Michigan running back Karan Higdon is the type of player that takes things personal, whether it’s a team that’s a rival or criticism that is thrown at his team. Higdon uses those words as fuel.
After Michigan’s 38-13 win, Higdon felt the team answered some of the questions that skeptics have about the 2018 Wolverines.
“This was more of a personal game for us, a lot of people have a lot of questions about who we are as a team... our offensive line, our run game, we ‘don’t show up in big games’,” Higdon said. “I think we laid that to rest today. I think we came out and made some great adjustments and got the job done. There’s no further question that we got the best offensive line in the country.”
Higdon finished the day with 105 yards rushing and 1 touchdown on 19 carries. In all, Michigan ran for 320 yards and 3 touchdowns.
While Higdon’s statement is a bold one to make, there’s no doubt the offensive line has made major strides this season. Higdon just had his fifth consecutive game with 100-plus yards rushing, and the o-line has been consistently giving Shea Patterson ample time to throw.
What Higdon is also proud of is how Michigan’s front ended the game in a powerful manner. Most of Michigan’s rushing yards came after halftime.
“One of the biggest things is finishing games, that’s something we took pride in, working on for the season. We knew we had to dominate up front, in the backfield, and we got the job done. Credit to our o-line, like I said we got the best o-line in the country and it’s a pleasure running behind these boys.”
The offensive line will be tested next Saturday when they head to East Lansing to take on Michigan State, who’s fresh off a victory over Penn State.
Watch the video below for more comments from Higdon and Ben Bredeson