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Michigan Has Disastrous Start To The First Game Of Its Season

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)

The 2019 college football season is a massive one for Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan program. It could not have started more poorly.

Michigan, the No. 7 team in the country, got the ball first against Middle Tennessee.

Wolverines quarterback Shea Patterson fumbled the ball on the first play.


Michigan's defense then allowed Middle Tennessee state to get on the scoreboard first, allowing a touchdown on a broken play.

That's certainly not how Jim Harbaugh drew things up.

It's early, of course, and Michigan should rebound well on way to a dominant victory. The start to this one was not good, though.

Michigan and Middle Tennessee are playing on Big Ten Network.