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Michigan 49, Rutgers 16: Jake Rudock Has Career Day in Rout of the Scarlet Knights

Michigan found its passing game in a rout of the Scarlet Knights.

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The No. 17 Michigan Wolverines (7-2, 4-1 B1G) ran Rutgers (3-6, 1-4 B1G) right off the field on Saturday afternoon by a score of 49-16.

Michigan outclassed the Scarlet Knights in almost all aspects of the game, which resulted in a few milestone days for the Wolverines.

Cornerback Jourdan Lewis set the U-M single season pass breakup record with his 19th of the season, topping the mark of 18 set by Leon Hall and Marlin Jackson, respectively.

Jake Rudock had a career-best day through the air, completing 18 of 25 passes for 337 yards and two touchdowns. His previous high was 321 yards while at Iowa.

De'Veon Smith led the way on the ground with 73 yards and one touchdown. Jake Butt caught four passes for 102 yards.

The Wolverines got the scoring started in the first quarter with a 13-yard pass from Rudock to Jehu Chesson. Rutgers tacked on a field goal, but Rudock put the Wolverines up 14-3 with a four-yard touchdown run.

The second quarter was when Michigan really started to open things up. Jabrill Peppers got into the end zone for the second consecutive week on an 18-yard run, followed by a one-yard touchdown rush from Drake Johnson and eight-yard strike from Rudock to Darboh to put Michigan up 35-16 at the half.

In the third quarter, Michigan added a touchdown on a four-yard run from Smith and two-point conversion run from Rudock. Another Allen field goal put the Wolverines up 46-16 at the end of three.

Rutgers' lone touchdown on the day came in the second quarter on a 98-yard kickoff return by Janarion Grant.

Michigan next travels to Bloomington for a road date with Indiana next Saturday. Gametime is still to be determined.

Stay tuned for more postgame coverage on the way here at MnB.