No. 18 Michigan tops No. 21 Minnesota 49-24 in Milton debut

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Michigan defensive lineman Kwity Paye (19) sacks Minnesota quarterback Tanner Morgan (2) in the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Minneapolis. Michigan won 49-24. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Joe Milton accounted for two touchdowns in his debut at quarterback for No. 18 Michigan, and the Wolverines trampled No. 21 Minnesota with 256 rushing yards in a 49-24 victory to open the virus-delayed season. Zach Charbonnet ran for a 70-yard score in the first quarter to set the tone for Michigan’s dominance on offense, one of five rushing touchdowns. Donovan Jeter followed by scoring on a 15-yard scoop of an airborne fumble forced by a blitzing Michael Barrett, one of five sacks by the Wolverines. Mohamed Ibrahim rushed for 140 yards and two touchdowns for the Gophers.

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