The Michigan Wolverines (7-2, 4-2) kept the Little Brown Jug in Ann Arbor beating the Minnesota Golden Gophers (4-5, 3-4) 33-10 on Saturday night.
In the first start of his college career, redshirt freshman Brandon Peters threw for 56 yards and a touchdown.
Karon Higdon led running backs with 16 carries for 200 yards on the ground and two touchdowns. Chris Evans followed with 13 carries for 191 yards and two touchdowns.Sean McKeon led receivers with three receptions for 30 yards and a touchdown.
After the game was delayed an hour because of weather, the Wolverines opened up the scoring with a touchdown pass from Brandon Peters to make it 7-0. The Gophers would answer back with one of their own on a 10-yard run by Rodney Smith.
The Wolverines would go on to score 26 unanswered points the rest of the game. Karon Higdon and Chris Evans were responsible for the four touchdowns scored and three of them were on runs of at least 60 yards.
Meanwhile the defense held Minnesota to just 164 total yards and held them to just 4-13 on third-down attempts.
The Wolverines now hit the road next Saturday to take on the Maryland Terrapins coached by D.J. Durken, the defensive coordinator in Jim Harbaugh’s first year at Michigan.