Michigan Football: Grading Wolverines win over Indiana

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Coaching: B

The staff did a good job of getting this team focused and ready to play after a brutal loss. There wasn’t any hangover and the Wolverines never trailed.

It was similar to many of their wins this season. Michigan football didn’t make mistakes, at least when the game was in doubt, and simply beat up Indiana.

As I said, the plan with McCarthy needs some fine-tuning and Josh Gattis has got to figure out how to make the offense function better in the red zone.

Defensively, the adjustment of playing Michael Barrett led to less substituting and that was a good thing. Mike Macdonald can’t let that happen again.

Special teams: A

Jay Harbaugh deserves high praise because the Michigan special teams have been outstanding this season.

Jake Moody made all six of his kicks (field goals and extra points) while Brad Robbins had four solid punts that averaged 47 yards.

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Indiana also didn’t register a single return yard on kickoffs or punts. Turner had a 25-yard return and while that was it for return yardage, it was still a solid outing all around.