Michigan is facing heavy scrutiny after nearly losing to Army at home last weekend. The Wolverines eked out a 24-21 win in overtime.
On offense, the Wolverines struggled at times. On the ground, Michigan running backs gained only 126 yards on 37 carries, only 3.4 yards per attempt.
Shea Patterson was 19-of-29 passing for 207 yards, but also fumbled twice. Dylan McCaffrey even spelled the veteran quarterback for a bit.
Fox Sports’ Joel Klatt addressed Michigan’s performance and their future today. While Klatt did say teams often improve as the season goes along, he made a clear-cut statement about the Wolverines.
If they don’t get better, forget beating Ohio State. They will lose before the season finale against the Buckeyes.
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) September 11, 2019
Michigan has a bye this week before traveling to Wisconsin on September 21. Getting the offense in gear will be critical for the matchup with the Badgers.
The Wolverines also have to travel to Penn State and host Iowa, Notre Dame and Michigan State before they get to Ohio State in late November.
Remaining unbeaten will be a major challenge.