Mike Sainristil made a one-handed catch in the long run zone for a second-quarter landing, Hassan Haskins scored two TDs of his personal, and No. 8 Michigan did its half to boost the stakes of subsequent weekend’s showdown with Ohio State, routing Maryland 59-18 on Saturday.
The Wolverines (10-1, 7-1, No. 6 CFP) host the Buckeyes subsequent week, and the winner will go to the Massive Ten title recreation. Michigan hasn’t received the convention since 2004 and hasn’t overwhelmed Ohio State since 2011.
If the Wolverines had been waiting for that matchup, it did not have an effect on their play a lot this weekend. Maryland (5-6, 2-6) did not attain the tip zone till Michigan was up 31-3 within the third quarter.
Donovan Edwards had 10 catches for 170 yards and a landing for the Wolverines.
Cade McNamara opened the scoring with a 2-yard landing move to Luke Schoonmaker. Then Haskins made it 14-0 with a 1-yard scoring run later within the first quarter.
Sainristil reached out with one arm to drag in J.J. McCarthy’s move within the again nook of the tip zone, then secured the ball for a 13-yard TD that made it 21-3.
Haskins scored on one other 1-yard run within the third, and when Maryland lastly scored a landing on a 7-yard move from Taulia Tagovailoa to Carlos Carriere, Michigan pulled off a trick play on the following kickoff. Michael Barrett caught the kick close to his personal 20 and tossed the ball backward throughout the sector to A.J. Henning, who ran all the best way down the sideline for a TD to make it 38-10.
Tagovailoa ran for a 17-yard landing, however Michigan answered with a 77-yard scoring move from McNamara to Edwards. Then DJ Turner intercepted a move and ran it again 42 yards for a TD to make it 52-18 — and provides the Wolverines touchdowns on offense, protection and particular groups in a span of 4:04.
McCarthy closed out the scoring with a 5-yard TD run within the fourth.
Michigan: So, right here the Wolverines are once more. They’ve received 10 video games in a season when not a lot was anticipated of them, and now they will attempt to break by means of in opposition to Ohio State. The Buckeyes infrequently lose once they’re on their recreation — and not too long ago, they all the time appear to be on their recreation in opposition to Michigan.
Maryland: The Terps have had a number of possibilities to point out they may match up with the highest groups within the Massive Ten, and so they clearly weren’t prepared to try this. Maryland will now face Rutgers in its regular-season finale subsequent weekend, with the winner changing into bowl eligible.
No. 7 Michigan State handed Michigan its lone loss this season, however now the Spartans have two defeats after dropping to Ohio State in blowout trend on Saturday, so the Wolverines will probably transfer up.
Michigan: Hosts Ohio State on Saturday.
Maryland: At Rutgers on Saturday.