These are three of the most absurd overreactions from Michigan’s pelting of Purdue in its return from an off week.
For the ninth straight game Michigan football has won by 24 points or more. That will likely change next week, but Purdue did stick within two scores before Michigan sucked the life out of them. It wasn’t a Picasso, so some will be worried about the timing of it with its first bona fide test on the road this season.
Here are three of the overreactions.
1. The offensive line is a fraud in disguise
They gave up three sacks to Purdue and did not run the ball at will like they normally do. LaDarius Henderson was getting exposed too much and J.J. McCarthy’s rushing stats took a toll because of it. These are some of the things that happened on Saturday night and are a cause for concern for the offense. To me, it’s just called an overreaction from an anxious bunch of Wolverines.
Ryan Walters (DC of Illinois) gave Michigan football some serious trouble last year when they almost upset the Wolverines a week before the Ohio State waxing. In the Big Ten title game, Purdue was hanging tough with the Wolverines until they pulled away in the second 30 minutes to coast to a three-touchdown win.
The reason I’m not worried about the line is because they perform at the level they are capable of when the competition rises. If they don’t come out and dominate next Saturday, then it’s time to worry. They have earned the benefit of the doubt because of what they’ve done in games like this one coming up.