After a demoralizing trip to South Bend, the Michigan Wolverines rebounded well this weekend at home with a 34-10 win over the Miami (OH) University Redhawks. After committing three first half turnovers, the Wolverines shifted into gear and held the Redhawks scoreless in the second half. TBHR found just one player who had a game ball deserving performance this week.
Game Ball: Derrick Green, Running Back
Sophomore Derrick Green had a solid game on the ground, rushing for 137 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
He carried the load for Wolverines, gaining an average of 6.2 yards on 22 attempts. Most importantly, he did not allow the Redhawks to drop him in the backfield for a loss. Avoiding negative yards on carries will continue to be of the utmost importance for Michigan this season.
Green’s highlight of a day came during a six-play, 66-yard drive where he reportedly demanded the ball after Miami (OH) put up two quick second quarter scores. After Devin Gardner was dropped for a sack, Green carried the ball four consecutive times, gaining 47 yards. He finished off the drive with a one-yard touchdown run that put the Wolverines up 17-10.
Green’s second touchdown came in the fourth quarter when he bounced outside and into the end zone from 12-yards out.
After a solid performance this week, it will be interesting to see if Green will once again be the feature back next Saturday as Michigan hosts Utah at 3:30 p.m. inside Michigan Stadium.
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