GAMEDAY College Football

Michigan 63, Northern Illinois 10

By DAVE HOGG
Associated Press

ANN ARBOR, Mich - Blake Corum rushed for 123 yards and three touchdowns as No. 25 Michigan routed Northern Illinois, 63-10.

The Wolverines (3-0) scored touchdowns on their first nine drives, eight of them on the ground. The 10th drive also included a touchdown run, but it was called back for a holding penalty and Michigan turned the ball over on downs. The Wolverines never punted.

Northern Illinois responded with its touchdown with 8:28 to play.

The Huskies (1-2) kicked a field goal on their second possession of the game, but it was already clear they were in major trouble.

Michigan scored short rushing touchdowns on its first four possessions, two by Hassan Haskins, to take a 28-3 lead in the second quarter.

The Wolverines changed up a bit on the fifth possession, scoring on an 87-yard pass from Cade McNamara to Cornelius Johnson - the third-longest passing play in school history - to lead 35-3 at the half.

The Wolverines switched quarterbacks at halftime, putting in J.J. McCarthy, but he hadn't thrown a pass when Corum scored on a 49-yard run to increase the margin to 42-3. Michigan used six quarterbacks in the game.

While Michigan hadn't played Northern Illinois since a 33-17 victory in 2005, there was still an element of revenge for the Wolverines. Huskies quarterback Rocky Lombardi led Michigan State to a 27-23 win in Ann Arbor last season.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter NIUMich
Mich TD 11:05 Cade McNamara 1 yard TD run (Jake Moody Extra Point) 0 7
NIU FG 6:10 John Richardson 21 yard field goal 3 7
Mich TD 1:52 Blake Corum 1 yard TD run (Jake Moody Extra Point) 3 14
Second Quarter NIUMich
Mich TD 12:55 Hassan Haskins 1 yard TD run (Jake Moody Extra Point) 3 21
Mich TD 6:15 Hassan Haskins 5 yard TD run (Jake Moody Extra Point) 3 28
Mich TD 1:53 Cornelius Johnson 87 yard TD pass from Cade McNamara (Jake Moody Extra Point) 3 35
Third Quarter NIUMich
Mich TD 13:39 Blake Corum 51 yard TD run (Jake Moody Extra Point) 3 42
Mich TD 7:36 Blake Corum 1 yard TD run (Jake Moody Extra Point) 3 49
Mich TD 6:40 Donovan Edwards 4 yard TD run (Jake Moody Extra Point) 3 56
Mich TD 4:13 Donovan Edwards 58 yard TD run (Jake Moody Extra Point) 3 63
Fourth Quarter NIUMich
NIU TD 8:28 Cole Tucker 9 yard TD pass from Rocky Lombardi (John Richardson Extra Point) 10 63
Team Stats
  Northern Illinois Michigan
First downs 12 30
  Rushing 6 18
  Passing 4 9
  Penalty 2 3
3rd Down Efficiency 2-13, 15% 3-6, 50%
4th down efficiency 1-1, 100% 1-3, 33%
Rushes-Yards 36-162 48-373
Passing Yards 46 233
Return Yards 0 110
Completions-Attempts-Int 9-17-1 12-17-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 0-0 0-0
Punts 7 0
Fumbles Lost 0-0 1-0
Penalties - Yards 6-57 5-45
Northern Illinois Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
R. Lombardi 9 17 46 1 1
Michigan Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
C. McNamara 8 11 191 1 0
J. Mccarthy 4 6 42 0 0
Northern Illinois Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
R. Lombardi 7 72 10.3 0
H. Waylee 12 34 2.8 0
J. Ducker 7 28 4.0 0
C. Ratkovich 3 18 6.0 0
E. Collins 6 10 1.7 0
T. Richie 1 0 0.0 0
Michigan Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
B. Corum 13 125 9.6 3
D. Edwards 8 86 10.8 2
H. Haskins 9 56 6.2 2
T. Dunlap 5 43 8.6 0
A. Henning 1 26 26.0 0
J. Mccarthy 1 16 16.0 0
R. Wilson 1 10 10.0 0
I. Gash 4 10 2.5 0
D. Villari 3 6 2.0 0
L. Franklin 1 2 2.0 0
C. McNamara 2 -7 -3.5 1
Northern Illinois Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Tewes 1 15 15.0 0
T. Rudolph 3 14 4.7 0
C. Tucker 1 9 9.0 1
B. Dozier 1 7 7.0 0
C. Ratkovich 1 6 6.0 0
T. Richie 2 -5 -2.5 0
Michigan Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
C. Johnson 3 117 39.0 1
R. Wilson 2 26 13.0 0
A. Henning 1 24 24.0 0
D. Baldwin 3 23 7.7 0
E. All 1 23 23.0 0
B. Corum 1 13 13.0 0
C. Dixon 1 7 7.0 0
Northern Illinois Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Michigan Interceptions
Player Int Yards
G. Green 1 27
Northern Illinois Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
M. Ference 7 338 48.3
Michigan Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
Northern Illinois Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Michigan Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
A. Henning 5 76 15.2
Northern Illinois Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
Michigan Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
C. Selzer 1 3 3.0
M. Sainristil 1 4 4.0
Northern Illinois Missed FG
Player Length
Michigan Missed FG
Player Length




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