The Michigan Wolverines bounced back nicely from their first loss of the season with a stress free victory against the Indiana Hoosiers.
Hassan Haskins and Luke Schoonmaker carried the load offensively for the Wolverines, scoring all three touchdowns for Michigan. Haskins rushed for 168 yards and scored 1 touchdown while Schoonmaker had 2 touchdowns on the night.
Michigan typically splits up the carries between Haskins and Blake Corum, but Corum went down with an apparent leg injury on his first rush of the game, leaving Haskins to carry the load. Haskins ended up with 27 carries on the night, but said his body was fine.
“My body’s feeling good,” Haskins told the media after the game. “I’ll take how ever many carries they’ll give me, I’m not complaining.”
Not having Corum out there was something we haven’t seen this season. Haskins and Corum have been one of the best duos in college football season, but Haskins was able to pick up the slack.
“It was a different feeling, I’ve been praying for Blake all day,” Haskins said. “Definitely a different feeling, but I had to get the job done.”
Jim Harbaugh says that he doesn’t think Corum’s injury is serious.
Schoonmaker had not yet found the end zone this season before his two score night against the Hoosiers. The Michigan red zone offense struggled at times against Indiana, and Schoonmaker was the boost they needed.
“Schoonmaker was a big factor in converting in the red zone tonight,” Jim Harbaugh said. “That’s a plus, and it was great to see him have another good game. He’s had good games before, but a big tight end that like that... that can be a big factor in the red zone.”
Schoonmaker had only one career touchdown before playing Indiana, back in 2019 against Illinois. Tripling his total in one night was a special feeling for the senior tight end.
“I’m so excited, it’s such a great feeling,” Schoonmaker said. “Everybody around me getting hyped up, great night for the tight ends.”
With the victory over Indiana, Michigan’s Big Ten title and College Football Playoff hopes are still very much alive. Penn State and Maryland stand in the way of a potential playoff play-in game in Ann Arbor on November 27th against Ohio State.