The Wolverines are finding their groove
Michigan football played well during the first three weeks. The defense allowed just one touchdown in the first three games and it was late against UNLV with backups on the field.
The starting defense has still only surrendered one touchdown — the 67-yarder in the Rutgers game. Michigan’s running game was good too, but in the last two weeks, the Wolverines really started to hit their stride.
It’s not a coincidence that you started to see that improvement on display more on gameday once Jim Harbaugh’s suspension ended. Before the Josh Fleeks touchdown run last week, Michigan football had scored 76 consecutive points in Big Ten play.
Minnesota is a solid team. There is a reason the Gophers have won nine games in three of the past four seasons. But the talent gap is too large and now that the Wolverines are trending up, it’s hard to see the Gophers pulling this upset.