Linemen Michael Onwenu and Cesar Ruiz are two fifths of the reason Michigan running backs were able to run for 303 yards against Notre Dame, 149 of which belonged to Hassan Haskins.
Early in the second quarter on a 20-yard run, Haskins hurdled an Irish defender bringing the fans inside Michigan Stadium to their feet and giving Onwenu and Ruiz something to smile about.
Ruiz had inside knowledge about Haskins and wasn't surprised by his feat. Still, the play was very impressive and both Onwenu and Ruiz are excited for Haskins' run of overall success and his performance against the Irish.
The redshirt freshman back carried it 20 times for 149 yards against Notre Dame and might just be U-M's best back eight games into the season. Freshman Zach Charbonnet is certainly in the discussion as well, but Haskins has been coming on like a freight train and paced all backs with his 20 carries against Notre Dame.
Michigan seems to have a good problem right now. Haskins, Charbonnet and even redshirt freshman Christian Turner and senior Tru Wilson all ran well against the Irish and all provide value. Turner has had fumble issues and Wilson just isn't quite as explosive as the others, but they'd do in a pinch. Luckily, Michigan has two backs in Haskins and Charbonnet that they can lean on down the stretch and both seem to be getting better by the game.
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