This weekend the Michigan Wolverines will face the Northwestern Wildcats on the road in Evanston, Illinois. Northwestern will attempt to go 2-0 in the Big Ten conference after beating the Purdue Boilermakers 31-27 in their season opener.
The Wolverines are coming off a three game winning streak where they opened their first Big Ten game with a strong win against the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Michigan led 39-0 at half and ultimately finished the game with a score of 56-10. Karan Higdon ran for 136 yards in the first half, adding to his total running yards of 364 for this season.
The strong lead also allowed for some younger talent to take the field. Dylan McCaffrey showed his future quarterback potential when he completed a 56 yard pass to freshman Ronnie Bell. Sophomore fullback Ben Mason ran for three touchdowns, and ran for a total of 18 yards.
Michigan’s upcoming Northwestern opponents are in their 13th year under head coach Pat Fitzgerald, where his overall record currently stands at 88-67. Shea Patterson will be matched up against veteran quarterback, Clayton Thorson. Thorson is entering into his fourth year as a Wildcat quarterback, so he will be right at home at Ryan Field this weekend when he faces the Wolverines.
After the Wolverines’ successful win against Nebraska head coach Scott Frost, the team will start the second Big Ten game of the season with confidence. They face the 1-2 Wildcats at 4:30 PM this Saturday as their first Big Ten game on the road.
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