Despite a call from the officials that left Jim Harbaugh steaming on the sideline in the first half, the first-year Michigan coach secured his first win with the Wolverines on Saturday in the team's home opener.
Michigan knocked off Oregon State, 35-7, to bounce back from last week's loss at Utah.
The Wolverines only scored three points in the third quarter, but that's when they basically put Oregon State away with a power rushing attack and stout defense. Michigan running back De'Veon Smith rushed for 126 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries. The Wolverines' Jake Rudock (18 of 26, 180 yards, no touchdowns), threw his fourth interception of the season -- he threw five all of last season as Iowa's quarterback.
Oregon State was shut out in the final three quarters and mustered just 138 yards in the game.
The call that led to the outburst from Harbaugh was a second-quarter roughing the kicker penalty against the Wolverines. It was much ado about a call that didn't prove to be pivotal, as Michigan cruised.
UM hosts UNLV next week.