September 29, 2018
EVANSTON, Ill. -- A defiant defensive effort and a series of critical offensive conversions lifted the No. 14-ranked University of Michigan football team to a 20-17 victory over Northwestern on Saturday afternoon at Ryan Field.
Michigan (4-1, 2-0 B1G) trailed, 17-0, in the first quarter and surrendered 105 yards in the opening period before stifling the Wildcats (1-3, 1-1 B1G) in allowing them just 97 yards the rest of the game.
U-M's offense racked up over 350 yards after the opening quarter and chipped away at the Northwestern lead before scoring the go-ahead touchdown with 4:06 to play.
September 22, 2018
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The No. 19-ranked University of Michigan football team dominated in all three phases in a convincing 56-10 win over Nebraska on Saturday (Sept. 22) in the Big Ten opener at Michigan Stadium.
Offensively, the Wolverines amassed 491 yards of total offense (206 passing, 285 rushing), gashing the Nebraska defense for nearly seven yards per play. Senior running back Karan Higdon was the prime beneficiary of some massive lanes created by the Michigan offensive line, rushing 12 times for 136 yards (11.3 yards per carry) -- and a touchdown.
Sophomore Ben Mason ran six times and scored touchdowns on three of those carries, while the trio of junior Tru Wilson, freshman Christian Turner and sophomore O'Maury Samuels combined for 121 yards. Junior quarterback Shea Patterson was equally as effective through the air, going 15-of-22 for 120 yards and a touchdown.
September 15, 2018
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- A three-touchdown afternoon from sophomore wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones propelled Michigan past Southern Methodist, 45-20, in front of a crowd of 110,549 on Saturday afternoon (Sept. 15) at Michigan Stadium.
Michigan (2-1) scored on every offensive possession from the second quarter onward -- six drives in all -- and ended the game with 434 yards of total offense.
Junior quarterback Shea Patterson completed 14-of-18 pass attempts (8-of-10 in the first half) for a season-best 237 passing yards and three touchdowns. Peoples-Jones was the beneficiary of all three TD passes with catches of 35, seven and 41 yards, which marked the most touchdowns scored by a Wolverine wide receiver first since Jehu Chesson scored three against Indiana in 2015. Peoples-Jones finished with four receptions for 90 yards.