The Michigan Wolverines moved to 2-0 on the 2021 season with a 31-10 victory over the Washington Huskies on Saturday night. It was a businesslike effort for the second week in a row for a team that, at least on film, looked like Michigan needed to beat.
The Wolverines gashed Washington on the round to the tune of 343 yards on 56 carries, led by the efforts of Blake Corum (171 yards, 3 TD) and Hassan Haskins (155 yards, TD). On the flip side, Michigan was able to hold the Huskies to 50 yards rushing on 32 carries. The defense was suffocating, headlined by a dominant performance from EDGE defender Aidan Hutchinson (2.5 sacks).
However, fans were concerned with the lack of production through the air. Cade McNamara was 7-for-15 on the night for 44 yards. That will be something to monitor moving forward, but it was not a sterling evening for Michigan’s passing game.
We took to Twitter after the game to ask fans for their three-word reactions to Saturday’s primetime showing. Here were some of the best ones.
Terribly boring domination— Tim Campbell (@VncentLIFE) September 12, 2021
Vanilla? Why not.— Duneedon (@MrDonEden) September 12, 2021
Passing is overrated— Brett⚾️ (@the_brettster24) September 12, 2021
Old. School. Football— alan (@mboyeast) September 12, 2021
Won’t beat Ohio— Mac Risley (@that_StoopKid) September 12, 2021
Can we pass?— Tim Blamer (@tblame) September 12, 2021
Run, run, done.— (@RetroBitCoach) September 12, 2021
Are we Army?— Brenden (@BMalace) September 12, 2021
Feels like farts— UW Dawg Pound (@UWonSBN) September 12, 2021
New service academy.— Conner Wolfe (@cbwolfe20) September 12, 2021
Happier Ohio lost— Francis Carlota (@SluggaSports) September 12, 2021
running game thicc— Andrew Bailey (@UMAndrewB) September 12, 2021
Corum. Is. Jesus.— 〽️ - 〽️ (@aaronmike03) September 12, 2021
job got done— Steen Kirby (@nolesfan2011) September 12, 2021
Boring, yet effective— Mark Heimonen (@markheimonen) September 12, 2021
Hutchinson - Attempted Murder— kevin s jacot (@ksJcot) September 12, 2021
Next up for Michigan is a chance to start the season 3-0 with a visit from Northern Illinois next week. The kickoff is set for 12 p.m. ET from the Big House.