GAMEDAY College Football

Michigan 51, Colorado State 7

By LARRY LAGE
AP Sports Writer

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Cade McNamara had a lackluster performance that was made moot by a dominant defense as No. 8 Michigan routed Colorado State 51-7.

The Big Ten championship winning quarterback started the opener and is scheduled to sit at the beginning of the Hawaii game next week when J.J. McCarthy gets a shot to take the first snap.

McNamara started 1 of 5 and finished 9 of 18 for 136 yards, a total boosted by a short pass he threw that Roman Wilson turned into a 61-yard touchdown early in the first quarter. McCarthy made the most of his limited opportunity to play, running for a 20-yard score and going 4 of 4 for 30 yards through the air.

With McNamara under center, the Wolverines stalled at the Rams 13, 8 and 16 and settled for field goals in the first half that ended with them ahead 23-0.

Michigan's defense, which had seven sacks and an interception, contributed to the flurry of scores with a 45-yard touchdown off a fumble recovery early in the third.

The Rams avoided getting shutout midway through the fourth quarter when Clay Millen lofted a 34-yard pass that Tory Horton caught in the end zone to make it 44-7.

Millen, a redshirt freshman, was 16 of 20 for 137 yards with a touchdown and an interception.

THE TAKEAWAY

Colorado State: New coach Jay Norvell has a lot of work to do with the Rams after leaving Nevada. Norvell's No. 1 task may be to improve how his team protects Millen, who was often pressured when he wasn't sacked.

Michigan: Jim Harbaugh chose a unique way to manage his quarterbacks, giving both a chance to start over the first two weeks. McCarthy seems set up to keep the job if he flourishes against Hawaii.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter ColoStMich
Mich TD 9:49 Roman Wilson 61 yard TD pass from Cade McNamara (Jake Moody Extra Point) 0 7
Mich FG 8:06 Jake Moody 31 yard field goal 0 10
Second Quarter ColoStMich
Mich FG 14:48 Jake Moody 26 yard field goal 0 13
Mich TD 5:25 Blake Corum 7 yard TD run (Jake Moody Extra Point) 0 20
Mich FG 0:11 Jake Moody 34 yard field goal 0 23
Third Quarter ColoStMich
Mich TD 12:12 DJ Turner 45 yard fumble return for TD (Jake Moody Extra Point) 0 30
Mich TD 6:08 J.J. McCarthy 20 yard TD run (Jake Moody Extra Point) 0 37
Fourth Quarter ColoStMich
Mich TD 14:12 Donovan Edwards 1 yard TD run (Jake Moody Extra Point) 0 44
ColoSt TD 8:59 Tory Horton 34 yard TD pass from Clay Millen (Cayden Camper Extra Point) 7 44
Mich TD 1:43 Alex Orji 4 yard TD run (Jake Moody Extra Point) 7 51
Team Stats
  Colorado State Michigan
First downs 14 24
  Rushing 6 13
  Passing 8 11
  Penalty 0 0
3rd Down Efficiency 2-11, 18% 3-10, 30%
4th down efficiency 1-4, 25% 2-2, 100%
Rushes-Yards 39-82 40-234
Passing Yards 137 206
Return Yards 0 71
Completions-Attempts-Int 16-20-1 18-28-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 7-50 1-8
Punts 5 2
Fumbles Lost 1-1 0-0
Penalties - Yards 0-0 1-10
Colorado State Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. Millen 16 20 137 1 1
Michigan Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. McNamara 9 18 136 1 0
A. Bowman 5 6 40 0 0
J. McCarthy 4 4 30 0 0
Colorado State Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
A. Vivens 10 35 3.5 0
D. Bailey 6 27 4.5 0
A. Morrow 7 21 3.0 0
J. Thomas 4 14 3.5 0
C. Millen 12 -15 -1.3 0
Michigan Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
B. Corum 13 76 5.8 1
D. Edwards 12 64 5.3 1
J. McCarthy 3 50 16.7 1
C. Stokes 6 35 5.8 0
A. Henning 1 6 6.0 0
T. Dunlap 1 4 4.0 0
A. Orji 2 4 2.0 1
I. Gash 1 3 3.0 0
C. McNamara 1 -8 -8.0 0
Colorado State Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Horton 6 69 11.5 1
M. Stovall 3 33 11.0 0
T. McCullouch 3 17 5.7 0
T. Arkin 1 9 9.0 0
D. Bailey 1 8 8.0 0
A. Vivens 2 1 .5 0
Michigan Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
R. Wilson 2 65 32.5 1
E. All 1 22 22.0 0
C. Johnson 2 19 9.5 0
C. Loveland 2 18 9.0 0
C. Stokes 1 15 15.0 0
M. Hibner 1 10 10.0 0
R. Bell 1 9 9.0 0
B. Corum 1 9 9.0 0
H. Neff 1 8 8.0 0
L. Schoonmaker 1 8 8.0 0
A. Henning 1 7 7.0 0
A. Anthony 1 5 5.0 0
P. O'Leary 1 4 4.0 0
D. Edwards 1 4 4.0 0
M. Bredeson 1 3 3.0 0
Colorado State Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Michigan Interceptions
Player Int Yards
R. Moore 1 37
Colorado State Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
P. Turner 5 179 35.8
Michigan Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
B. Robbins 2 94 47.0
Colorado State Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
M. Stovall 2 0 0
Michigan Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
A. Henning 1 10 10.0
Colorado State Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Michigan Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Taylor 1 24 24.0
Colorado State Missed FG
Player Length
Michigan Missed FG
Player Length




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