Driving down the field midway through the first quarter, the No. 18 Michigan football team sent in Karan Higdon to get the job done.
You might not know much about the freshman running back, but that’s OK. With four running backs who entered the season with starting experience, many assumed Higdon was going to redshirt.
That hunch seemed to hold some weight when Higdon’s name hadn’t been called five games into the season, but Saturday, it was disproven faster than you could ask the person next to you who Karan Higdon was.
Five games into its season, the Michigan football team has exceeded the expectations of many.
After outscoring their last four opponents by a combined 122-14, the Wolverines have climbed to No. 18 in the AP poll, have the ninth-highest odds to win the national championship, according to Bovada, and boast the nation’s No. 2 overall defense.
Despite the apparent improvement since last season, the success can almost entirely be attributed to players who played last year.