Even in the midst of the sign-stealing allegations, Michigan football dominated Purdue, and here are three takeaways.
Michigan football is dealing with a lot of distractions lately and not for good reasons because of the program’s alleged sign-stealing scheme. However, l they were focused and determined to beat the Purdue Boilermakers. The Wolverines told the Boilermakers “You guys don’t belong in the same field with us.” After Saturday night’s contest, it looked that way. Purdue had no chance against Michigan last night. Michigan stays perfect with a 9-0 record. Here are some takeaways on why Michigan football dominated Purdue.
Michigan’s running game was on fire
Give the game ball to the running backs. Blake Corum, Semaj Morgan, and Donovan Edwards were the focal points of this game. The three running backs combined for 5 touchdowns and 109 yards. Corum scored three of those five touchdowns. Purdue’s defense had no answer for their running game.
Michigan’s Pass Defense
The Wolverines defense held the Boilermakers to just 144 yards. Michigan is also tied for No. 10 nationally in interceptions with 11. Hudson Card struggled. He completed 12 of 28 passes for 144 yards. He was not consistent. Interceptions have been a real issue of his game. Card only had one touchdown which came in the fourth quarter when he tossed one to Deion Burks for a 24-yard touchdown. Card has been intercepted seven times in eight games.
J.J. McCarthy Being J.J. McCarthy
Michigan footbal quarterback J.J. McCarthy was sensational. Although he didn’t throw any touchdowns, he completed 24-37 for 335 yards and averaged 9.1 yards per throw. Although the offense was a little sloppy in the first half, the second half is where they made better execution. He’s a candidate for the Heisman Trophy and as long as he performs and wins, then he has a shot of winning.
No. 3 Michigan football will travel next weekend to take on the No. 11 Penn State at noon. One of the most anticipated games of Week 11.