GAMEDAY College Football

Michigan 34, Nebraska 3

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

By LARRY LAGE
AP Sports Writer

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Blake Corum ran for 162 yards and a touchdown, helping No. 3 Michigan stay undefeated with a 34-3 win over Nebraska.

The Wolverines (10-0, 7-0 Big Ten, No. 3 CFP) have won their first 10 games for the first time since 2006, when they closed the regular season as the second-ranked team with a loss to rival and top-ranked Ohio State.

In two weeks, Michigan will play the Buckeyes on the road with the Big Ten East Division title and likely spot in the College Football Playoff at stake.

Michigan was in control from the start against the Cornhuskers (3-7, 2-5) and opened with a 12-play, 80-yard drive that Corum capped with a 2-yard run for his 18th touchdown.

The Heisman Trophy candidate had 100-plus yards rushing - in the first half - for the seventh straight game and pulled within a game of the school record set by current running backs coach Mike Hart.

J.J. McCarthy was 8 of 17 for 129 yards with two touchdown passes. McCarthy also ran for a 3-yard score late in the third, putting Michigan ahead 24-3.

Nebraska started quarterback Chubba Purdy in place of Casey Thompson, who missed a second straight game with an elbow injury, and he left the game in the second quarter after appearing to injure his right ankle.

Logan Smothers filled in and after fumbling a snap, the Cornhuskers settled for a field goal and 14-3 score.

Purdy was 6 of 12 for 56 yards and ran for a team-high 39 yards. Smothers was 4 of 8 for 15 yards for the Cornuskers, who finished with just 146 yards of offense.

THE TAKEAWAY

Nebraska: The once-proud program has lost 21 straight games against Top 25 opponents, dating to 2016, and has not knocked off a top-five opponent since 2001.

Michigan: The passing game has a lot of improving to do, and not much time to pull it off, to improve the team's chances of winning at Ohio State for the first time since 2000.

November 12, 2022


Scoring Summary
First Quarter NebMich
Mich TD 4:26 Blake Corum 2 yard TD run (Jake Moody Extra Point) 0 7
Second Quarter NebMich
Mich TD 8:46 Ronnie Bell 9 yard TD pass from J.J. McCarthy (Jake Moody Extra Point) 0 14
Neb FG 4:10 Timmy Bleekrode 37 yard field goal 3 14
Mich FG 0:01 Jake Moody 30 yard field goal 3 17
Third Quarter NebMich
Mich TD 0:57 J.J. McCarthy 3 yard TD run (Jake Moody Extra Point) 3 24
Fourth Quarter NebMich
Mich TD 9:39 Andrel Anthony 0 yard fumble return for TD (Jake Moody Extra Point) 3 31
Mich FG 1:17 Jake Moody 43 yard field goal 3 34
Team Stats
  Nebraska Michigan
First downs 11 27
  Rushing 4 20
  Passing 4 6
  Penalty 3 1
3rd Down Efficiency 5-14, 36% 4-10, 40%
4th down efficiency 1-1, 100% 2-2, 100%
Rushes-Yards 29-75 49-264
Passing Yards 71 147
Return Yards 51 66
Completions-Attempts-Int 10-20-0 10-20-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 1-4 2-11
Punts 7 3
Fumbles Lost 2-0 2-0
Penalties - Yards 4-30 1-15
Nebraska Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Purdy 6 12 56 0 0
L. Smothers 4 8 15 0 0
Michigan Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. McCarthy 8 17 128 1 0
D. Warren 2 3 19 0 0
Nebraska Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
C. Purdy 5 39 7.8 0
A. Grant 11 22 2.0 0
R. Johnson 2 13 6.5 0
C. Jewett 2 6 3.0 0
G. Ervin Jr. 2 6 3.0 0
L. Smothers 4 1 0.3 0
Michigan Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
B. Corum 28 162 5.8 1
C. Stokes 8 68 8.5 0
T. Dunlap 2 14 7.0 0
D. Edwards 2 13 6.5 0
I. Gash 5 12 2.4 0
L. Franklin 1 3 3.0 0
J. McCarthy 3 -8 -2.7 1
Nebraska Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
M. Washington 2 36 18.0 0
A. Brown 1 13 13.0 0
T. Palmer 5 12 2.4 0
N. Boerkircher 1 6 6.0 0
A. Grant 1 4 4.0 0
Michigan Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
R. Bell 4 71 17.8 1
C. Loveland 2 40 20.0 0
R. Wilson 1 13 13.0 0
C. Johnson 1 12 12.0 0
T. Morris 1 7 7.0 0
B. Corum 1 4 4.0 0
Nebraska Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Michigan Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Nebraska Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
B. Buschini 7 302 43.1
Michigan Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
B. Robbins 3 119 39.7
Nebraska Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Michigan Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
A. Henning 4 11 2.8
Nebraska Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Hill 3 51 17.0
Michigan Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
A. Henning 2 55 27.5
Nebraska Missed FG
Player Length
Michigan Missed FG
Player Length




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