Michigan Football: 3 takeaways from exasperating win over Nebraska

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Michigan still has an extensive workload of things to sort out.

They weren’t flawless by any means necessary, but Michigan was able to win despite some problematic issues.

Michigan’s offense still seems like a work in progress without its main receiver, while the defense resorted back to the last 30 minutes of the Rutgers performance after a first-half shutout.

The defense is still having a hard time defending dual-threat quarterbacks. Adrian Martinez was effective enough to create separation for himself and his receivers to gash Michigan for some big plays. The Huskers averaged 10.4 yards a reception as Martinez was just a hair under 300 yards for the night.

The bye week comes at a favorable time for a bunch of young men who need it. A lot of them can rest their nagging injuries and regroup for the second part of the schedule.

Meanwhile Michigan will head home to Ann Arbor to prep for a floundering Northwestern club that is a far cry from where they were a year ago.

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Then the state confrontation that everyone has been waiting for takes place in East Lansing to conclude October.