Even the Michigan Wolverines have their bye week next up on the schedule in Week 3 and it can be coming at a moment that is much-needed. The successes did not come with ease although the maize and blue have won the first two games of this year.??
After failing to cover the disperse against Middle Tennessee in Week 32, Michigan endured a narrow 24-21 overtime win over Army for its second consecutive ATS loss. Failing to pay in the first phases of 2019 does not signify anything new –??because quarterback Shea Patterson was under center to the Wolverines, they’re just 6-9 ATS and have not covered because Week 10 of this past season against Penn State, a span of six games.??
Below I outline some reason the Wolverines may be a bet that is rewarding as we advance through the college football schedule.
There have been also high hopes for a new contemporary crime for the Wolverines at 2019 using the hiring of offensive coordinator Josh Gattis. This past year the offense of Michigan appeared a little stale with easy runs around the gut, yet Karan Higdon had. Higdon is no longer with the group, though, because he signed with the Houston Texans and is on the practice team.
The Wolverines’ running game appears to be in nice hands without Higdon as freshman Zach Charbonnet has gathered 190 yards on 41 carries with three peaks thus far and was selected??Big Ten Freshman of the Week in Week 2. This points to the fact that Michigan will have success due to its ability to run the ball, especially against weaker sides. However,??it is the game that’s a concern.
Michigan averaged only 215.7 passing yards per game to??rank??80th in the nation and it appears things haven’t altered in 2019. The Wolverines??have averaged 226 passing yards per game to rank 72nd. Quarterback Shea Patterson is in his senior season and his??yards per completion??(7.1) and??completion percentage are the lowest they’ve been since his freshman season.
As Michigan’s three starting wideouts are four-star five-star and three-star recruits the passing isn’t a result of deficiency of talent from the receiver corps, directed by junior standout Donovan Peoples-Jones.
There were positives in the offensive scheme at times against Middle Tennessee, but against Armythere were runs up the center, which??is to above. Gattis suggested that was to drain the clock and keep Army’s offense off the field, when I view it but I shall believe the change to get good.
When there is not a large offensive shift when the Wolverines??come back from their bye week from No. 14 Wisconsin, that has not surrendered a stage yet this year and will also be coming off a bye week, then fans will soon be calling for head coach Jim Harbaugh’s firing, I’m sure.
In combination with the fighting offense in this season’s early stages, Michigan was shooting itself in the foot. The Wolverines position 111th in the country with 17 penalties and 78th in FBS with 113 total penalty lawns. This may account for a few of the suspicious play-calling whenever you are getting pushed back and forth confronting long yardage over and over again.
Furthermore, quarterback Shea Patterson is tied for the many fumbles in the nation, although Michigan as a group ranks dead last in school football with five lost fumbles already, forcing the defense to be on the field more than it ought to be and getting the crime out of sync.
All in all, the Wolverines are going into conference play, however there are signs of a letdown from an Big Ten conference.