Penn State vs. Michigan football games just never disappoint. There’s usually no shortage of drama and this year was no different with Jim Harbaugh suspended the day before the game and Sherrone Moore taking over as acting head coach in a top-10 road battle.
Well, Moore drew up the perfect game plan and led the Wolverines to a big win in Happy Valley, 24-15.
Blake Corum led the way on a day where offense was just non-existent. He rushed for over 140 yards and the game-clinching touchdown with a few minutes left.
What’d we learn from this Michigan win?
3. No JJ McCarthy, no problem
Usually, we get to see JJ McCarthy showcase that rocket of an arm, leading the Wolverines to big wins, but he only passed the ball eight times, completing seven of them for 60 yards.
Instead, it was the run game that led the way for the offense and the Wolverines won the time of possession battle thanks to this solid rushing attack. Just like last year’s matchup, Michigan won because of its ground game, racking up 227 yards on the ground with three rushing touchdowns.
Penn State just couldn’t slow down this rushing attack, getting worn down throughout the game and giving up that game-winning touchdown by Blake Corum with about five minutes left.