Michigan’s Run-Heavy Offense Powers 24-15 Victory Over Penn State Sans Harbaugh

Michigan’s No. 3 CFP ranking not affected by scandal

Michigan had no trouble defeating Penn State 24-15 on Saturday, despite their head coach being banned from the game due to an NCAA investigation. The punishment was imposed by the Big Ten Conference after discovering an in-person sign-stealing operation. Offensive coordinator Sherrone Moore stepped in to serve as acting head coach in the absence of Jim Harbaugh. Michigan improved to 4-0 in games without Harbaugh this season. On the other hand, the loss was yet another disappointment for Penn State coach James Franklin, who has a dismal record of 3-17 against top-10 teams. Michigan will now go to Maryland for their next game, while Penn State will play their final home game of the season against Rutgers.