern was unable to muster anything and only had 163 yards of total offense on the afternoon.

The run game was solid for Michigan, given the opponent they were up against. Northwestern came into the contest with one of the best defenses in college football and the Wolverines were able to put drives together in workmanlike fashion.

Linebacker James Ross III was ejected in the third quarter following a targeting penalty, which will force him to miss the first half of next week's game against Michigan State.

The game against MSU kicks off next weekend at Michigan Stadium at 3:30 p.m.

This story is developing.