Football

It will be the sixth time since 2011 that the Wolverines have used alternate jerseys, and the first time doing so with the Jordan brand gear.

Schoenle’s story is one of hard work— one of setting goals, and later meeting them.

Ben Braden and the Michigan offensive line helped the Michigan running game make a statement against Penn State

Michigan rushed for 326 yards Saturday, their highest total since the 2014 season opener against Appalachian State and their most in a Big Ten game since Oct. 13, 2012 against Illinois.

Senior running back De'Veon Smith celebrates after a touchdown against Penn State on Saturday.

Five sacks and stifling defense, especially on third down, have given the fourth-ranked Wolverines a 28-0 halftime lead.

Taco Charlton has been out since the first week with an ankle injury but should return Saturday.

Penn State ranks 118th in the country on third down, converting 27.3 percent of its chances, while Michigan leads the country in third-down defense, allowing a 10.5 percent conversion rate.

Senior linebacker Ben Gedeon tackles Colorado's Michael Adkins II in a game against University of Colorado. Michigan won 45-28.

If the Michigan football team’s defense hadn’t stepped up and sidelined Colorado’s red-hot offense for the final three quarters of Saturday’s game, the Wolverines very likely would have lost a shocker to the Buffaloes.

Jehu Chesson has been a potent threat but is still seeking his first touchdown.

Though Michigan remains strongly favored, the Buffaloes are also coming off a pair of routs, trouncing in-state rival Colorado State, 44-7, and FCS opponent Idaho State, 56-7.

Chris Evans and Michigan’s ground game look to recapture the success they had in the season opener, when they rushed for 306 yards.

Michigan coasted against Hawaii, winning by 60 points, and was challenged slightly more by Central Florida the following week but still ran away with a 51-14 victory.

Jourdan Lewis (center) has yet to play in 2016.

The Michigan football team has allowed just 207 passing yards in the first two games of its season, but one lingering void in the secondary is growing more ominous by the day.

Senior running back De'Veon Smith is still the Wolverines' starter at running back, but Michigan is using a stable for four backs consistently.

The group consists of Smith, freshman Chris Evans, redshirt junior Ty Isaac and sophomore Karan Higdon.

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