ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 27 (UPI) -- Steve Breaston returned a punt 68 yards for a touchdown and also had a reception for a score as 10th-ranked Michigan coasted to a 31-17 victory over Indiana.
It was the Big Ten Conference opener for both teams.
The return by Breaston, a sophomore wide receiver, return midway through the first quarter opened the scoring, and his 20-yard touchdown reception with 2:03 left in the opening half gave the Wolverines (4-1, 1-0 Big Ten) a 24-0 advantage.
John Navarre passed for two touchdowns, and Chris Perry rushed for 112 yards for the Wolverines, who cruised despite committing four first-half turnovers. Perry, a Heisman Trophy candidate, lost two fumbles in the opening half.
Michigan won its 22nd straight Big Ten opener.
Buster Larkins brought back a blocked punt 20 yards for a touchdown late in the fourth quarter for the Hoosiers (1-4, 0-1), who have lost the last 12 meetings against the Wolverines.