Five sacks and stifling defense, especially on third down, have given the fourth-ranked Wolverines a 28-0 halftime lead.
Higdon played the best game of his career with nine carries for 81 yards and two touchdowns.
Shane Morris was expected to resurrect a program by finding the end zone. Instead, he has found himself.
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.
Mark Donahue will return to Michigan this weekend to join the Hall of Honor and find a program very similar to the one he played for under Bo Schembechler.
The Wolverines finished fourth with a total of 157 points, almost one hundred points behind the top finisher, Portland, with 69 points.
Unfortunately for Michigan's defense, it was not well-adjusted to the Nittany Lions’ speed.
Michigan dominated every facet of the game on Saturday, outgaining Penn State by over 300 total yards and emerging as 39-point victors.