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Jim Harbaugh pleased by Shea Patterson and Dylan McCaffrey’s play

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This is the best QB situation Michigan has had in a long time

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The Michigan Wolverines beat the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday 56-10, but they never took their foot off the gas. Even with a sizable lead, Michigan continued to be a balanced offense by continuing to pass the football.

On the day, quarterback Shea Patterson went 15-of-22 for 120 yards and 1 touchdown.

Then Dylan McCaffrey came in and fared well, completing 3-of-8 passes for 86 yards and 1 touchdown. It is worth noting that a couple great throws were dropped by receivers while McCaffrey was in. Even more notable is McCaffrey rushed for a 70+ yard touchdown, but the play was called back because of a holding penalty on receiver Oliver Martin.

When asked how Patterson and McCaffrey performed today, Harbaugh was pleased.

“I thought they were both good. Really on top of everything that they were doing,” Harbaugh said. “Really in control. I thought both had real good presence in the pocket going through their reads. throwing the ball accurately again”

With the experience that McCaffrey has been getting in live action, Harbaugh has been impressed with the traits his young backup QB exhibits, “improving every time he gets in.”

“It’s never too big for him, I really like that about Dylan,” Harbaugh said.