Michigan Football: 3 overreactions from the TCU loss

Dec 31, 2022; Glendale, Arizona, USA; TCU Horned Frogs quarterback Max Duggan (15) throws the ball past Michigan Wolverines defensive back Rod Moore (19) during the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Rondone-Arizona RepublicNcaa Fiesta Bowl Game
Dec 31, 2022; Glendale, Arizona, USA; TCU Horned Frogs quarterback Max Duggan (15) throws the ball past Michigan Wolverines defensive back Rod Moore (19) during the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Joe Rondone-Arizona RepublicNcaa Fiesta Bowl Game /
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2. The game’s more watchable when defenses dominate

This is a flat-out lie which makes it an overreaction. It’s expected when Michigan football plays schools like Hawaii and Colorado State, but not when they face off with the number three squad in the country.

This was one of the most entertaining games of the year, regardless of the outcome and so was the Georgia/Ohio State matchup too.

Things really got cooking in the second half when Michigan football got within five, three, and six respectively.

It looked like they were going to pull it out by some miracle, but TCU just kept scoring. Michigan’s defense will have to live with that sour taste in their mouths all off-season if they wish to get back to the promised land in 2023.

In the meantime, we got to witness what a rapid-fire offense Michigan can have when they are losing. J.J. McCarthy posted a career-best 343 yards and nearly racked up 400 all-purpose yards. He outdueled a Heisman finalist which shows he can handle the unbarring load of bringing his offense back as they needed him to do on Saturday.