Michigan coach Jim Harbo said that everything should be rescheduled for his 1-3 team following Saturday night’s loss to Wolverine’s No. 49-11 home No. 13 Wisconsin.
According to ESPN Stats and Information Research, Michigan’s 38-point loss marked its biggest mark at home since 1935, when it fell 38–0 to Sagittarius at Ohio State. The Wolverines dropped their third straight game overall, and are making their worst debut since 1967.
Wisconsin over Michigan in total yards (468–219), yards (341–47), first downs (26–10), total plays (73–45) and possession times (40: 15–19: 45). Placed large edges. . Michigan threw an interception on its first two possessions and trailed 28–0 to Wisconsin for the second consecutive season. The game marked the largest margin of victory against Wisconsin and the most the Badgers had ever scored against the Wolverines.
Wisconsin has won five of its last seven meetings with Michigan.
“Not a good place as a football team right now, and that falls on me,” Harbag said. “Really get into everything we’re doing after going back to basics and look at everything we’re doing. Everyone has to do better. I’m at the forefront of the line in accountability.”
Harbag said that every element of the team is “close to where it shouldn’t be.” After the season’s opening win against Minnesota and a close defeat to Michigan State, Michigan has been outscored 87-33 in the past two weeks.
“It can only be three things: what are you doing, how are you doing it, who is doing it,” the sixth-year Michigan coach said. “We’ve just got to see all those things. Right now, I’d say all three need to be addressed.”
Harbaugh blamed most of the blame on himself and the coaches but said that no one is doing acceptable work yet.
“The thing that comes out most is coaching … making sure [the players] They have an understanding of what to do, so they can go for it. “; And adjusting things, fixing things, just identifying how to improve in those areas are some of the first things we’re going to address.”
Wolverines quarterback Joe Milton deflected and interrupted his first pass by Wisconsin safety Scott Nelson. Milton threw his second pass to right tackle Leo Chenel of Wisconsin, who returned the ball from 31 yards, setting the Badgers’ second touchdown.
“That’s something we really need to see,” Harbag said. “Did Joe understand the key? Where was he looking? Threw a ball to another man.”
Cade McNamara replaced Milton and completed 4 of 7 passes for 74 yards and was 23-yards from Michigan’s only touchdown, Mike-Seristil, late in the third quarter.
Michigan’s defense was not much better, failing to record a takeaway and recording only one sack. According to data from ESPN Stats and Information, Michigan reached halftime on Saturday and became the first Big Ten team not to record a sack or takeaway in five consecutive stretches over the past 15 seasons.
“It’s just getting everyone to do it consistently,” Wolverines defensive lineman Carlo Kemp said. “Who knows what next Saturday has? We can be in a dogfight. We can win a lot, lose a lot, nobody knows. But those are the important moments when it’s Saturday and You are on the sideline and keeping. Everyone in the game, no matter what is happening, and just keep fighting and playing until the end.
“Am I worried? No. We have shown in the last three weeks – even though the result is not what we wanted – we’re still here. We play, we finish the game, we play for each. other. “
Michigan is scheduled to play at Rutgers this Saturday. Harbag stressed that the Wolverines need to win “is necessary in every way.”
Harbag hopes that “players who take pride in him are proud of their individual performances and who want to fight like hell for Michigan.”