Stunning stats from Michigan’s 78-0 destruction of Rutgers

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A day after the 100-year anniversary of Georgia Tech 222, Cumberland College 0, Rutgers set its college football program back in time … way back.

The Scarlet Knights were whiplashed by Jim Harbaugh and Michigan in their home-field High Point Stadium to the tune of 78-0 on Saturday.

And it wasn't even close.

Rutgers failed to earn a first down until the fourth quarter, and a mild celebration occurred.

Combine that with last week's 58-0 pasting by Ohio State, and Rutgers has been hammered 136-0 over 120 minutes.

In that game, the Scarlet Knights were outgained by the Buckeyes 669-116. Hard to imagine it could get worse.  Except that it did.

Rutgers managed just 5 yards passing and 34 yards rushing against the Wolverines on Saturday. The total carnage for the past two weeks: Opponents: 1269 yards, Rutgers: 155. First downs were 55-11.

Wondering where the Wolverines' “extra” point came from the 11 touchdowns? Harbaugh decided to go for two on a fake after the TD that made it 27-0. (One can never be sure.)

This is Rutgers' worst loss since the Scarlet Knights went 82-0 to Princeton in 1888.