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Harbaugh Credits Entire Team's Effort for Michigan's Win Over Oregon State

Michigan's HC says that the win shows that victories can be achieved during the week of practice.

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Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh took the podium following a 35-7 victory over Oregon State pleased, but was not ready to hand out game balls.

De'Veon Smith and Chris Wormley were the stars for the Wolverines on Saturday afternoon, but Harbaugh credited the entire team's effort throughout the week as the reason why they walked out of the Big House win a win.

"We haven’t given out any game balls yet. We’ll do that Monday," Harbaugh said. "The defense…DJ Durkin and his staff did a tremendous job. And the players going three-and-a-half quarters with no points and tremendous on sudden change. We turned the ball over on our end of the field, and then they get a turnover…Joe Bolden plucks one out of the air.

"The one other one was Jake Butt plucking the ball out of the air on the ten-yard line to open up the second half when we fumbled to open up the second half on our end. Great team win. I’m very pleased. I thought this game was won with the week of practice. We had a tremendous practice on Monday and especially Wednesday and Thursday. Everybody contributed. The look team and the scout team had its best week. Guys were really challenging and made those practices extremely good.

"There’s a lot of credit to give out to a lot of people because it was a great team win. But we are going to move on from this one with humble hearts because there’s a lot of work to do."