Michigan football opened Big Ten play with a win over Rutgers and here are five things we learned about the Wolverines.
Saturday’s game didn’t start as expected for Michigan football, with Rutgers quickly jumping in front of the Wolverines with a long touchdown pass after a missed tackle.
Yet, after that, Michigan football did what it was supposed to do against Rutgers and outscored the Scarlet Knights 31-0 as the Wolverines improved to 4-0 and won their first game with Jim Harbaugh back as the head coach.
Again, some Michigan football fans were frustrated on Saturday, especially with the offense at points, but the Wolverines controlled the game and the defense was dominant.
Looking back, here are five things we learned from the Michigan football win over Rutgers.
It felt right with Jim Harbaugh
We told you that Michigan was going to play better with Jim Harbaugh on the sidelines that was 100 percent true.
The running game was the best it’s been all season against a stout Rutgers defense. We predicted that Michigan would hit 200 rushing yards for the first time this season in our pre-game predictions, which proved to be true.
LaDarius Henderson replaced Myles Hinton for the second straight game and it’s time to make that move permanent.
There might not be anything tangible you can point to that illustrates the importance of Harbaugh being back on the sidelines — you could just feel the energy among the team and Jim was fired up in the post-game as the team sang “Hail to the Victors!”