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Media Roundup: What’s Being Said About Michigan Football After Defeating Purdue

Here’s what the national media is saying about Michigan after defeating Purdue on Saturday night.
Michigan moved to 9-0 on the season after defeating Purdue, 41-13, on Saturday night. The Wolverines remained dominant while showing a little rust after a bye week.

Purdue was outgained 445-269 yards by Michigan, and while J.J. McCarthy did not pass for a touchdown, he did complete 335 yards of throws.

McCarthy gained a great deal of yardage from his passes, but he also missed a few, including one that would have given Cornelius Johnson a touchdown.

The Wolverines defense was very good. Will Johnson intercepted a pass from Hudson Card and almost had another, but was tipped.

Michigan allowed a very late touchdown by Purdue but was mostly flawless for most of the game.

Here’s what the national media is saying about the Wolverines after moving to 9-0 on the year.

Nicole Auerbach with The Athletic moves Michigan to No. 1 in her top 10

Before the season started, most of us would have thought these Wolverines could be undefeated three-quarters of the way through this schedule.

We may not have expected them to win the first three games without head coach Jim Harbaugh or that the program would be under NCAA investigation for a second time this calendar year.

But we did expect Michigan to be a very good football team, and that is absolutely true.

The Wolverines rolled to a 41-13 win over Purdue on a night in which they did not play their best.

They had some rust to shake off following an off week, and J.J. McCarthy had a few uncharacteristic misfires.

But … he still threw for 335 yards and completed at least two passes to seven different receivers, including a really nice 37-yard connection with running back Donovan Edwards, who was utilized a good bit in the passing game.

Blake Corum still rushed for three touchdowns. Rinse, repeat.

The task gets much taller next week, as Michigan finally plays a ranked opponent in Penn State on the road.

Up next is the three-game gauntlet of a season, and it comes amid league-wide frustrations about Michigan’s alleged scouting and sign-stealing scheme.

Officials in Ann Arbor and elsewhere are expecting clarity in the coming days; we’ll soon find out if first-year commissioner Tony Petitti takes action to punish Michigan — and whether that can derail what looks like a national championship-caliber team.

Following their victory over Purdue, Barrett Sallee of CBS Sports awarded Michigan an A rating.

It’s been a rough several weeks for Michigan off of the field, but it is still cranking right along on the gridiron.

The Wolverines looked like national title favorites in the 41-13 win over Purdue.

Quarterback J.J. McCarthy had 335 yards passing and Roman Wilson had 143 yards receiving in what became a rout early when the Wolverines went up 17-0 after the first quarter.

Michigan remained No. 2 in ESPN’s Power Rankings

No. 2 Michigan Wolverines (9-0)

The Wolverines continued their streak of scoring 40 or more points to five straight conference games, beating Purdue 41-13.

Quarterback J.J. McCarthy threw for 335 yards and completed 24 of 37 passes. The Wolverines relied heavily on the run game in the red zone, with backs Blake Corum and Donovan Edwards combining for four touchdowns.

The Michigan defense was able to keep Purdue from scoring in the third quarter, which means the team has outscored opponents 114-0 in the third quarter this season.

It wasn’t a perfect game, but Michigan dominated to stay undefeated.

The team’s toughest test is in front of it with Penn State on the road next in addition to the ongoing sign-stealing investigation. — Tom VanHaaren

Roman Wilson was a draft riser for ESPN’s Matt Miller

WR, Michigan

Wilson was a big mover for me when I put together my recent top 50 board (No. 49), and he justified it on Saturday with a nine-catch, 143-yard day against Purdue.

Wilson has been red-hot this season (10 touchdowns), and it’s easy to fall in love with his burst and elite speed as a vertical route runner at 6 feet and 192 pounds. He looks like a lock to be a second-round draft choice.

Michigan, ranked No. 5 by Ross Dellinger, is still the most dominant team.

5. Michigan Wolverines

This week: won 41-13 vs. Purdue

Next week: at Penn State

Best win: vs. Rutgers

The Michigan offense scored on its first three possessions and its defense didn’t allow a touchdown until the fourth quarter.

Sign-stealing scandal and all, Michigan continues to be the most dominant team in the country this season. But, as explained above, does that mean the Wolverines should be No. 1 when their best win is Rutgers? We’ll know a lot more from Happy Valley next Saturday afternoon.

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