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Michigan pummels BYU in blowout game, 31-0

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Posted at 1:13 PM, Sep 26, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-26 19:29:11-04

ANN ARBOR, Michigan — BYU’s tough schedule to start the season may have caught up with the Cougars in Michigan.  The Wolverines beat No. 22 BYU 31-0 at the Big House.  It’s the first time BYU has been shutout since losing to Utah 3-0 in 2003.

Michigan quarterback Jack Rudock ran for two touchdowns and he passed for another to lead the Wolverines, and running back De’Veon Smith ran for 125, including a 60 yard touchdown during Michigan’s 24-point second quarter.

BYU quarterback Tanner Mangum finally played like a freshman, completing 12 of his 22 passes for just 55 yards.  Mangum was impressive in the wins against Nebraska and Boise State, and in last week’s one-point loss to UCLA, completing 63 percent of his passes for 664 yards and four touchdowns.

BYU’s offense gained just 105 yards in the game, and they were forced to punt on their first 11 drives of the game.  The cougars are now 2-2 heading into Friday’s home game against UCONN.