Several NFL quarterbacks, headlined by future Hall of Famer Tom Brady, have played for the Michigan Wolverines in the past, but Jake Rudock continues to surpass them all from a statistical perspective. The fifth-year senior has already installed himself at the head of the pack for a few program records in recent weeks, and against Penn State, he did more damage in this regard.
For a bit of clarification, Rudock was actually the fourth player in Michigan history to throw for 250 yards or more in three straight games, but he was, in fact, the first signal-caller to do so in three victories and the first to accomplish the feat in three consecutive weeks (without a bye). Semantics are always important in these cases, but at any rate, Rudock’s play has been off the charts in the recent past, and Michigan fans are undoubtedly stunned by his success given the uneven early-season play he put forth after transferring from Iowa.
The Penn State defense lives in a different galaxy when compared to that of Rutgers and Indiana, and that explains the slight dip in single-game production. Still, Jake Rudock is playing quite well, and that provides optimism in the face of the season finale against Ohio State this week.