3. The offensive line’s struggles are becoming troubling
This is the biggest overreaction of them all. The line is still working to get on the same page, but they are not something to lose sleep over. J.J. McCarthy and the passing game weren’t as impressive as it was the first two weeks, but the rushing attack improved to an extent, mainly Blake Corum.
They’ll ultimately get judged when they face Penn State and Ohio State. The fans have come to expect the world from the two-time Joe Moore award winner and that’s acceptable, but that doesn’t mean they won’t make a mistake or two here or there.
The last two years they have given up a minimal amount of tackles for loss and sacks and believe it or not are on the same pace in 2023.
The competition will obviously get tougher as the Big Ten arrives. Rutgers got four sacks and six TFL in their win over Virginia Tech on Saturday.
When they beat Northwestern in week one they secured five sacks and eight TFLs, all while holding the Wildcats to just 12 yards rushing. Nonetheless, they have not matched up with a school like Michigan yet, so we’ll learn more about what this group is made of next Saturday.