Michigan’s ground game too much for Huskies
Blake Corum and Hassan Haskins combined to rush for 326 yards and four touchdowns as Michigan defeated visiting Washington 31-10 Saturday night in a nonconference game in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Corum carried 21 times for 171 yards and three scores, including a 67-yard run in the second quarter that gave the Wolverines (2-0) a 10-0 halftime lead.
Haskins added 155 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries as Michigan kept to the ground without star receiver/kick returner Ronnie Bell, who suffered a season-ending knee injury in a 47-14 victory against Western Michigan last week.
The Wolverines’ defense did the rest, keeping the Huskies (0-2) off the scoreboard until Peyton Henry kicked a 28-yard field goal with 5:54 left in the third quarter to make it 17-3.
That was Washington’s first score since its opening drive last week, when it was upset 13-7 by visiting Montana, a Football Championship Subdivision school.
The Huskies finally reached the end zone on a 22-yard pass from Dylan Morris to Terrell Bynum with 12:04 remaining.
Corum’s long touchdown run came one play after the Wolverines successfully converted a fake punt, with Michael Barrett rushing up the middle for three yards on fourth-and-1 from their own 30-yard line.
Michigan took the second half kickoff and marched 73 yards in eight players, capped by Corum’s 7-yard touchdown run, to extend its lead to 17-0.
Haskins scored on a 6-yard run with 13:56 remaining to make it 24-3 and Corum capped the scoring on a 4-yard run with 1:48 left.
Without Bell as a target, Wolverines quarterback Cade McNamara was just 7 of 15 for 44 yards.
Washington’s Morris completed 20 of 37 passes for 293 yards. Taj Davis made six catches for 78 yards and Bynum had five receptions for 115.
The Huskies gained just 50 yards rushing, with Richard Newton leading the way with 24 yards on 12 carries.
Receiver Giles Jackson, making his return to Ann Arbor after transferring from Michigan to Washington in the offseason, had three catches for 49 yards and three rushes for nine yards.
— Field Level Media