Michigan Football: 3 Takeaways from road win against Penn State

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Here are three takeaways from Michigan football’s win against Penn State in Happy Valley. 

One of the questions surrounding the Michigan offense was whether or not quarterback Cade McNamara could make a big play when his team needed it. McNamara responded today, throwing a touchdown pass to tight end Erick All late in the fourth quarter to give the Wolverines the 21-17 win.

McNamara was outstanding when the Wolverines needed it today. Not only did McNamara, but running back Hassan Haskins was also stellar in this game. Playing without backfield mate Blake Corum again this week, Haskins proved his shoulders were large enough to carry the load.

Haskins ran for 156 yards on 31 carries to lead Michigan’s rushing attack.

Defensively, Aidan Hutchinson continues to prove why he’s in the conversation for the best defensive player in the country this season. The senior from Dearborn dominated the Nittany Lions offensive line with 3.5 sacks.

The Michigan Defense was stout all game allowing just 332 total yards. Penn State could not sustain drives, punting four times and turning the ball over on downs once. The Nittany Lions ran for 109 yards but just 2.6 yards per rush.

The win keeps the Wolverines’ hopes alive to win the Big Ten and make the College Football Playoff for the first time.

Here are three takeaways from today’s game.

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