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Michigan RB Hassan Haskins takes advantage of increased role vs. Rutgers


The Wolverines had rotated senior Chris Evans, redshirt sophomore Hassan Haskins, sophomore Zach Charbonnet and freshman Blake Corum fairly evenly during the first four games, but it was Haskins who earned a featured role in Saturday’s 48-42 triple-overtime win over Rutgers in Piscataway, New Jersey.


After Rutgers took a 24-14 lead early in the third quarter, the 6-foot-1, 220-pounder opened Michigan’s ensuing possession with a 10-yard run.


The former linebacker led Michigan (2-3) in rushing heading into Saturday, but he received just one carry in last week’s loss against Wisconsin.


On the Wolverines’ touchdown drive in the fourth quarter that put them up 35-27, Haskins rushed four times for 31 yards, with most coming after contact.


After the Wolverines totaled just 60 rushing yards on 37 attempts the previous two games, Haskins said the running backs entered Saturday with a chip on their shoulder.


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