No. 17 Michigan routs C Michigan 59-9 in opener

Devin Gardner ran for two touchdowns and threw for another in

the first half as No. 17 Michigan went on to beat Central Michigan

59-9 in college football.

It was the highest-scoring opener for the Wolverines (1-0) since

1905, when they beat Ohio Wesleyan 65-0. They will face a tougher

test against No. 14 Notre Dame next week at home in a prime-time


The Chippewas (0-1) fell behind 35-6 at halftime Saturday. After

they gave up five straight TDs, Ron Coluzzi’s third field goal made

it 56-9 with 3:12 left in the game.

Gardner was 10 of 15 for 162 yards with a 16-yard TD pass to

Jeremy Gallon and two interceptions. He ran for a 22-yard score

midway through the first quarter when Michigan led by just four

points and had a 4-yard TD on the ground late in the first