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Embarrassing Stat Shows How Bad Michigan's Offense Is vs. Ranked Opponents

Michigan football head coach Jim Harbaugh coaching against Illinois.

CHAMPAIGN, IL - OCTOBER 12: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines is seen during the second half against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium on October 12, 2019 in Champaign, Illinois. (Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images)

On Saturday night, the Penn State Nittany Lions hosted the Michigan Wolverines in one of the most-hyped games of the weekend.

The Nittany Lions entered the contest as a nine-point favorite and a chance to prove they belong in the conversation as the best in the Big Ten.

Michigan, meanwhile, recovered with three wins after a blowout loss to Wisconsin, but struggled against Illinois last weekend.

Both teams started the game with a punt, before Penn State broke through on offense first.

Quarterback Sean Clifford found tight end Pat Freiermuth in the corner of the endzone for a touchdown. Clifford added another touchdown to extend the lead to 14-0 early in the second quarter.

With the Michigan offense failing to put together a significant drive, ESPN's Chris Fallica dropped a state that left fans speechless.

Michigan's offense scored one field goal in the first quarter against ranked opponents on the road.

In 24 quarters of play, three points is an absolutely abysmal performance.

The Wolverines haven't been known for their offense in recent years, but fans have to expect better at this point.

Down 14-0, Michigan needs to get the ball to its most talented players in space, like Donovan Peoples-Jones.

Stay tuned for the latest.