Michigan Football: Grading the Wolverines win over Wisconsin

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(Photo by John Fisher/Getty Images)
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Coaching: A+

Who cares that Wisconsin is now 1-3 and wasn’t ranked or anything. Michigan wasn’t favored to win this game and many didn’t expect them to. Michigan had to prove it could beat a team like Wisconsin, on the road and won somewhere it hasn’t since 2001.

And one reason is that Harbaugh is in tune with his team. He said he felt the focus and knew his guys were ready, that’s why he was aggressive and it paid off. The Wolverines weren’t afraid to take shots down the field and went for it on fourth down five times.

The offensive line did a stellar job and the defense was spectacular. There’s no other way around it. Michigan owned the line of scrimmage and made impact play after impact play.

The offense is still a work in progress and the defense is improving, but it was a championship effort on defense, outside of the late touchdown allowed in the first half in some 26 seconds.

Special teams: A

The Wolverines did outstanding on special teams. Jake Moody was 3-for-3 on field goals and hit one from 46 yards out and another from 47 yards out.

Michigan football also got a turnover on a fumbled punt, and outside of a squib kick that could have worked out better, it was an A-performance all around for special teams and the Wolverines as a whole as they are now 5-0 for the first time since 2016.

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