2. The run game was the difference — again
Just like last year’s game in Ann Arbor, this year’s game was decided by the rushing attack.
And, again, the Wolverines came away on top. They dominated from start to finish on the ground, milking the clock and rushing for over 220 yards and three scores. There weren’t many “chunk” runs, but the Wolverines nickel-and-dimed their way to a win.
It’s not easy to win a game where you pass the ball just eight times for 60 yards on the road, but when you have a two-headed monster in the backfield like Blake Corum and Donovan Edwards, it becomes possible.
Michigan averaged 4.9 yards per carry for the game and that’s surprising given the fact that Penn State knew what was coming most of the time and just couldn’t stop it.
This one is on James Franklin for not adjusting.