Michigan football wins season opener against Western Michigan football

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Michigan football led by their rushing attack and defense, begins the 2021 season with a rout over Western Michigan Broncos 47-14. Michigan football kicked things off on the right foot with a victory in game one.

Michigan football opened things up against an in-state opponent from the Mid-American Conference, the Western Michigan Broncos. The two squared off at the Big House in Ann Arbor in their week one matchup to kick off their respective 2021 seasons.

A quick game recap of Michigan football’s victory

The Wolverines got things going early as they scored a touchdown on their first drive. After 11 plays, quarterback Cade McNamara found sophomore running back Blake Corum for a 14-yard touchdown.

The Broncos would answer with a touchdown of their own, shredding the Michigan defense to even up the score.

Speed in space finally showed up at the Big House as McNamara found Ronnie Bell for a 76-yard score. Hassan Haskins also broke loose for a touchdown.

A pair of field goals from Jake Moody made it 27-7  in favor of Michigan football at halftime.

The second half was all Wolverines. True freshman A.J. Henning got loose for a touchdown and true freshman quarterback J.J. McCarthy showed off his elusiveness and cannon throwing all the way across the field for a 69-yard touchdown. A couple of other scores gave Michigan the big win.

That being said, let’s dive into Michigan football’s offense and defense throughout the game. We’ll finish things off with a grade for the Wolverines performance in week one against the Broncos.