CFN Take: Michigan O Goes Nuts In Win Over IU

CollegeFootballNews' take on the offensive explosion, and victory, yesterday.

This story originally published on CollegeFootballNews.com

at Michigan 63 … Indiana 47
BasicallyJeremy Gallon rolled up 369 receiving yards, Fitzgerald Toussaint ran for four scores and Devin Gardner threw for 503 yards and ran for three touchdowns as Michigan came up with 751 yards of total offense in the wild win. Indiana did its part with three touchdown passes and a scoring run from Tre Roberson. The Hoosiers had a shot late in the third quarter to tie it up with a two-point conversion after a 67-yard touchdown pass to Kofi Hughes, but missed, and it pulled within two in the fourth on Roberson's 15-yard scoring run, but Michigan took over in the fourth quarter with two six-yard scoring runs from Gardner and close it out with a 27-yard Toussaint run.
- The statistics are silly, but it's nice to know the Michigan offense can turn it on when it has to. Devin Gardner completed 21-of-29 passes for 503 yards and two scores and ran for 81 yards and three touchdowns, Fitzgerald Toussaint ran 32 times for 151 yard and four touchdowns, and Jeremy Gallon went off, catching 14 passes for 369 yards and two scores.
- The defense wasn't even close, but the Indiana offense showed that it can open it up on anyone. Nothing went right defensively, and yet the Hoosiers were still in the game deep into the fourth quarter. Nate Sudfeld was fine, but it was Tre Roberson who added the biggest spark, completing 16-of-23 passes for 288 yards and three touchdowns to go along with 50 rushing yards and one touchdown.
- The Hoosiers might have lost in a wild shootout, but once again they showed they could be a fun and exciting team against just about anyone. The offense works, and while it'll stall at times, it was still a game late. It might not seem like it, but there's still a night-and-day improvement under Kevin Wilson – things are moving forward.
- Michigan needed this game. After the Penn State debacle, this was fun, but now it's time to deal with the other extreme with Michigan State coming up in two weeks. The offense won't get half as much production against the Spartans as it did against the Hoosiers, but this has to be a confidence booster – at least for the offense.

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