The #4 Michigan Wolverines (4-0) started off their Big Ten season in style by dominating the Penn State Nittany Lions (2-2) by a score of 49-10.
The running game came alive for the Wolverines as the team ran for a total of 326 yards and six touchdowns. De’Veon Smith led the way with 107 yards and a touchdown with tremendous efforts coming from Ty Issac, Karan Higdon and Chris Evans.
Wilton Speight threw for 189 yards and found freshman tight-end Devin Asiasi for his only passing touchdown. Speight looked very comfortable in the pocket and did a great job of avoiding Nittany Lion defenders to make plays.
The Wolverines showed great consistency throughout the contest. They scored three touchdowns on their first three possessions of the game and didn’t look back from there. Defensively, Michigan was practically unstoppable. They held Penn State to 199 total yards and forced two takeaways. It seemed as if the only real problem was running back Saquon Barkley, who led the Nittany Lions in rushing yards and receiving yards.
The win is another stepping stone in a terrific start to the season for Michigan. However, they will face their first true test of the season when #11 Wisconsin Badgers (4-0) visit Ann Arbor next Saturday.