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Joe Milton, No. 18 Michigan Rout Rashod Bateman, No. 21 Minnesota 49-24

The 18th-ranked Michigan Wolverines opened their 2020 season with an easy 49-24 victory over No. 21 Minnesota on Saturday night.

Playing on the road against a ranked opponent has been a problem for the Wolverines. They entered this game with one win in their last 21 games against teams ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 dating back to 2006.

Minnesota came into its season opener with high expectations after an 11-win season last year. This was the Golden Gophers' first game against Michigan since a 33-10 loss in 2017.

Head coach Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines couldn't have asked for a better start.