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QB Dylan McCaffrey suffers broken collarbone

A disappointing development for Michigan

NCAA Football: Wisconsin at Michigan Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Michigan may have beat Penn State 42-7 but they suffered a loss on their depth chart.

According to Jim Harbaugh, ackup QB Dylan McCaffrey broke his collarbone in the 4th quarter on a read-option run that put Michigan on the 1-yard line. McCaffrey took a hard hit along the sideline on the play.

McCaffrey was 8-of-15 on the season for 126 yards and 2 touchdowns while also chipping in 85 rushing yards and a TD.

It remains to be seen who will be named the backup quarterback. Brandon Peters would appear to be the likely favorite, but it’s also likely that Jim Harbaugh will give freshman QB Joe Milton a crack at the No. 2 spot behind starter Shea Patterson.

Harbaugh announced the injury during his press conference and said that the news made him sad but that he expect McCaffrey to bounce back.

According to WebMD, a broken collarbone can heal in 6-to-12 weeks, but that it’s a rough estimate.

We’ll have more information on the injury as this story develops.