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Michigan runs wild, pulls away and routs Minnesota 33-10

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan took the ball out of Brandon Peters' hands, and the plan worked out perfectly.

Karan Higdon ran for 200 yards and two touchdowns and Chris Evans added 191 yards rushing and two more scores, helping the Wolverines pull away to beat Minnesota 33-10 Saturday night.

''We've just really been focusing on the run game,'' offensive tackle Mason Cole said. ''We knew we had the backs to do it.''

Peters made his first start and didn't have many pressure-packed situations because the Wolverines ran for 371 yards on 37 carries, losing 23 yards on three sacks.

Instead of asking a redshirt freshman to throw on a wet night, coach Jim Harbaugh had him hand the ball off early and often.

''We were running the ball so well, 10 yards per rush,'' coach Jim Harbaugh said. ''That's pretty good.''

Michigan (7-2, 4-2 Big Ten) has won two straight with a heavy dose of the run after losing two of three games in part because it couldn't pass well.

''We got whooped,'' Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck said.

The Golden Gophers (4-5, 1-5) made it 7-7 on Rodney Smith's 10-yard run late in the first quarter, but the game was tied for just 26 seconds.

Higdon scored on a 77-yard run on the ensuing drive and his 5-yard TD run padded the lead in the third quarter.

Evans had 60- and 67-yard TDs in the second half, giving Michigan a 33-7 lead.

''I've never seen that many 50-plus yard runs in one game that I've ever coached,'' Harbaugh said.

The Gophers scored with 1:51 left, choosing to kick a field goal from the Michigan 5 instead of going for a fourth-and-4.

''I wanted to come away with points,'' Fleck said. ''Period.''

THE TAKEAWAY

Minnesota: The Gophers are clearly rebuilding under Fleck in his first year with only a win over lowly Illinois in Big Ten play. The former Western Michigan coach wisely refused to build up the opportunity to upset the Wolverines because he is going to be given time to turn around the program.

Michigan: Peters was solid in his first start, handing the ball off much more than he was asked to throw. He was 8 of 13 for 56 yards with a 20-yard TD pass to Sean McKeon on his first possession.

''He didn't have a lot of opportunities,'' Harbaugh said.

PIVOTAL POINT

The Gophers got to the Michigan 42 midway through the third quarter, trailing by 13 points, when the Wolverines seemed to seal the victory. Minnesota quarterback Demry Croft rolled to the right, linebacker Khaleke Hudson forced a fumble and defensive end Chase Winovich recovered it. Higdon scored on a 5-yard run on the ensuing drive, putting Michigan up 27-7.

WHAT A NIGHT

Hudson had 13 tackles, including 6 1/2 for losses.

''Spectacular performance by Khaleke Hudson,'' Harbaugh said. ''He was everywhere he was supposed to be.''

Minnesota running back Rodney Smith, who was held to 38 yards rushing on 18 carries, also raved about Hudson's play.

''He did his job, made plays all over the field,'' Smith said.

JUST OFF

Michigan's Quinn Nordin missed an extra point and was just wide on a 49-yard field goal attempt. Harbaugh said Nordin had been rushing too much on his kicks, a problem he worked on in practice.

''We thought we had that corrected,'' Harbaugh said.

YOU'RE OUT

Minnesota offensive lineman Donnell Greene was ejected after punching defensive back Tyree Kinnell.

''That's not our culture,'' Fleck said. ''That's not acceptable''

Michigan defensive back Josh Metellus was ejected, too, after getting in Greene's face.

LATE NIGHT

The game started about an hour later than scheduled because of lightning strikes in the area and it ended as the clock approached midnight.

UP NEXT

Minnesota: Hosts Nebraska.

Michigan: Plays at Maryland.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 1:55
38-E.Carpenter 23 yards Field Goal is Good.
13
plays
72
yds
06:13
pos
10
33
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Two Point Conversion 1:35
12-C.Evans to MIN 1 for 1 yard (2-J.Huff).
plays
yds
pos
7
33
Touchdown 1:35
12-C.Evans runs 67 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
67
yds
00:13
pos
7
33
Point After TD 3:27
3-Q.Nordin extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
27
Touchdown 3:27
22-K.Higdon runs 5 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
46
yds
04:17
pos
7
26
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 7:00
3-Q.Nordin extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
20
Touchdown 7:00
12-C.Evans runs 60 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
91
yds
02:03
pos
7
19
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Missed Point After Touchdown 0:58
3-Q.Nordin extra point is no good.
plays
yds
pos
7
13
Touchdown 0:58
22-K.Higdon runs 77 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
77
yds
00:18
pos
7
13
Point After TD 1:24
38-E.Carpenter extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 1:24
1-R.Smith runs 10 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
80
yds
06:19
pos
6
7
Point After TD 7:43
3-Q.Nordin extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 7:43
18-B.Peters complete to 84-S.McKeon. 84-S.McKeon runs 20 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
88
yds
03:57
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 13 14
Rushing 8 12
Passing 3 2
Penalty 2 0
3rd Down Conv 4-13 4-11
4th Down Conv 0-0 0-0
Total Net Yards 121 404
Total Plays 56 50
Avg Gain 2.2 8.1
Net Yards Rushing 90 371
Rush Attempts 44 37
Avg Rush Yards 2.0 10.0
Net Yards Passing 31 33
Comp. - Att. 5-12 8-13
Yards Per Pass 2.6 2.5
Sacked - Yards Lost 5-43 3-23
Penalties - Yards 3-10 9-85
Touchdowns 1 5
Rushing TDs 1 4
Passing TDs 0 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 2
Fumbles - Lost 1-0 2-2
Int. Thrown 0 0
Punts - Avg 8-48.5 5-40.8
Return Yards 64 101
Punts - Returns 1-0 5-39
Kickoffs - Returns 5-64 3-62
Int. - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kicking 2/2 3/5
Extra Points 1/1 3/4
Field Goals 1/1 0/1
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Minnesota 4-5 700310
Michigan 7-2 13713033
31 PASS YDS 33
90 RUSH YDS 371
121 TOTAL YDS 404
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. Croft 11 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
41.7% 74 0 0 93.5
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
42% 486 4 4 94.3
D. Croft 5/12 74 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
R. Smith 1 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
18 38 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
171 665 3
R. Smith 18 38 1 10
J. Femi-Cole 28 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 26 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
9 42 0
J. Femi-Cole 4 26 0 21
K. McCrary 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 24 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
62 314 5
K. McCrary 4 24 0 13
P. Howard 25 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 8 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 12 0
P. Howard 4 8 0 12
D. Croft 11 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 -5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
49 154 1
D. Croft 13 -5 0 12
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
P. Howard 25 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 41 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 103 0
P. Howard 2 41 0 25
T. Johnson 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 29 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
32 620 7
T. Johnson 1 29 0 29
R. Smith 1 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 4 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
13 76 0
R. Smith 2 4 0 8
R. Still 88 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 32 0
R. Still 0 0 0 0
B. Lingen 86 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 84 2
B. Lingen 0 0 0 0
M. Williams 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 43 0
M. Williams 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
T. Barber 41 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 1 0.0
T. Barber 7-0 0.0 0
A. Shenault 34 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 1.0
A. Shenault 5-0 1.0 0
A. Ayinde 4 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 1 0.0
A. Ayinde 5-1 0.0 0
Ja. Huff 2 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 3 0.0
Ja. Huff 4-1 0.0 0
D. McGhee 8 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 1 0.0
D. McGhee 4-0 0.0 0
B. Cashman 36 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
B. Cashman 3-1 1.0 0
J. Celestin 13 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 1 0.0
J. Celestin 3-1 0.0 0
G. Moore 19 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
G. Moore 2-0 0.0 0
K. Martin 21 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
K. Martin 2-0 0.0 0
Ju. Huff 20 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
Ju. Huff 1-0 0.0 0
A. Stelter 99 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
A. Stelter 1-0 0.0 0
J. Harris 26 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Harris 1-0 0.0 0
M. Jackson 93 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.0
M. Jackson 1-1 1.0 0
W. DeLattiboudere 46 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
W. DeLattiboudere 1-0 0.0 0
C. Coughlin 45 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
C. Coughlin 1-0 0.0 0
N. Umlor 87 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
N. Umlor 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
E. Carpenter 38 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 1/1
SEASON FG XP
12/16 25/25
E. Carpenter 1/1 23 1/1 4
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
R. Santoso 18 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
8 48.5 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
49 44.5 2
R. Santoso 8 48.5 2 58
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
R. Smith 1 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 14.3 16 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
6 21.7 16 0
R. Smith 3 14.3 16 0
K. McCrary 22 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 10.5 14 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 10.5 14 0
K. McCrary 2 10.5 14 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Hmielewski 24 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 0.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
5 5.0 0 0
D. Hmielewski 1 0.0 0 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Peters 18 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.5% 56 1 0 123.1
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
67.9% 184 2 0 146.6
B. Peters 8/13 56 1 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
K. Higdon 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
16 200 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
119 804 10
K. Higdon 16 200 2 77
C. Evans 12 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
13 191 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
89 489 4
C. Evans 13 191 2 67
O. Samuels 23 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 11 0
O. Samuels 3 1 0 2
K. Hill 80 FB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 16 2
K. Hill 1 1 0 1
E. McDoom 13 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
7 40 0
E. McDoom 1 1 0 1
B. Peters 18 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 -23 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
4 -24 0
B. Peters 3 -23 0 -7
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
S. McKeon 84 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 30 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
24 253 1
S. McKeon 3 30 1 20
D. Peoples-Jones 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 18 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 155 0
D. Peoples-Jones 2 18 0 10
N. Schoenle 81 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 8 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 37 0
N. Schoenle 1 8 0 8
M. Ways 85 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 7 0
M. Ways 1 0 0 0
E. McDoom 13 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 51 0
E. McDoom 0 0 0 0
K. Hill 80 FB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 30 0
K. Hill 0 0 0 0
C. Evans 12 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 64 1
C. Evans 1 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
K. Hudson 7 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
12-1 0 2.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-1 1 2.0
K. Hudson 12-1 2.0 0
D. Bush 10 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-2 0 0.0
D. Bush 7-2 0.0 0
M. McCray 9 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.5
M. McCray 6-1 0.5 0
T. Kinnel 23 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 2 0.0
T. Kinnel 6-0 0.0 0
C. Winovich 15 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 1.0
C. Winovich 2-2 1.0 0
N. Furbush 59 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
N. Furbush 2-0 0.0 0
J. Metellus 14 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
J. Metellus 2-1 0.0 0
A. Solomon 5 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
A. Solomon 2-0 0.0 0
B. Watson 28 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
B. Watson 1-2 0.0 0
L. Marshall 93 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
L. Marshall 1-0 0.0 0
M. Hurst 73 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.5
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.5
M. Hurst 1-1 1.5 0
R. Gary 3 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
R. Gary 1-1 0.0 0
D. Long 22 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
D. Long 1-0 0.0 0
K. Higdon 22 RB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
K. Higdon 1-0 0.0 0
J. Glasgow 29 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
J. Glasgow 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
Q. Nordin 3 K
IN-GAME FG XP
0/1 3/4
SEASON FG XP
14/18 26/28
Q. Nordin 0/1 0 3/4 3
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
B. Robbins 3 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 40.8 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
37 40.8 2
B. Robbins 5 40.8 2 49
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
A. Thomas 1 DB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 20.7 27 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
10 23.8 27 0
A. Thomas 3 20.7 27 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Peoples-Jones 9 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
5 7.8 14 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
28 8.5 14 1
D. Peoples-Jones 5 7.8 14 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:55 MINN 17 3:08 6 36 Punt
7:43 MINN 25 6:19 11 75 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
0:54 MINN 25 0:39 4 3 Punt
11:39 MINN 9 2:22 5 21 Punt
6:53 MINN 18 1:46 3 -6 Punt
0:11 MINN 31 0:00 1 -1 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:53 MINN 36 1:28 4 -16 Punt
9:04 MINN 45 1:11 4 9 Fumble
3:21 MINN 14 1:21 3 -7 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:30 MINN 23 1:28 4 -2 Punt
12:44 MINN 16 2:45 5 22 Punt
8:08 MINN 33 6:13 13 62 FG
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:40 MICH 17 3:57 8 83 TD
1:16 MICH 23 0:18 2 77 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:47 MICH 32 1:59 4 10 Punt
9:03 MICH 9 2:03 4 91 TD
4:56 MICH 38 4:38 9 31 FG Miss
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:53 MICH 32 1:51 3 -2 Punt
11:10 MICH 23 1:58 3 -1 Punt
7:44 MINN 46 4:17 9 46 TD
1:48 MICH 33 0:13 1 67 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:46 MICH 44 1:50 4 -2 Punt
9:48 MICH 20 1:30 3 6 Fumble
1:45 MICH 19 1:27 3 1 Game