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MICHIGAN VOLVERINIThe Michigan Wolverines no. 3 returned to action on Saturday night after their bye week and it was another dominant performance from start to finish.
The Wolverines are now 9-0 on the season and squarely in the College Football Playoff picture, and Michigan is currently the betting favorite to win it all according to the latest odds from FanDuel (+230).
Here are some of the biggest stats from Michigan’s big win over Purdue on Saturday night, courtesy of MGoBlue.com.
UM has won 21 consecutive games at Michigan Stadium dating back to 2021, the program’s longest streak since 1969-73 under Bo Schembechler (28) and the third-longest streak in program history.
The Wolverines have won in 21 consecutive Big Ten games through 2021, the longest streak in program history.
The Big Ten does not consider the 2021 or 2022 Big Ten championship games to be conference games, so according to the league, UM is on a 19-game winning streak in the Big Ten, tied with Gary Moeller’s 1990- 92 for the longest run in Michigan history.
UMhas won 24 consecutive regular season games through 2021, marking the fifth-longest streak in Big Ten history.
Afterscoring 45 points at Nebraska, 52 at Minnesota and against Indiana, 49 at Michigan State and 41 against Purdue, the Wolverines extended their program record by scoring 40-plus points in five straight Big Ten games.
With 41 points against Purdue, Michigan (239) has scored points in its last five games against Big Ten opponents, the most in five conference games in program history.
UM’s 30-plus point streak reached 12 consecutive games, the longest in program history. The 1976 team (eight games in a row) was previously the record holder.
Michiganscored 20 or more points in the first half for the fifth straight game. The Wolverines have accomplished that goal in seven of nine games this season.
BeatingPurdue by 28 points, Michigan’s cumulative point differential (226) against Big Ten opponents this season is the most through six conference games in program history.
With an offensive margin of 445 yards on Saturday, the Wolverines have totaled more than 400 offensive yards against every Big Ten opponent this season in eight of nine games.
With 335 passing yards (24-of-37) today, quarterback J.J. McCarthy’s 5,369 passing yards eclipse Tom Brady (5,351 career passing yards) for ninth all-time. He is 80 yards behind coach Jim Harbaugh (5,449 yards).
In McCarthy’s 22 games as a starter, UM is 21-1. During that span, the offense recorded 209 drives in which the quarterback started and ended the possession (excluding kneelings).
The Wolverines have points on 127 of those drives (60.8%) with 95 touchdowns (45.0% of all drives) and 32 field goals.
Afterscoring three touchdowns on the ground Saturday, running back Blake Corum now ranks second on the career rushing touchdowns list, behind Tyrone Wheatley with 47.
The all-time leader is Anthony Thomas, who scored 55 from 1991 to 1994. touchdown. With 16 touchdowns on the year, Corum also leads the nation in rushing touchdowns this season, ahead of La’Damian Webb (15) and Kairee Robinson (13).
After catching three passes for 41 yards on Saturday, running back Donovan Edwards took sole possession of eighth place all-time among U-M running backs in receptions (62), surpassing Chris Howard who totaled 60 passes from 1994 to 1997.
He’s two shy of Gerald White and seventh on the list, and ranks fourth in receiving yards by a running back with 690, 120 shy of Anthony Thomas’ career high (810).
Widereceiver Roman Wilson set career highs in receptions and receiving yards with 9 receptions for 143 yards.
The night featured three receptions of 20-plus yards and a 35-yard catch in the fourth quarter. Wilson leads the team with 12 plays of 20+ yards.
Widereceiver Semaj Morgan scored his first career rushing touchdown on a 44-yard run in the third quarter Saturday.
His run was the second-longest gain down the field of any Michigan player this season (Corum, 54 yards vs. Bowling Green).
Noopponent has scored more than one touchdown against UM’s defense.
All six touchdowns allowed by UM this year have been on explosive plays: a 20-yard run by UNLV, a 69-yard pass by Rutgers, a 74-yard run by Nebraska, a 35-yard pass by Minnesota, a 44-yard pass past Indiana and a 24-yard pass past Purdue.
No team has played inside Michigan’s 10-yard line this year.
Overall, Michigan has forced 15 turnovers (12 interceptions, three fumbles) and lost six turnovers with at least one interception in seven straight games.
Michiganhas outscored its opponents 114-0 in the third quarter this season after pitching another shutout in the third frame against Purdue.
Defensive back Will Johnson recorded his second interception of the season in the second quarter. This season, UM has allowed three passing touchdowns to 12 interceptions.
Defensiveback Makari Paige led the defense with a career-high eight tackles (previously seven, TCU)
KickerJames Turner converted two career field goals (30 and 31 yards) at Michigan. Turner has hit eight of 10 field goals this season.
PunterTommy Doman had the Boilermakers working in the shadow of their own end zone all night. All four of his punts were downed inside the 20-yard line, the first Wolverine to do so since Brad Robbins against Indiana in 2020, and two were downed inside the 10.