Michigan 52, Indiana 7

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15Oct 2023
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Michigan 52, Indiana 7

Colston Loveland (image via Yahoo! Sports)

Run the damn ball. Coming into the game, Indiana was ranked #91 in rushing defense. And it was raining. So naturally, Michigan decided to come out throwing, with four pass plays and two rushes in the first six plays. Two of those pass plays resulted in sacks, and one was a drop by Colston Loveland. Meanwhile, the two carries by Corum averaged 4.5 yards per rush. Michigan wasn’t necessarily going to obliterate Indiana on the ground with huge runs, but they could have just taken over the game physically instead of trying to throw in those conditions.

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13Oct 2023
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Preview: Michigan vs. Indiana

(Image via Craig Bisacre/Indiana Athletics)

Michigan ranks #38 in rushing offense (185.2 yards/game) and #26 in yards per carry (5.07). Blake Corum’s 5.95 yards/carry ranks sixth in the conference, while backup Donovan Edwards’s mystifying 3.47 yards/carry ranks #32, lowest of any qualifying back in the conference. Kalel Mullings has stepped up his game with 23 carries for 147 yards and 1 touchdown this year. Michigan seems to have found a solidified starting five up front with Arizona State transfer La’Darius Henderson at left tackle and Karsen Barnhart at right tackle. Indiana is #91 in rushing defense (156.4 yards allowed/game) and allowed Akron’s Lorenzo Lingard over 8.0 yards/carry a few weeks ago, along with 10+ yards per rush to Maryland’s Antwaine Littlejohn despite his not getting above 3.7 against any other opponent. They give up 4.74 yards per carry, which ranks #108 in the nation. Having watched some of Indiana this year, their tackling is the worst I’ve seen it in Tom Allen’s seven years at the helm. Fifth year senior middle linebacker Aaron Casey (6’2″, 235 lbs.) leads the squad with 43 stops, followed by sophomore strong safety Phillip Dunnam (6’1″, 190) and senior free safety Louis Moore (6’1″, 190) with 35 and 25, respectively.
Advantage: Michigan

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10Oct 2023
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Michigan’s 10 Longest Plays vs. Indiana

Tony Boles

Michigan has played Indiana 71 times throughout history and has a 61-10 record against the Hoosiers. Indiana had not beaten the Wolverines since 1987 . . . until the COVID-married 2020 season. And Michigan has won both meetings since.

Here are the longest plays for Michigan in the history of the contests:

  1. Grant Mason 97-yard kickoff return (2004)
  2. Tony Boles 91-yard TD run (1989)
  3. Steve Breaston 83-yard punt return TD (2006)
  4. Jim Smith 77-yard TD run (1975)
  5. Leon Hall 76-yard punt return TD (2004)
  6. Shea Patterson 76-yard TD pass to Nico Collins (2019)
  7. Tom Brady 75-yard TD pass to Marquis Walker (2000)
  8. Denard Robinson 74-yard TD pass to Roy Roundtree (2010)
  9. Denard Robinson 72-yard TD run (2010)
  10. Chuck Heater 71-yard TD run (1973)
  11. Desmond Howard 71-yard kickoff return (1991)

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22Dec 2022
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Jack Tuttle, Wolverine

Jack Tuttle (image via SI)

Former Indiana (and Utah) quarterback Jack Tuttle committed to Michigan on Tuesday as a sixth year transfer. He joined former Indiana tight end A.J. Barner in picking the Wolverines, coming in as a package deal.

Tuttle was listed at 6’4″ and 210 lbs. last year for the Hoosiers. He was the backup for the Hoosiers behind Connor Bazelak, and in his one game against Penn State, he went 9/12 for 75 yards and 1 touchdown before a shoulder sidelined him for the rest of the year. As a redshirt junior in 2021, he went 45/87 for 423 yards, 2 touchdowns, and 5 interceptions. Altogether, he has completed 57.1% of his passes for 901 yards, 5 touchdowns, and 6 picks in his career.

ESPN: 3-star, 79 grade, #32 pocket passer
On3: N/A
Rivals: 4-star, 5.9 grade, #5 pro-style QB, #104 overall
247 Sports: 4-star, 95 grade, #7 pro-style QB, #110 overall

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21Dec 2022
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A.J. Barner, Wolverine

A.J. Barner

Former Indiana tight end A.J. Barner committed to transfer to Michigan. Originally out of Aurora (OH) Aurora, Barner spent the past three seasons in Bloomington and has two seasons of eligibility remaining.

Barner is listed at 6’6″ and 250 lbs. He had 28 catches for 199 yards and 2 touchdowns this past season. As a redshirt freshman in 2021, he caught 13 balls for 160 yards and 1 score.

ESPN: 3-star, 73 grade, #168 DE
On3: N/A
Rivals: 3-star TE, 5.5 grade
247 Sports: 3-star, 87 grade, #30 TE

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