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Michigan Benches Shea Patterson During First Half

Michigan football head coach Jim Harbaugh patting quarterback Shea Patterson on the head.

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 22: Head coach Jim Harbaugh celebrates a first half score with Shea Patterson #2 while playing the Nebraska Cornhuskers on September 22, 2018 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Michigan played so poorly in the first half against Wisconsin that Jim Harbaugh decided to make a change at quarterback. Shea Patterson has been benched for Dylan McCaffrey.

Patterson entered this season as one of the most hyped quarterbacks in college football. Unfortunately for the Michigan signal-caller, he's struggled to make any explosive plays for his offense.

During the first half of the Michigan-Wisconsin game, Patterson completed 5-of-14 pass attempts for 87 yards and an interception.

Not only are the Wolverines having issues moving the football, they've turned it over twice.

On the final drive of the first half for Michigan, the coaching staff decided to put in Dylan McCaffrey at quarterback.

McCaffrey could possibly open up the second half under center.

This doesn't mean all of Michigan's issues on offense are on Patterson. On the other hand, the coaches need to find a way to rejuvenate the team.

With the Badgers leading 28-0 at halftime, making a change at quarterback might be the Wolverines' best chance of getting back in this game.

McCaffrey isn't the most precise passer, but he does have the athleticism to make plays with his legs. Perhaps that is enough to help Michigan get back in this matchup.