Rudock leads No. 16 Michigan to a 49-16 Rutgers rout

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Jake Rudock threw for two touchdowns and a career-high 337 yards and ran for a score and a 2-point conversion to lead No. 16 Michigan to a 49-16 win over Rutgers on Saturday.

   The Wolverines (7-2, 4-1 Big Ten, No. 17 CFP) were able to coast to an easy victory after wild finishes in their last two games. They beat Minnesota last week on a goal line stand and botched a punt to lose to Michigan State on the final play the week before.

   The Scarlet Knights (3-6, 1-5) have lost three straight, giving up at least 48 points in each of the lopsided setbacks. They have to close the regular season with three straight wins to be eligible for a fifth consecutive bowl and to perhaps help coach Kyle Flood keep his job.