On Saturday, Jim Harbaugh and Michigan took the field against former Wolverines defensive coordinator D.J. Durkin and the Maryland Terrapins. When all was said and done, it was No. 3 Michigan that improved their record to 9-0 with a 59-3 beat down of Maryland, much in thanks to their quarterback, Wilton Speight.
Speight was flawless on the afternoon, as he completed 19 of 24 passes (79.2%) for 362 yards and 3 touchdowns (2 passing and 1 rushing). So far in nine starts, the Wolverines quarterback has completed 64.5% of his passes while throwing 15 touchdowns and only three interceptions, all while looking cool as a cat.
Following the game, Harbaugh praised his quarterback for his performance, especially in the first half.
Jim Harbaugh on Wilton Speight's first half: "That's the best half of football I've ever seen a Michigan quarterback play."
— Dan Murphy (@DanMurphyESPN) November 5, 2016
Harbaugh was also asked about if he feels like he has to get Jabrill Peppers the ball on offense because of the Heisman hype surrounding the do-it-all player. The Michigan coach responded that it’s not forced and it comes naturally. He then added that maybe people had better start paying attention to Speight and how he has played all season long. Harbaugh even went as far as saying that maybe Speight should be in the Heisman conversation.
Jim Harbaugh said it's time to throw Wilton Speight's hat into the ring for the Heisman.
— Brandon Justice (@BrandonJustice_) November 5, 2016
I think Jim Harbaugh just started Wilton Speight's Heisman campaign
— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) November 5, 2016
What do you think, Nation? Do the Wolverines have two Heisman candidates, or was this just a case of Jim Harbaugh hyping up one of his players after a big win?