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Jim Harbaugh Getting Crushed For End Of Half Decision vs. Ohio State

A closeup of Jim Harbaugh looking upset during a Michigan football game.

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 26: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines leads his team against the Brigham Young Cougars at Michigan Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Cougars 31-0. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

It didn't take very long for Jim Harbaugh to receive criticism for his coaching decisions this afternoon. With the Wolverines trailing at halftime, the crowd in Ann Arbor can't be too pleased.

Harbaugh has never defeated Ohio State as the head coach of Michigan. Many people came into this game believing things would change this afternoon.

The results from the first half won't exactly encourage those supporting the Wolverines.

Ohio State led 28-13 with less than a minute remaining in the second quarter. Michigan nearly cut the deficit down to one possession, but Donovan Peoples-Jones couldn't hold onto the football in the end zone.

Instead of going for it on fourth-and-goal, Harbaugh elected to kick a 23-yard field goal.

That decision isn't sitting well with fans watching the game.

What made this decision so tough for Harbaugh is that Ohio State receives the ball to start the second half. He didn't want his offense to come up empty on that last drive.

The reality is Michigan won't have a chance at defeating Ohio State if the defense continues to struggle. Shea Patterson is shredding apart the Buckeyes' defense, but he's being forced to battle Justin Fields in a shootout.

Harbaugh could have went with an aggressive approach to that final drive, but clearly the risk outweighed the reward in his mind. We'll see if that ultimately costs the Wolverines.

The second half will be available on FOX.