Michigan Football: Grading Wolverines win vs Nebraska

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Special Teams: A

Kicking used to be an adventure for this Michigan football team but Jake Moody was a perfect 4-for-4 against Nebraska and hit twice in the fourth quarter with the game on the line.

He did miss a field goal earlier in the year against Rutgers, but he’s turned into a weapon and it’s a big one for a team that wants to win by running the ball and playing solid defense.

A.J. Henning nearly fumbled and that would have caused the grade to tumble, but he got back on it and the coverage units were also solid and didn’t give up anything big.

Coaching: B

I was hoping that the defense would have a better plan for Martinez. He was confused in the first half, however, it was Michigan football that looked confused in the second. The Wolverines weren’t even lined up on his touchdown run.

The coverage lapses were a bigger deal and Michigan just can’t afford to surrender big plays that easily. On the offensive side of the ball, the short-yardage production has been terrible and the Wolverines really struggle in third and short.

Michigan needs to figure that out and also how to score touchdowns in the red zone. You give life to teams by constantly kicking field goals. Plus, points were left on the board.

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It’s hard to argue with the result and ultimately, it was another big road win for the Wolverines.