Michigan 28, Maryland 0

Hurricane Joaquin's course changed before the game, but the Michigan football team did not.

The course the Wolverines have been on since the week one loss to Utah continued in the right direction, winning the first Big Ten Conference game of the season and improved to 4-1 on the season, and 1-0 in the Big Ten.

The defense again looked spectacular as they shutout Maryland, the second consecutive shutout for the Michigan defense. Since the Utah game, the Wolverines have only given up 14 points in four games. The defense held Maryland to only 105 yards of total offense for the day as well, the second straight week they kept the opposing team right around the 100-yard mark

This was the first time the Wolverines shutout opponents in back to back weeks since October 14th and 21st, 2000 when they shutout Indiana and Michigan State.

Michigan was led offensively by Drake Johnson who ran the ball 14 times for 72 yards and a touchdown, as well as a 31-yard receiving touchdown. Jehu Chesson also added a 66-yard touchdown run, and Derrick Green carried the ball six times for 22 yards.

Ty Isaac started the game in place of the injured DeVeon Smith, who did not make the trip to College Park, but was pulled from the game in the third quarter after his second fumble of the game. Isaac only lost one of the fumbles, but clearly Harbaugh was not pleased with the lack of ball control from his running back.

Jake Butt led the team in receiving with four catches for 61 yards. Chesson added four catches as well for 41 yards. Jake Rudock completed 16 of 32 passes for 180 yards, one touchdown and one interception.

The offense started off the game slow, taking only a 6-0 lead into halftime, but clearly woke up in the second half, and was able to move the ball down the field without problem. Scoring 22 points in the second half.

The Wolverines will come back home to face Northwestern next week, a 3:30 start at the Big House. The Wildcats defeated Minnesota 27-0 today.

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