Wilton Speight left the game with an injury in the first quarter, but his replacement John O'Korn excelled and brought No. 8 Michigan (4-0) a 28-10 win to open the Big Ten season.
Zach Gentry put forth a breakout performance in a game that the Wolverines may have needed it more than ever, solidifying his journey from quarterback to tight end.
While No. 8 Michigan’s recent offensive struggles may have boosted Purdue’s chances at an upset, the Boilermakers may also be a far more worthy opponent than people originally thought.
Thursday night’s contest was in many ways lopsided, and if all opportunities were equal, the Golden Gophers could rightfully say they dominated the match.
There is no question that Peoples-Jones has had his spotlight in the punt return game. Now, that spotlight is only getting brighter.
The Wolverines went without a shot on goal for the second game in a row, putting an ugly exclamation mark on the loss.
David Long said he still talks to Jourdan Lewis every day of the week — or at least three if he’s busy. And Long could arguably thank Lewis — who he dubbed as a role model — for his current starting role with the Wolverines.
Despite all the talented young players, the grizzled veterans who have been through the ups and downs of the last few seasons and the new head coach with a seemingly magic touch, Michigan still has to perform on the ice.
Throughout the weekend, the Wolverines came up just short of victories as a team. But there are still positive takeaways from the tournament for Michigan.
Freshman wide receiver Tarik Black suffered a foot injury against Air Force and will need surgery, said Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh on Monday. That same evening, Black posted a photo on Instagram with a caption that suggested he would be out for the remainder of the year.