3. The defense has yet to be tested by a high-octane offense
This is another statement that could be considered as not an overreaction, but this is the schedule that has been put in front of Michigan football to manage. No one has scored more then seven points on Jesse Minter’s unit. That’s the fewest amount of points that the Wolverines have given up since 1971.
East Carolina finally got a win on Saturday. UNLV is 3-1 and has put up some points in each of their three wins. They upset Vanderbilt on a last second field goal last weekend. Bowling Green is not helping Michigan’s resume as they are off to a 1-3 start. The Rutgers victory looks good on paper at the moment, but it all depends on how they do during the rest of their slate.
Regardless, the defense is doing what is expected of them to be at a championship caliber level. That makes this a slight overreaction.
Michigan football should be unblemished heading into November when that three game stretch commences. Leading up to that point nobody has a winning record currently, where as Penn State, Maryland and Ohio State are a combined 12-0 heading into October.