Michigan Football: 3 overreactions from Northwestern win

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3. The passing attack will break out in due time

This surely seems like it’s never going to happen and is an obvious overreaction. No one has really ever stepped up in the absence of Ronnie Bell since he was lost in Week 1.

Erick All had a relatively noteworthy game in the Northwestern win. He caught five passes, which is the most he’s had all season.

Cornelius Johnson appeared destined to be the candidate to fill the shoes of Bell, but that hasn’t come to fruition. Roman Wilson was gaining traction before he got banged up in practice right before the Nebraska affair. Mike Sainristil isn’t consistent enough and A.J. Henning should get the ball in his hands more, but he’s too important returning punts.

Beginning this week would be the ideal time to air it out a little bit more. Schools like Michigan State will focus on the run game, so it would be a pleasant surprise if Michigan did something that wasn’t expected from them.

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For that to happen though they would have to fully unleash McCarthy because it’s unlikely that McNamara can do that.