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Ryan Day Comments On Michigan QB Shea Patterson

Shea Patterson of Michigan drops back against Rutgers.

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN - SEPTEMBER 28: Shea Patterson #2 of the Michigan Wolverines throws a second quarter pass while playing the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Michigan Stadium on September 28, 2019 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Michigan has seemingly found an offensive identity. QB Shea Patterson is minimizing mistakes and letting his receivers go out and make plays. The Wolverines are playing their best football of the season - perfect timing considering Michigan's upcoming opponent.

The Wolverines host No. 2 Ohio State on Saturday in a massive Big Ten rivalry game. College football fans everywhere, regardless of fanhood, will tune in to watch the Buckeyes take on Michigan.

Ryan Day is preparing his team to face a tough-nosed Michigan team and hostile crowd on Saturday. He's aware of the Wolverines' improved offensive play as of late. Day was complimentary of Michigan's Patterson and the offense in a recent media session.

"I see him [Patterson] being more confident," Day said, via

Day on Michigan QB Shea Patterson and Michigan's offense: "I see him being more confident. I see them as finding an identity. They have really good receivers."

— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) November 26, 2019

">Bill Rabinowitz of the Dispatch. "I see them as finding an identity. They have really good receivers."

Day's right. The Michigan Wolverines have all of a sudden found a groove on offense - and a big reason for that is Patterson's improved play. The Michigan quarterback is putting more and more trust in his receivers to make big time plays. It's certainly paying off.

The Wolverines averaged 30 points per game in their first seven games of the season. But that scoring average has jumped up nearly 11 points in Michigan's last four games (averaging 41.5 PPG during current four-game win streak).

Michigan will look to keep up its offensive pace and scoring average this Saturday against the second-ranked Buckeyes.

Ohio State-Michigan kicks off this Saturday at noon ET on ABC.