The Michigan Wolverines defeated the Miami (Ohio) RedHawks, 34-10, on the legs of sophomore running back Derrick Green.
Michigan’s running game is attempting a return, and it’s coming in the form of a one-two punch.
Before Notre Dame embarrassed Michigan in the team’s final scheduled matchup Saturday, a clip featuring the teams’ starting quarterbacks, Devin Gardner and Everett Golson, flashed across NBC’s broadcast of the game.
When Devin Funchess tried on his No. 1 jersey for the first time before taking the field for Michigan’s season opener, the feeling gave him goosebumps. Then he debuted the new look in front of 100,000-plus with a career-best performance — seven receptions for 94 yards and three touchdowns — in Michigan’s 54-14 win over Appalachian State.
Ah, the smell of football is in the soon-to-be crisp fall air. Michigan returns to action Saturday at 12 p.m. against Appalachian State, a rematch of a colossal 2007 upset.
Devin Funchess knew what was needed to cement himself in Michigan football season-opening lore.
There were several question marks coming into the season about how Michigan’s offense would look under new offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeier. Saturday’s game against Appalachian State University provided a peek into the new look offense in a 52- 14 victory.
Devin Funchess’ transplant from tight end to receiver is completed, but come midseason, Michigan’s tight end position should consist of solid playmakers.
Jeremy Gallon completed one of the best careers for a wide receiver in Michigan football history last season. But Michigan’s revamped receiving corps appears to be vastly improved than with the holder of several team and conference receiving records donning the maize and blue.
There’s a telling statistic floating around regarding Michigan’s expected offensive line for Saturday’s season opener against Appalachian State. If the Wolverines roll out its expected offensive line of Mason Cole, Erik Magnuson, Jack Miller, Joey Burzynski, and Ben Braden, it will be a group consisting of only 12 career starts, The Detroit Free Press’ Mark Snyder reported.