ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Michigan claws out 24 points in the second quarter to get the upset on #22 BYU.
BYU came into the game wanting to stay strong on defense and open up the passing game after suffering a 24-23 lost to UCLA.
Michigan’s 1st drive only netted 3 yards before punting it off. BYU started the drive with 2 strong runs by Adam Hine to set up a very doable 3 and 2 yards. Tanner Mangum kept the drive going with a 9 yard run. The next 3 plays were incomplete passes. The next drive, the Wolverines were very solid on offense using a 31 yard run by De’Veon Smith and 3rd down conversions completed by Jake Rudock to set up 1st and goal on the 1. Jake Rudock capped the drive off with a TD run.
The 2nd Quarter is where it got ugly for the Cougars. The Wolverines scored on every process which resulted in a 31-0 halftime score. The 1st score was when Jake Rudock connected with Amara Darboh for 4 yards to finish the 90 yard drive. The 2nd score was when De’Veon Smith’s 60 yards magic trick was almost stopped by Michael Davis. “I thought I was down but when I got in the second level I was not going to let them bring me down, stated Mr. Smith”
The 3rd Touch down came when Jehu Chesson made a key block and Jake Rudock glides in untouched to for 17 yards. “When the defense gives you a running lane, take it!,” stated Jake Rudock. Kenny Allen added 3 points with a 40 yard field goal.
The 2nd half was not as exciting as neither team scored. Michigan ended the game up 31-0 and perfect at home. Up next for the Wolverines is traveling to face the Maryland Terrapins. BYU will host the Connecticut Huskies.
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