J.J. McCarthy went 11-of-12 passing for 229 yards and three touchdowns to lead No. 4 Michigan to a 56-10 home win over Hawaii on Saturday night.
Making his first career start, McCarthy stated his case that he should be the full-time starter going forward over Cade McNamara. McCarthy led the Wolverines (2-0) to six touchdowns in the first half before being pulled from the game.
Joey Yellen went 13-of-36 passing in defeat for Hawaii, which was outgained by Michigan, 588-253.
The Wolverines also held a 268-140 advantage in rushing yards.
McCarthy first hit Roman Wilson for a 42-yard touchdown pass with 12:48 remaining in the first quarter to give Michigan a 7-0 lead.
After a 1-yard touchdown run by Blake Corum put Michigan up 14-0 with 7:36 left in the first, Wilson scored on a 21-yard touchdown run to make it 21-0 Wolverines with 4:23 to go in the first.
Corum rushed for a game-high 88 yards on nine carries.
McCarthy then hit Ronnie Bell for a 13-yard touchdown pass with 12:05 remaining in the second quarter, and Donovan Edwards scored from a yard out with 8:38 left in the second to put Michigan up 35-0.
Bell finished with six catches for 74 yards.
With 1:06 left in the second quarter, McCarthy hit Cornelius Johnson for a 17-yard touchdown pass to give the Wolverines a 42-0 lead.
Hawaii (0-3) spoiled Michigan’s shutout bid when Matthew Shipley kicked a 26-yard field goal with 3:51 remaining in the third quarter to make it 42-3 Michigan.
On the first play of the fourth quarter, Michigan grabbed a 49-3 lead on a 15-yard touchdown run by C.J. Stokes.
Hawaii then cut Michigan’s lead to 49-10 on a 54-yard touchdown run by Tylan Hines with 11:27 remaining, but Michigan took a 56-10 lead with 7:59 left on a 38-yard touchdown run by Isaiah Gash.
–Field Level Media