Michigan 42, Penn State 7
What Happened: Michigan came up with a total wipeout of the Nittany Lions, getting two Shea Patterson touchdown passes and a one-yard scoring run on the way to a 42-0 lead before Penn State finally got on the board in the final minutes.
Karan Higdon and Chris Evans both scored fourth quarter touchdowns, and Brandon Watson came up with a pick six as the Wolverines totally dominated throughout.
What Mattered: Patterson completed 11-of-17 passes for 144 yards and two scores, and he ran for 42 yards and a touchdown. As a team, the Wolverines ran for 259 yards and three scores, with Hidgon tearing off 132 yards and a touchdown and Chris Evans running for 57 yards.
– Trace McSorley had no where to go and no room to breathe. The banged up Nittany Lion passer completed 5-of-13 passes for 83 yards and a pick. Tommy Stevens stepped in and threw for 35 yards with an interception, and he ran for a team-high 52 yards with a garbage-time touchdown.
– Michigan had this from the start. It held the ball for almost 38 minutes, was a +3 in turnover margin, and outgained the Nittany Lions 403 yards to 186.
What It All Means: The Michigan revenge tour keeps rolling on. Now the Wolverines have won eight straight with at Rutgers and Indiana up next to set up the showdown at Ohio State for the Big Ten East title – as long as there aren’t any whiffs along the way.
– Penn State is beaten up and bruised, and it could use a break with a finesse team up next … and it’s not going to get it. Wisconsin rolls into town next week, but at Rutgers and Maryland are winnable games to close things out. A ten-win season overall is still possible, but first, getting by the Badgers is a must.
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