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Michigan 31, Indiana 10

(AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)

By MICHAEL MAROT
AP Sports Writer

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Cornelius Johnson's 29-yard touchdown catch midway through the third quarter Saturday gave No. 4 Michigan the lead and the jolt it needed to pull away from Indiana 31-10 in an emotional game in which a Wolverines' coach was taken to a hospital.

Michigan improved to 6-0 for the second straight season, the first time they've achieved that feat since 1976-77.

Johnson's big play came after assistant coach Mike Hart was carted off the field in the first quarter for an undisclosed medical issue.

Hart went down unexpectedly after Indiana tied the score at 7. Many Wolverines players dropped to one knee while coach Jim Harbaugh and other assistants watched trainers tend to Michigan's running game coordinator.

The emotional toll appeared to hurt the defending Big Ten champs, who went into the locker room tied at 10 with the Hoosiers (3-3, 1-2).

But after hearing Hart talk to the team at halftime, the Wolverines (3-0 Big Ten) promised to win the game for their coach - and they didn't disappoint.

The first of Johnson's two TD receptions capped Michigan's 98-yard drive to open the second-half and the defense only allowed 29 total yards over the final two quarters until Indiana's final drive.

Luke Schoonmaker and Johnson caught fourth-quarter TD passes to seal it.

J.J. McCarthy was 28 of 36 with 304 yards, three TDs and one interception. Schoonmaker caught nine passes for 67 yards and Blake Corum had 124 yards rushing on 25 carries after picking up 50 on his first run of the day. Corum also scored on a 1-yard run just five plays into the game.

THE TAKEAWAY

Michigan: The Wolverines have faced some strong tests in this series recently and they did again Saturday. But Michigan, clearly, did not play its best ball as the nation's sixth-best scoring offense struggled to score.

Indiana: Coach Tom Allen's team played its best first half of the season but still hasn't played a complete game all season. The defense and special teams, as usual, kept Indiana close. What they're lacking: a consistent offense.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter MichInd
Mich TD 12:32 Blake Corum 1 yd run (Jake Moody kick) 7 0
Ind TD 4:54 Josh Henderson 11 yd pass from Connor Bazelak (Charles Campbell kick) 7 7
Mich FG 1:02 Jake Moody 44 yd FG 10 7
Second Quarter MichInd
Ind FG 12:08 Charles Campbell 41 yd FG 10 10
Third Quarter MichInd
Mich TD 7:39 Cornelius Johnson 29 yd pass from J.J. McCarthy (Jake Moody kick) 17 10
Fourth Quarter MichInd
Mich TD 9:43 Luke Schoonmaker 9 yd pass from J.J. McCarthy (Jake Moody kick) 24 10
Mich TD 2:54 Cornelius Johnson 6 yd pass from J.J. McCarthy (Jake Moody kick) 31 10
Team Stats
  Michigan Indiana
First downs 26 21
  Rushing 11 5
  Passing 13 12
  Penalty 2 4
3rd Down Efficiency 7-14, 50% 5-15, 33%
4th down efficiency 0-1, 0% 0-1, 0%
Rushes-Yards 40-165 25-19
Passing Yards 304 203
Return Yards 94 28
Completions-Attempts-Int 28-36-1 25-49-1
Sacks-Yards Lost 0-0 7--61
Punts 3 6
Punts-Average 48.3 48.2
Fumbles Lost 1-0 0-0
Penalties - Yards 10-85 4-50
Time of Possession 37:53 22:07
Michigan Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. McCarthy 28 36 304 3 1
Indiana Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Bazelak 25 49 203 1 1
Michigan Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
B. Corum 25 124 5.0 1
J. McCarthy 4 26 6.5 0
D. Edwards 7 15 2.1 0
A. Orji 1 3 3.0 0
Indiana Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
J. Lucas 4 45 11.3 0
S. Shivers 7 25 3.6 0
J. Henderson 6 10 1.7 0
D. McCulley 1 0 0.0 0
C. Bazelak 7 -61 -8.7 0
Michigan Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
R. Bell 11 121 11.0 0
L. Schoonmaker 9 67 7.4 1
C. Johnson 4 58 14.5 2
A. Anthony 2 32 16.0 0
A. Henning 1 16 16.0 0
D. Edwards 1 10 10.0 0
Indiana Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
E. Simmons 7 57 8.1 0
C. Camper 2 39 19.5 0
J. Henderson 4 34 8.5 1
J. Lucas 3 20 6.7 0
D. McCulley 3 18 6.0 0
A. Coby 2 18 9.0 0
S. Shivers 4 17 4.3 0
Michigan Interceptions
Player Int Yards
R. Moore 1 0
Indiana Interceptions
Player Int Yards
D. Matthews 1 0
Michigan Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
B. Robbins 3 145 48.3
Indiana Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Evans 6 289 48.2
Michigan Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
A. Henning 4 36 9.0
Indiana Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
C. Delp 1 8 8.0
Michigan Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
A. Henning 3 58 19.3
Indiana Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Lucas 1 20 20.0
Michigan Missed FG
Player Length
J. Moody 26
Indiana Missed FG
Player Length
C. Campbell 24




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