What Is Going Wrong For Michigan?
Even the Michigan Wolverines have their bye week up on the program in Week 3 and it may be coming in a moment. The victories did not come easily Even though blue and the maize have won the first two matches of the season.??
After failing to pay for the 36-point spread against Middle Tennessee in Week 1 Michigan endured a overtime win over Army for its second consecutive ATS loss. Failing to pay in the early phases of 2019 doesn’t represent anything new –??since quarterback Shea Patterson has been under center to the Wolverines, they’re just 6-9 ATS and haven’t covered since Week 10 of this past season against Penn State, a span of six matches.??
Below I summarize a few of the reasons as we progress through the college football schedule, why evaporating the Wolverines may be a bet that is rewarding.
There were high hopes for a new contemporary crime for the Wolverines at 2019 using the hiring of offensive coordinator Josh Gattis. With runs, Michigan’s offense appeared somewhat stale at times around the gut last year, yet Karan Higdon still had 1,178 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns. Higdon is no more with the squad, however, since he signed as an undrafted free agent with the Houston Texans and is on the practice group.
The Wolverines’ running game appears to be in hands without Higdon as carries with three majors up to now and has been chosen Big Ten Freshman of the Week in Week 2. This points to the fact that Michigan will have the ball to run, especially against weaker sides. It is the game that’s a concern.
Michigan averaged just 215.7 passing yards per game last season to??position 80th in the nation and it seems things have not altered in 2019. Through the first two games, the Wolverines??have averaged 226 passing yards per game to rate 72nd. Quarterback Shea Patterson is at his senior season and his??yards per completion??(7.1) and??completion percentage will be the lowest they’ve been since his freshman season.
The passing isn’t a consequence of deficiency of ability from the receiver corps as Michigan’s three wideouts are three-star, four-star and five-star recruits, directed by junior standout Donovan Peoples-Jones.
There were advantages in the offensive strategy sometimes from Middle Tennessee, but against Army, there have been runs up the center, which??is that archaic crime I alluded to above. Gattis proposed that was to empty the clock and keep Army’s offense off the field, when I view it, but I will believe the change for good.
If there is not a big offensive shift when the Wolverines??return from their bye week against No. 14 Wisconsin, that has not surrendered a point yet this year and will also be coming off a bye week, fans will be calling for head coach Jim Harbaugh’s shooting, I am sure.
In combination with the offense in the season’s early stages, Michigan has been shooting itself in the foot. The Wolverines position 111th in the country with 78th and 17 penalties in FBS using 113 penalty lawns. This may account for a few of the whenever you are getting pushed back and confronting long first-down yardage over and over again.
What’s more, quarterback Shea Patterson is tied for the most fumbles in the nation, although Michigan as a group ranks dead last in school soccer with five lost fumbles already, forcing the defense to be on the field more than it ought to be and becoming the offense out of sync.
There are signs of a letdown from an ever-strengthening Big Ten conference, although In general, the Wolverines are heading into conference play.