By Aaron McMann | [email protected] | Posted on 04 November 2018 at 06:35 pm
Michigan conquered 3-0 in Saturday's self-proclaimed "vengeance," with a 42-7 win over Pent Crater. Photo by Mike Mulholland | MLive.com
GRADES ARE …
ANN ARBOR – If Michigan's victory in Wisconsin three weeks ago was the most complete game of the season, that's over.
The fifth-grade Wolverines were put in after a week bye and gave Penn State a 42-7 whip, their eighth straight win this season and a third straight over a ranking opponent.
Things are clicking for this football team in Michigan – and at the right time.
MLive's Aaron McMann attributes post-game qualities that have been steadily impressive for a few weeks now …
Shea Patterson completed 11 of his 17 passes for 144 yards and two touchdowns, while raging for 42 yards and one TD. Photo by Mike Mulholland | MLive.com
Shea Patterson has not yet thrown for 300 meters in a Michigan suit, but that does not seem to matter. The junior starter is still effective, completing 11 of his 17 passes for 144 yards and two touchdowns against Penn State. Patterson completed another deep ball to Nico Collins, the 44-meter player, and continues to use his legs when he needed, hurling 11 times for 42 meters and a touchdown. Perhaps most importantly, he has not missed an interception in the last three games, and only one in the last six games. My only criticism against him was to try to fit a pass into a tight window for a tight end Zach Gentry in the fourth down in the first quarter. We saw Dylan McCaffrey late, hurrying twice for 14 meters, but somewhere he broke the key. That should lift Brandon Peters into delays for the rest of the season, starting from Saturday at Rutgers (3:30 pm, BTN). Grade A-
Karan Higdon turned to the seventh 100-yard game. Photo by Mike Mulholland | MLive.com
While the bullets were skewed, the loads were a bit more even this week. Karan Higdon posted big winnings early, breaking a 50-yard run in his third transfer of the game. He had 61 yards rushed from that point and ended the game with 132 meters and a touchdown in 20 bear, his seven straight game with at least 100 yards rushing. Meanwhile, Chris Evans had 12 beats, at most since September 15 Michigan wins over Southern Methodist, hurrying for 57 yards and a TD himself. He also had three catches for 30 meters. Having a healthy and productive, Evans would have to lift part of the cargo from Higdon, who has already exited his entirety a year ago (164). Fullback Ben Mason (4 transfers, 10 yards) are converted to both fourth-bottom conversion efforts. It's hard to miss when you hurry for 261 meters as a team. Grade A-
Nico Collins had two catches for 53 yards, including a high 50-yarder game featured here. Photo by Mike Mulholland | MLive.com
Donovan Peoples-Jones continues his recovery as a Michigan recipient, trapping three of the five balls that threw his way for 38 meters. He remained loose for a 23-yard touchdown in the second quarter, the seventh season. Nicholas Collins dropped another long ball where he redefined and brought the ticket, recovering his team's lead in acquiring yards (373). Zach Gentry took two passes for 18 meters and a touchdown, his second season. Michigan chose to get the current backs involved in the pass game this week, with Higdon and Evans aiming five times for 35 meters. Tarik Black made his comeback and arrived with a nice fall on the left side of the line for a touchdown that had been extinguished due to a call against Gentry. This could have been the only big flaw from the receivers throughout the game. Grade: B +
Michigan on average 5.0 meters per transfer. Photo by Mike Mulholland | MLive.com
Penn State entered the game that led the Big Ten in bags and faced losses and once against Michigan's attacking line reacted to the challenge. Patterson was fired once, hurried once but had enough time to get rid of the ball. Wolverns created a terrain game early and an average of 5 meters per transfer. Then the chief coach Jim Harbaugh praised the way Juwann Bushell-Beatty played and how far this team has come under the "old coach ball" Ed Warinner. These are three major trials now – Wisconsin, Michigan State and Penn State – this team has acted. Karan Higdon would probably have to revise his claim a few weeks ago that Michigan has the best offensive line in the country for the Big Ten and has a case. Grade A-