Michigan football on upset alert as offense sputters vs. Rutgers

Michigan football has outscored Rutgers 258-37 since 2015 but trail 17-0

It turns out we have a game in Piscataway, New Jersey. The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are not only giving Michigan football all they can handle but currently have them on upset alert. We have yet to hit halftime thus far, but the Wolverines trail 17-0 on the road against the Scarlet Knights.

Despite a massive point differential over the past five seasons, the offense out of Ann Arbor has yet to find its stride in 2020 as they sit at 1-3 on the season. While missing both of their starting offensive tackles, their biggest issue can be found under center.

Identifying the struggles on the Michigan football offense

While quarterback Joe Milton is far more talented than the graduating Shea Patterson, he has yet to find his stride for the Wolverines. Today against the Scarlet Knights, Milton is just 5-12 passing for 89 yards and he’s been benched with Michigan trailing 17-7 at the end of the first half. Their leading rusher is Hassan Haskins, who has just 15 yards on the ground.

It is convenient Jim Harbaugh‘s newfound interest in the NFL has come in 2020 as he is falling out of favor in Ann Arbor.

There is still plenty of time to play, and down 17 is not insurmountable, but the Wolverines and Harbaugh need a spark from new quarterback Cade McNamara to avoid one of the ugliest losses in the history of Michigan football.

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