Michigan football notched a 27-point win over East Carolina on Saturday and here are five things we learned about the Wolverines.
The Wolverines made their return to the Big House on Saturday and while it wasn’t a perfect showing, Michigan football dominated.
The outcome was never in doubt, that much was for sure as Michigan football got on the board early in the game and had a two-touchdown lead early in the second quarter.
J.J. McCarthy was stellar and tossed three touchdown passes to Roman Wilson. McCarthy also set a program record for completion percentage with a minimum of 25 pass attempts, completing 87 percent of his throws in the season opener.
The running game was lackluster and so was the pass rush. So there’s work to do heading into next weekend and beyond. But here are five things we learned from the 30-3 win for Michigan football over East Carolina.
J.J. McCarthy has made a leap
You could tell that the game has slowed down for Michigan quarterback J.J. McCarthy who seemed to be toying with the ECU defense. The running game struggled to get going and the Pirates were determined to load the box.
It was disconcerting a little that Michigan football wasn’t able to establish the ground game, but McCarthy showed what would happen if teams dared the Wolverines to throw this season.
Last season, McCarthy was coming off shoulder surgery and you could tell the throwing motion was just a little off.
Now, he’s confident in the arm and you can tell. McCarthy’s last two touchdown passes to Wilson were elite throws and it was as good a season debut as we could see from J.J.