Michigan QB J.J. McCarthy Lights Up UNLV
The Michigan Wolverines are currently taking on UNLV, and they lead 21-0 at halftime. A week ago, J.J. McCarthy was laser-sharp as he completed 26-of-30 passes (86.7%) for 280 yards and three touchdowns. Well, in the first half of today's game, McCarthy has been even more accurate as he has completed 17-of-18 passes (94.4%) for 188 yards and a touchdown. J.J. has also rushed the ball three times for 38 yards.
Still Playing For Harbaugh
For the second week in a row, McCarthy had to take the field without his head coach, Jim Harbaugh. Harbaugh, of course, is in the midst of his 3-game, self-imposed, suspension, which will conclude following next week's game against Bowling Green. Following the Wolverines Week 1 win against East Carolina, McCarthy talked about his head coach.
“I'm not gonna lie to you,” said McCarthy. “I wasn't expecting it to be that much different. But I personally just felt like something was missing today. It was definitely him. Like he has just this presence that it's all about winning, all about competing, all about pushing through, like just the simplest, the pregame speech, like I was missing that voice. And yeah, it just like, It really sucked going out there in the first game and [Harbaugh] not being out there, because he put as much blood sweat and tears into this as much as we have. So it's unfortunate, but we know we get him back in week four, and he's gonna be hungrier than ever.”
“It's as simple as this, I just want my coach back,” McCarthy said about his ‘Free Harbaugh' shirt. Just simple as that. I just want him back.”
TL;DR (too long didn't read)
- Exceptional Quarterback Performance: J.J. McCarthy, the Michigan Wolverines' quarterback, has displayed outstanding accuracy in the first half of the game against UNLV, completing 17 of 18 passes for an impressive 94.4%.
- Absence of Head Coach Harbaugh: For the second consecutive week, McCarthy has played without his head coach, Jim Harbaugh, who is serving a self-imposed three-game suspension.
- Eager Anticipation for Harbaugh's Return: Despite their strong performance in the absence of Harbaugh, McCarthy and the Wolverines are eagerly anticipating their coach's return after the suspension.
Bottom Line: McCarthy Shines Amidst Harbaugh's Absence
J.J. McCarthy's exceptional accuracy and performance on the field have been a highlight for the Michigan Wolverines in their game against UNLV. Despite playing without their head coach, Jim Harbaugh, McCarthy and the team have continued to excel. The absence of Harbaugh's motivational presence has been felt, and McCarthy's anticipation for his return demonstrates the team's strong connection. As they lead 21-0 at halftime, the Wolverines not only aim for victory but also eagerly await the return of their coach for the upcoming games.