Offensive Recap: Passing attack efficient in victory over Penn State

The Michigan Insider's Josh Newkirk and Josh Henschke discuss the offense's performance against Penn State.

STATE COLLEGE, PA. -- The passing attack once again outshined the rushing attack in Michigan's 28-16 victory over Penn State Saturday afternoon.

U-M quarterback Jake Rudock, who is the first Wolverine in history to record three-straight games with over 250 yards passing, played well and had one small hiccup that resulted in an interception. Rudock finished the game with 256 yards passing and two touchdowns in the air.

What has made the passing, and the offense, so successful as of late? Practice and preparation.

"I think a lot of it is putting in the work during the week," Rudock said. "Everybody always sees what happens Saturday. But the Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday really culminates and comes together."

The offense found ways to answer back drives from Penn State. Especially during the end of the game where Penn State drew the game within five points. Propelled by a 55 yard return by Jourdan Lewis, the offense found a way to keep the Nittany Lions at bay. Of course, it had help from the defense too.

Rudock knows it, too.

"You just find a way," Rudock said. "Our defense found a way to step up and make their stops, offensively we found enough ways to get points on the board. That's all it is, find a way. Scratching, itching, whatever you have to do, clawing, to get points on the board. That's all you have to do."

Scratching and clawing is what they did. They've done it all year. With one more week of preparation left in the regular season, U-M head coach Jim Harbaugh will have his team ready to go regardless at what's at stake.

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