In our final look back at the Michigan football win over East Carolina, here are our grades and game balls from the Wolverines win.
The Wolverines removed starting quarterback J.J. McCarthy at the end of the third quarter and there were times in the second half when it felt like U-M was going through the motions.
It would be hard for this Michigan football team to have the same energy without head coach Jim Harbaugh. He’s an important part of the Wolverines’ success for a reason. But there are just two more games without him, and Michigan football was just fine on Saturday.
J.J. McCarthy was spectacular. The defense was stellar too and would have had a shutout if East Carolina wasn’t determined to avoid the shutout.
Looking back at the 30-3 win for the Wolverines, here are the game balls and grades for Michigan football against East Carolina.
Game Balls for East Carolina: Roman, J.J. and Mikey
We are going to hand out three games for every game that Michigan football wins this season. On Saturday, two of them are going to offensive players: J.J. McCarthy and Roman Wilson.
Wilson caught three touchdowns in the win for Michigan football. He also lived up to the billing of wearing the No. 1 moving forward.
Wilson caught six passes for 78 yards. McCarthy threw for 280 yards and set a Michigan football record for completion percentage at 87 percent. He also had three touchdown passes and zero interceptions.
Mike Sainristil also gets a game ball. Mikey came up with a big play in the first half and it was another reminder of just how good he is. The former wide receiver has a bright NFL future and he’s as good a nickel defender as there is in college football.
Now to the grades from the 30-3 win for the Wolverines.