No. 4 Michi­gan 42, Rut­gers 7

The Saratogian (Saratoga, NY) - - SPORTS -

Shea Pat­ter­son threw for 260 yards and three touch­downs, Karan Hig­don had two 1-yard sco­ri­ung runs and Michi­gan kept its na­tional cham­pi­onship hopes in­tact.

The Wolver­ines (9-1, 7-0 Big Ten, No. 4 CFP) have won nine straight and re­main in first place in the con­fer­ence’s East Divi­sion. They have a fi­nal tuneup against In­di­ana next week at the Big House be­fore clos­ing the reg­u­lar sea­son at No. 8 Ohio State.

Rut­gers (1-9, 0-7) didn’t have a yard pass­ing un­til the third quar­ter.

Will Grier threw three touch­down passes for West Vir­ginia.

Chas­ing a berth in the Big 12 cham­pi­onship game, West Vir­ginia (8-1, 6-1, No. 9 CFP) had no trou­ble against the in­jury-rid­dled Horned Frogs (4-6, 2-5).

Grier was 25 of 39 for 343 yards. TCU was held to a sea­son-low 222 yards of of­fense, the third time in four games it has had fewer than 300.

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