These are three of the most absurd overreactions from the 1,000th win in the illustrious program history of Michigan football.
For the first time this season, Michigan’s defense gave up points in the third quarter. The Wolverines did not give up any in the fourth and are 11-0 for the second year in a row heading into the “game.” Maryland gave Michigan football a run for their money, but the Wolverines would not let their 23-game winning streak be snapped in the Big Ten.
Here are three of the overreactions.
1. Michigan football can’t beat Ohio State with a performance like that
It certainly wasn’t a signature Michigan football showing on Saturday. It looked like it was going to be, then the script flipped on J.J. McCarthy’s interception.
It could have been a 16 or 20-point lead at the half and instead, it decreased to six within five minutes of the third. With all due respect to Maryland, a more competent opponent would have seized the advantage and beat them.
As Blake Corum stated afterward, they needed a game like that. Illinois pushed them to the brink a year ago and we all know how that turned out. The maize and blue will be ready for Ohio State and vice versa, which makes this an overreaction. If they do not show up then it sadly wasn’t meant to be.
Maryland has played Michigan football tight the last two seasons and is on the cusp of upsetting someone big.
The question will be whether or not they keep Mike Locksley or try and bring in someone else who can get them over the hump. Michigan has to play their most complete game next weekend or they will fall short in what feels like a moral victory for Maryland.