Michigan Football: 3 Reasons Wolverines will beat Spartans

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3. Quarterback Play

One interception. That’s the only one that Cade McNamara has thrown in 2021.

While not lighting the world on fire, he isn’t burning down the house either.

Cade McNamara has done exactly what Jim Harbaugh has asked him to do: manage the offense and don’t make critical errors. Led by Hassan Haskins and Blake Corum, this Wolverine team is built around their elite running game.

Especially in this game, Michigan football needs to avoid critical errors. And while freshman quarterback JJ McCarthy provides excitement, Cade McNamara is the guy you’d like to have under center in a rivalry game where each turnover or critical error can flip the game on its axis.

Taking what the defense gives you in the passing game and hitting open downfield shots when they’re open is McNamara’s specialty.

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That’s the key to winning and that’s what we fully expect to happen on Saturday in Spartan Stadium.