Michigan Football: 5 things we learned from win over Indiana

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Cade McNamara is Michigan’s best QB

This was really reinforced on Saturday night. Both McNamara and McCarthy were under pressure from the Indiana pass rush and the veteran was just more composed.

McCarthy showed off his talented arm and his best days are ahead of him, but down the stretch in November, Michigan is going to need the steady hand of McNamara.

Cade wasn’t spectacular against Indiana. But he didn’t make any mistakes and despite the pressure, was sacked only one time. He completed 10 of 18 passes for 163 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 9.3 yards per attempt.

Hassan Haskins was the bell-cow Saturday and Michigan football didn’t need a huge game from McNamara. It needed scores in the red zone, which it got three times (not enough) and Cade once again delivered a winning performance.

McNamara is limited as an athlete and doesn’t have the strongest arm, but he’s playing winning football and U-M needs to keep riding him.