PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- In record setting fashion, No. 4 Michigan defeats Rutgers 78-0, in third biggest scoring output in school history.
But there was more to the game than just the final outcomes, here are some of tonights takeaways.
Jabrill Peppers shows up big at home
Playing for the first time in home state since graduating from Paramus (N.J.) Catholic, Peppers recorded another Heisman worthy performance. He would get U-M’s offense started, rolling off a 63 yard run to RU’s 5. He would also score on his next two runs of four and seven yards respectively, totaling 74 rushing yards on the game.
While it didn’t count, Peppers returned a punt for score while weaving, dipping and dodging through Rutgers defenders in the second quarter. The play came back due to holding, but was another case of how special he can be.
Defense simply dominates
To put in perspective of how good Michigan’s defense played, you just need to look at the final stat line. Michigan’s defense didn’t allow a single point, or one first down till 9:06 left in the fourth quarter. Let that sink in for a second, not one first down till the fourth quarter. Impressive to say the least, as the Scarlett Knights would only total 39 yards on the game. This goes down as one of the most dominant team defensive games in U-M’s storied history, and that’s saying something.
Hill is a touchdown machine
All fullback Khalid Hill seems to do is score touchdowns, he scored three more today. He scored his first receiving touchdown of his career. He now leads the team with eight total this season. He has tuned out to be quite the weapon for Harbaugh.
Oh yeah, he’s scored seven touchdowns on only 13 carries. Not bad, not bad at all.
U-M runs wild
Michigan’s rushed 56 times for 481 yards, finishing with nine rushing touchdowns, tying a team record for touchdowns scored. U-M had two 100-yard rushers in Chris Evans (153) and Karan Higdon (114), with Ty Isaac adding 93.