Recap: Michigan vs. Miami-Ohio
Ann Arbor, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Derrick Green rushed for 137 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries, Devin Gardner passed for two scores and the Michigan Wolverines shut out the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks in the second half en route to a 34-10 non-conference win at Michigan Stadium Saturday.
Gardner connected on 13-of-20 passing for 184 yards with two touchdowns and an interception, and rushed for another 25 yards for Michigan (2-1). Amara Darboh led the Wolverines with six receptions for 88 yards and a touchdown in the win.
Andrew Hendrix completed 12-of-26 passing for 165 yards, a touchdown and an interception for Miami (0-3). Spencer McInnis led the team in rushing with 12 yards on six carries, and Jared Murphy topped the RedHawks with 59 receiving yards in the defeat.
Michigan got the scoring started with an early field goal from Matt Wile, who connected on a 29-yard boot with 11:13 left to play in the first quarter to give his side a 3-0 advantage. Just minutes later, the Wolverines became the first to find the end zone when Gardner found Darboh on a 17-yard pitch-and- catch. Michigan went ahead 10-0 with seven minutes to play in the frame.
Miami finally got on the board in the second quarter. Kaleb Patterson connected on a 26-yard field goal for the RedHawks' first points with 9:14 to play, then Hendrix found Dawan Scott for a three-yard scoring strike with 7:24 to play in the second that knotted the score at 10-10.
With 4:26 left in the half, Michigan broke the tie thanks to Green's first touchdown run - a one-yarder. The Wolverines held a 17-10 advantage after topping off the six-play, 66-yard drive.
After playing the majority of the third period without another score, Michigan found the end zone once again. This time Gardner hit Jake Butt on a 29-yard scoring strike with 3:44 to play in the third that concluded a three-play, 63- yard drive.
Green rushed for his second touchdown in the contest - this one from 12 yards out - with 9:50 play in the game to give Michigan some more breathing room. Wile ended the scoring by adding a 40-yard field goal with 18 seconds left for Michigan.
Michigan held the advantage in total offensive yards, 460-198, and won the battle in first downs over Miami, 23-8. The RedHawks could only manage 33 combined rushing yards in the contest, compared to Michigan's 276 yards on the ground.Game Notes