Blake Corum fuels No. 25 Michigan in rout of No. Illinois
Blake Corum rushed for 125 yards and three touchdowns as No. 25 Michigan found the end zone on its first nine possessions in a 63-10 romp over Northern Illinois on Saturday at Ann Arbor, Mich.
Donovan Edwards gained 86 yards and scored twice, while Hassan Haskins added 56 rushing yards and two scores. The Wolverines (3-0) had 373 rushing yards on 48 carries.
Cade McNamara threw an 87-yard touchdown pass to Cornelius Johnson and also scored on a quarterback keeper.
Northern Illinois quarterback and Michigan State transfer Rocky Lombardi was limited to 46 passing yards with a touchdown and an interception. He led the Spartans to a road victory over the Wolverines last season.
Michigan led 35-3 at halftime.
After Northern Illinois (1-2) failed to pick up a first down on its opening possession, the Wolverines drove 48 yards on seven plays. Corum’s 16-yard run set up McNamara’s 1-yard plunge for the score.
The Huskies drove 72 yards the next time it had the ball but settled for a 21-yard field goal by John Richardson.
Michigan then drove 75 yards in nine plays, capped by Corum’s 1-yard run.
Following another 3-and-out for the Huskies, Michigan scored once again on Haskins’ 1-yard run to make it 21-3.
Haskins scored from 5 yards out with 6:15 remaining in the half. That 10-play drive featured a 23-yard pass from McNamara to Erick All.
After a Northern Illinois punt, McNamara hooked up with Johnson on the 87-yard pass play. Johnson got behind his defender, caught the pass near the right sideline and raced into the end zone.
The Wolverines scored 28 third-quarter points.
Corum scored on a 51-yard run within the first two minutes of the second half. He also scored the Wolverines’ next touchdown on a 1-yard run.
Lombardi was picked off by Gemon Green to set up Michigan’s next touchdown, a 4-yard run by Edwards.
Edwards broke loose for a 58-yard touchdown run later in the quarter.
–Field Level Media