GAMEDAY College Football

Michigan 59, Connecticut 0

By LARRY LAGE
AP Sports Writer

ANN ARBOR, Mich. - Blake Corum rushed for a career-high four touchdowns in the first half and added a fifth score in the third quarter to match a school record, helping No. 4 Michigan rout Connecticut 59-0.

The Wolverines (3-0) led 38-0 at halftime before coasting in the second half of a game that looked a lot like their first two tune-ups, when they beat Colorado State 51-7 and Hawaii 56-10.

The Huskies (1-3) had just 64 yards of offense in the first half, had a punt blocked and gave up a punt return for a touchdown over the opening 30 minutes.

J.J. McCarthy was 15 of 18 for 214 yards, a week after coach Jim Harbaugh said he had won the quarterback competition.

Big Ten championship-winning quarterback Cade McNamara entered late in the first half and was roughed up. He was sacked on the first snap and was hit hard just after completing his only pass attempt.

McNamara did not appear to be with his teammates on the sideline in the second half. Without the senior available in the lopsided game, Harbaugh gave several reserve quarterbacks a chance to play.

Corum started the scoring barrage with a 20-yard run on the game's opening drive and had three 1-yard scores before halftime. His 11-yard touchdown late in the third quarter tied the single-game school record set by Ron Johnson in 1968 and equaled by Hassan Haskins in last year's win over Ohio State.

Connecticut freshman Zion Turner was 4 of 16 for 17 yards and had 42 yards rushing. The Huskies finished with just 110 yards of offense, going 2 for 14 on third down and earning just six first downs.

THE TAKEAWAY

UConn: First-year coach Jim Mora is trying to turn around an independent program that won only one game over two years and just 10 victories during the six seasons prior to his arrival.

Michigan: Harbaugh's team has not been tested, but it has not played down to inferior competition before beginning Big Ten play.

INJURY REPORT

Michigan left tackle Karsen Barnhart, who started the opener, running back Donovan Edwards and linebacker Nikhai Hill-Green did not play due to undisclosed injuries.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter UConnMich
Mich TD 12:52 Blake Corum 20 yard TD run (Jake Moody Extra Point) 0 7
Mich TD 2:52 Blake Corum 1 yard TD run (Jake Moody Extra Point) 0 14
Mich FG 0:38 Jake Moody 26 yard field goal 0 17
Second Quarter UConnMich
Mich TD 12:08 Blake Corum 1 yard TD run (Jake Moody Extra Point) 0 24
Mich TD 6:05 A.J. Henning 61 yard punt return for TD (Jake Moody Extra Point) 0 31
Mich TD 3:11 Blake Corum 1 yard TD run (Jake Moody Extra Point) 0 38
Third Quarter UConnMich
Mich TD 4:36 Blake Corum 11 yard TD run (Jake Moody Extra Point) 0 45
Fourth Quarter UConnMich
Mich TD 12:44 Alex Orji 10 yard TD run (Jake Moody Extra Point) 0 52
Mich TD 7:54 Leon Franklin 20 yard TD pass from Alan Bowman (Tommy Doman Extra Point) 0 59
Team Stats
  Connecticut Michigan
First downs 6 25
  Rushing 4 12
  Passing 1 12
  Penalty 1 1
3rd Down Efficiency 2-14, 14% 9-13, 69%
4th down efficiency 0-2, 0% 0-0, -%
Rushes-Yards 33-86 43-192
Passing Yards 24 273
Return Yards 0 94
Completions-Attempts-Int 5-20-0 21-26-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 0-0 2-7
Punts 10 3
Fumbles Lost 3-1 0-0
Penalties - Yards 5-45 4-24
Connecticut Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
Z. Turner 4 16 17 0 0
C. Millen 1 4 7 0 0
Michigan Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. McCarthy 15 18 214 0 0
A. Bowman 1 1 20 1 0
C. McNamara 1 1 18 0 0
B. Mann 1 1 7 0 0
D. Warren 1 2 5 0 0
A. Orji 1 1 5 0 0
A. Maddox 1 1 4 0 0
Connecticut Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
Z. Turner 7 42 6.0 0
V. Rosa 14 23 1.6 0
N. Carter 6 21 3.5 0
R. Burns 1 2 2.0 0
D. Harrison 1 2 2.0 0
C. Millen 4 -4 -1.0 0
Michigan Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
B. Corum 12 71 5.9 5
D. Hughes 4 31 7.8 0
A. Orji 3 30 10.0 1
I. Gash 4 24 6.0 0
C. Stokes 9 23 2.6 0
J. McCarthy 3 7 2.3 0
H. Donohue 3 6 2.0 0
L. Franklin 2 4 2.0 0
A. Henning 1 3 3.0 0
C. McNamara 1 -5 -5.0 0
Connecticut Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
N. Carter 1 9 9.0 0
N. Fitzgerald 1 7 7.0 0
R. Burns 1 5 5.0 0
A. Turner 2 3 1.5 0
Michigan Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
R. Bell 7 96 13.7 0
R. Wilson 3 64 21.3 0
A. Henning 4 37 9.3 0
L. Schoonmaker 1 31 31.0 0
L. Franklin 1 20 20.0 1
D. Clemons 1 7 7.0 0
C. Loveland 1 5 5.0 0
T. Dunlap 1 5 5.0 0
E. All 1 4 4.0 0
A. Walker 1 4 4.0 0
Connecticut Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Michigan Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Connecticut Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
G. Caratan 9 370 41.1
Michigan Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
B. Robbins 2 115 57.5
T. Doman 1 41 41.0
Connecticut Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Michigan Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
A. Henning 3 65 21.7
D. Turner 1 3 3.0
Connecticut Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Michigan Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
R. Wilson 1 26 26.0
Connecticut Missed FG
Player Length
Michigan Missed FG
Player Length
J. Moody 62




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