These are three of the most absurd overreactions from Michigan’s pile driving of Nebraska in Lincoln.
The Wolverines traveled away from the Big House for the first time in 2023 and played to the level that they are capable of. The offensive line looks like it has found its five starters moving forward. Defensive tackle Mason Graham sat out again on Saturday and could be back as soon as this week at Minnesota.
Here are the three overreactions from the Michigan football win over Nebraska.
1. The lack of long, electrifying rushes on offense is becoming concerning
Over the last two years, Michigan football fans have known their team to rip off some big runs on opposing defenses. That has not happened that much this season. Blake Corum’s 54-yard dash against Bowling Green is the longest of the year to date. On Saturday Nebraska had a 74-yard scamper that got them on the scoreboard.
Jim Harbaugh and Sherrone Moore are still going to be stubborn and run it down the defense’s throat no matter what. They don’t care if defensive coordinators stack the box. They will take it right up the gut with their line and wealth of backs that they have and dare you to stop them. They did it on Saturday to the beat of 250 yards against the second-ranked rush defense coming into the game.
Nebraska has since dropped out of the top 10 after facing the sternest test of their season thus far. Meanwhile the maize and blue are getting better every week at running the football. That makes this an overreaction. Minnesota is giving up about 127 yards per contest and allowed a season-high to Nebraska in week one.