A huge piano has been lifted off the backs of Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines this afternoon. An offensive onslaught led them to their first victory at Camp Randall Stadium since November of 2001, and improved their record to a perfect 5-0 for the first time since 2016.
Not only this, but Harbaugh also claimed his first victory as an underdog since his return to Ann Arbor, having previously gone 0-12 in such games.
Jim Harbaugh mentioned that this Michigan team is different because it doesn’t flinch. Dax Hill: “The last few years we’ve done enough flinching. We didn’t want to feel that way any longer.”
— Austin Meek (@byAustinMeek) October 2, 2021
Quarterback Cade McNamara completed was 17-of-28 for 197 yards and two touchdowns, while Roman Wilson hauled in six passes for a career-high 81 yards. And Harbaugh was quick to offer a particularly flattering compliment to his players.
Jim Harbaugh: “This is a pretty young team. It reminds you of those X-Men movies where the little kid or teen finds their power.”
— Daniel Dash (@DanielDash_) October 2, 2021
Jim Harbaugh says in warmups talking to players that “there was a vibe that they weren’t going to be denied.” Said that energy played a role in early fourth-down calls to “bring that to life.” pic.twitter.com/wtyOd9Lvqu
— Zach Shaw (@_ZachShaw) October 2, 2021
Michigan will put their undefeated record on the line next week when they visit Nebraska.