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

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A balanced attack

A big question about Michigan football is what would happen when the Wolverines fall behind? Could the offense rally for a win?

While we don’t know if Michigan can erase a double-digit deficit in limited time or anything like that, the offense proved it can execute in the clutch. And it wasn’t all McNamara.

On the first scoring drive of the fourth quarter, Blake Corum broke a touchdown run that put Michigan football back in front. The tying drive was ignited by Hassan Haskins’ 50-yard run that included a hurdle.

Michigan rushed for 204 yards and while the ground game hasn’t been as explosive in Big Ten play, it’s been reliable getting over 100 yards in each conference game.

Yet, the Wolverines passed for more than 250 yards on the road for the second straight week, which means we can forget about these questions about balance.

The offense might not be elite but it’s really efficient and highly productive and we’ll take it.