Michigan Football: 3 overreactions from Maryland win

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These are the three most absurd overreactions from Michigan’s destruction of Maryland leading up to “the game” next weekend at high noon.

Michigan football wasn’t caught sleepwalking before its biggest test of the season on Saturday. The Wolverines traveled up to College Park and spanked the Terrapins by 41.

They scored in all three phases of the battle thanks to a spectacular gadget play call from Jay Harbaugh on a kickoff return that was set up by former high school quarterback Michael Barrett’s impeccable connection to A.J. Henning.

Here are this week’s overreactions.

1. Michigan football should have saved some points for OSU

This is an overreaction because you still want to try and score as much as possible and ultimately gel right in time for the rivalry throwdown next week. 59 points are the fourth most that Michigan has ever scored on the road. Had Michigan not gotten penalized on a potential Roman Wilson touchdown, then it would have been 60 plus.

In all, the Wolverines took it to the crib 8 times. Six times on offense, one on defense, and once on special teams. That’s the kind of execution and results that they will desperately need to take down the Buckeyes on Thanksgiving weekend. Regardless it should give the entire core confidence heading into the border war.

This is the second time that Michigan has matched the 59 point mark against Maryland in this series. In 2016 Maryland came into the Big House and got pulverized 59-3. 2014 is the only time that Maryland actually beat Michigan head-to-head in Ann Arbor. It was Brady Hoke’s disastrous last hurrah of a season.