By RICKY LINDSAY, Editor-in-Chief
Jake Rudock had a career game last week.
His encore performance was one for the record books.
The fifth-year senior quarterback kept slinging and slinging, and then slung some more, to keep Michigan’s season alive against Indiana Saturday. Rudock completed 33-of-46 passes for 440 yards and a program-record six touchdowns, shaking off any thought of him being a game manager in a thrilling 48-41 double overtime win.
Rudock’s performance earned him the Walter Camp Offensive Player of the Week. He shared Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week with teammate Jehu Chesson, who became his go-to target against Indiana.
Chesson caught 10 passes for 207 yards and four touchdowns. His five-yard touchdown reception with one second left tied the game and sent it into overtime.
The Wolverines’ defense was already battered with Ryan Glasgow out with an injury, but they were bruised by the seemingly unstoppable Jordan Howard. The UAB transplant steamrolled through opposition for 238 yards and two touchdowns.
Michigan improved to 8-2 with the win and will face Penn State Nov. 21.