Michigan Football: 5 things we learned from clutch win at Nebraska

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Cade isn’t going anywhere

J.J. McCarthy is going to continue to be part of the offense and he should be, but this year, it’s Cade McNamara’s team.

And he really played well. He did throw his first interception and the Wolverines weren’t as good in the red zone as they needed to be but McNamara was 22-of-38 for 255 yards. He faced pressure all night and was sacked just once.

McNamara missed a couple of throws down the field but the deep ball isn’t necessarily his forte. But he once again kept Michigan in manageable situations and in case you haven’t noticed, the offense scored 70 points in road games at Wisconsin and Nebraska.

The Wolverines have eclipsed the 30-point mark in every game but one (Rutgers) and Michigan football had 20 in the first half of that game.

McNamara isn’t always flashy but he moves the chains and he delivered a clutch drive when Michigan football faced its first deficit of the 2021 season.

McCarthy is going to be the future and his ability to run allows him to have his own unique package, but McNamara is the guy right now and that won’t change this season.