2. The offense only attempted 13 passes
Three quarterbacks saw action on Saturday night, but only one was on the stat sheet. Alex Orji and Jayden Denegal were the other two guys who lined up in the backfield for the Wolverines.
No Jack Tuttle as he was recovering from last week’s late hit out of bounds. On the starting quarterback front, J.J. McCarthy did appear to limp after a hit he took on a scramble, but did not leave the contest due to it.
Roman Wilson, Cornelius Johnson, and Colston Loveland were the only Wolverines who caught a pass from McCarthy on Saturday night, compared to eight, in each of the first two weeks. Wilson is setting new standards for wearing the number one jersey with the touchdowns, while Johnson is quietly having a nice season thus far.
The offensive line also gave up its first sack of the season on Saturday night. It was a straight blitz up the A gap as Jake Butt mentioned during the broadcast. The protection was blatantly missed and McCarthy had no choice but to eat it. McCarthy was in the negative, rushing-wise, because of the loss of yardage.