Michigan football dominated Minnesota on Saturday night and the Michigan Wolverines impressed P.J. Fleck in the process.
Michigan football fans were excited about the Michigan Wolverines’ 38-point win over Nebraska in Week 5. Yet, the domination of Minnesota on Saturday was another reminder of just how good this team can be.
There were a few struggles in the first month of the season, notably the Bowling Green game, as well as the game against Rutgers. Even though the Wolverines won 31-7, Rutgers was down just 17-7 in the third quarter and had a chance to kick a field goal but passed it up.
Michigan football got a pick-six and pulled away from Rutgers. Last night, Will Johnson opened the game with a pick-six — one of two for the Michigan Wolverines — in a 52-10 win.
If Michigan Wolverines fans came away impressed with another dominant showing, they weren’t alone as P.J. Fleck said Michigan football is the best team he’s seen in his 11 years as a head coach.
In addition to all the incredible talent, Michigan football doesn’t make mistakes. The Wolverines committed one penalty in the game, which was the only one committed in two weeks.
Michigan also didn’t turn the ball over for the second straight game. Georgia dominated Kentucky too, so I don’t know about saying the Michigan Wolverines should be ranked No. 1.
But there’s no doubt that the Wolverines are getting better each week and if they continue to play this way, they should have a good shot of playing for all the marbles in January. Long way to go.
At any rate, here are the full highlights from last night.
Jim Harbaugh on J.J. McCarthy: ‘Certainly no one we’d rather have’
McCarthy just seems immune to mistakes. Every time he lets it go, it feels like the ball is going to be on the money. McCarthy completed a 49-yard bomb to Cornelius Johnson, which set up one of two rushing touchdowns.
J.J. accounted for a third touchdown on a pass to Colston Loveland. McCarthy has 11 touchdown passes on the season (three interceptions) and three touchdown runs. He’s also completing 77.6 percent of his passes and leads college football with a 93.6 QBR.
The stats probably aren’t there for a Heisman Trophy win, but I wouldn’t trade McCarthy for anyone and there isn’t a quarterback play better than J.J. right now. Jim Harbaugh agrees.
McCarthy has been fun to watch. He’s easily going to be a first-round pick at this point, so this is likely his last season with Michigan football, so enjoy it while it lasts.