Recap: Michigan vs. Indiana
Ann Arbor, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Devin Gardner passed for 220 yards and two touchdowns with one interception, and Drake Johnson rushed for 122 yards and two scores as the Michigan Wolverines easily handled the Indiana Hoosiers, 34-10, in a Big Ten Conference battle at Michigan Stadium.
Gardner completed 22-of-29 passing, and Johnson carried the ball a team-high 16 times for Michigan (4-5, 2-3 Big Ten). Amara Darboh caught a team-best nine passes for 107 yards and a touchdown. The win comes just days after Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon resigned his post.
Tevin Coleman carried the ball a game-high 27 times for 108 yards, while Zander Diamont completed 5-of-8 passing for 24 yards in the loss for Indiana (3-5, 0-4), which has dropped three games in a row.
Michigan went up on Indiana 10-0 by the time the first quarter was over. Matt Wile drilled a 35-yard field goal with 8:20 to play in the first frame to put Michigan up 3-0, then Gardner connected with Keith Heitzman on a six-yard scoring strike to get to 10-0 with 5:22 left in the period.
With 7:18 left to play in the second quarter, Gardner tossed his second touchdown pass of the game, this time to Darboh for 12 yards. The Wolverines went up on Indiana, 17-0, following the score.
Griffin Oakes put the Hoosiers on the board with 8:31 to play in the third quarter with a 38-yard field goal. The kick sliced Michigan's lead to 17-3.
Johnson extended Michigan's lead with a 10-yard touchdown run with 1:39 left to play in the third quarter. The Wolverines went up 24-3 following the drive that lasted just three plays.
Wile extended the Wolverines' lead when he drilled a 23-yard field goal with 6:48 left to play in the game. The Michigan lead following the kick was 27-3.
D'Angelo Roberts found the end zone for the Hoosiers when he scored on a three-yard handoff with 3:09 left in the game. Michigan led at that point, 27-10.
Johnson scored his second rushing touchdown of the contest on a 16-yard handoff, giving the Wolverines a 34-10 advantage with 2:26 remaining in the contest.
Michigan's defense was stellar in the win, holding Indiana to just 10 first downs and 191 total offensive yards. The Wolverines racked up 404 yards of offense, which included 184 on the ground and 220 through the air.Game Notes