Stunning stats from Michigan’s 78-0 destruction of Rutgers
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.
UPDATE: Rutgers got their first 1st down of the game and the fans are very excited. pic.twitter.com/oKYXV7g401
— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) October 9, 2016
FINAL: Michigan 78, Rutgers 0. The Wolverines' largest margin of victory since 1940. They're also bowl eligible.
— Mich. Daily Sports (@theblockm) October 9, 2016