Three Wolverines Make U-M History Against Ohio State
Though things were close at the half, the Michigan outscored Ohio State by a score of 28-3 in the second half of Saturday's game - resulting in a dominant 45-23 victory for the Wolverines. It was Michigan's first road win over the Buckeyes since the 2000 and the first back-to-back wins against their archrival since 1999-2000.
While the dominant win took a total team effort by Michigan, there were three players in particular who made history on Saturday against the Buckeyes.
- JJ McCarthy became the first Wolverine to ever throw three touchdowns of 45-plus yards in the same game in the history of the rivalry. McCarthy also became the first QB in Michigan history to begin his career with an 11-0 record as a starter. The previous record-holder was Dennis Franklin (1972), who won his first 10 starts before suffering a loss.
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- Running back Donovan Edwards (75 yards, 85 yards) became the first player in program history with two touchdown runs of 70-plus yards in the same game. Edwards also became the first player in Michigan Football history with a touchdown pass , touchdown catch, and touchdown run of at least 75 yards in his career.
- 2021 vs Iowa - 75 yard touchdown pass
- 2021 vs Maryland - 77 yard touchdown reception
- 2022 vs Ohio State - 75 and 85 yard touchdown runs
- Wide receiver Cornelius Johnson (69 yards, 75 yards) became the first player in program history with two touchdown receptions of 65-plus yards in the same game.