Michigan football started slow against Indiana but the Wolverines have hit their stride and J.J. McCarthy looked like Pat Mahomes on the last TD drive.
When you have an elite quarterback, football just seems easy.
Patrick Mahomes makes things look easy for the Chiefs and J.J. McCarthy is starting the do the same thing for Michigan football.
Two weeks ago, against Nebraska, Jim Harbaugh referenced a play this week to the media where McCarthy spun to his left. Harbaugh wanted him to run, but McCarthy threw a pass and found Roman Wilson in the end zone for a Michigan football touchdown.
That’s the kind of play Michigan football fans are getting used to seeing with McCarthy and he had another head-turner on Saturday against Indiana.
The Hoosiers started the game strong and sacked McCarthy three times on the first two drives. After that, McCarthy completed eight passes in a row including a touchdown to Wilson.
But with the Wolverines leading 14-7, McCarthy spun to his left again, sort of like he did against Nebraska and this time, threw a left-handed pass to Donovan Edwards.
McCarthy flipped it out there like we have seen Mahomes do before for Kansas City. Edwards caught the pass and advanced the ball inside the five. Blake Corum finished the drive with his second touchdown of the game.
Michigan football now leads 21-7 at the half. After missing his first two passes, McCarthy is 11-of-12 for 153 yards and a touchdown. He’s got completions of 15 yards or more to six different players and he’s reminded everyone he’s as good a quarterback as there is in college football.