Michigan football gutted out a 10-3 win over the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday in Ann Arbor in another Big Ten slugfest of a game. It was a much-needed win over a top-15 team for the Wolverines, though struggles in the game still seem to have people talking about what the future of this group holds.
Here are some of the reactions from Saturday’s game from around the college football world.
Put this in the Smithsonian
Let us marvel at every drive in Iowa-Michigan:— Banner Society (@BannerSociety) October 5, 2019
missed field goal
He has a good point. It kind of stinks.
I can’t imagine being a Michigan fan and watching your team play offense and then having to watch Ohio State and realize that’s who you are chasing.— Beau Bishop (@BeauBishop) October 5, 2019
This is also true. This team has no identity on the offensive side of the ball.
I'm not sure what Michigan OC Josh Gattis had in mind when he took over UM's offense, but pretty sure this wasn't it.— John U. Bacon (@Johnubacon) October 5, 2019
Patterson is still well ahead of John O’Korn, but this is not a stat that one wants to see.
Unfortunately this was not hyperbole. Shea Patterson's 93.6 passer rating today is the worst by a Michigan starter since Brandon Peters in the 2017 bowl game against South Carolina (71.9). Worst at home since John O'Korn against MSU in 2017 (76.1). https://t.co/d7Qny0QrNo— Michael Spath (@MichaelSpathITH) October 5, 2019
If the football gods will it so
SEC fans laughing at Michigan and Iowa as if their team isn't going to lose 10-7 to one of them in the Outback Bowl— Alex Kirshner (@alex_kirshner) October 5, 2019
The comment that has everyone stirred up
Jim Harbaugh on Michigan's offense:— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) October 6, 2019
"I really think we're hitting our stride. I really do. The way our offense has been practicing, the way they've been preparing, I have great faith that they're hitting their stride." pic.twitter.com/HkQbaNMhYU
The sarcasm here is real. But we’re used to people piling on.
My game ball is going to Jim Harbaughs....confidence!!— Emmanuel Acho (@thEMANacho) October 6, 2019
After putting up a ravishing 10 points today, he said, “his offense is really hitting its stride.” #Michigan pic.twitter.com/VUbTOIfzyP
Scott puts it into perspective, though.
Things to worry about:— Scott Bell (@sbell021) October 5, 2019
-- Michigan's offense
Things not to worry about:
-- Post-game coachspeak
I guarantee that Jim Harbaugh is aware that Michigan's offense is playing like crap. The fact he doesn't want to throw people under the bus to the media is of little concern to me.
This is usually how it goes. Hard to complain about a win over No. 14 Iowa when you also covered the spread.
Michigan beats Iowa:— Ryan (@Haggs_88) October 5, 2019
Michigan Loses to Iowa:
Fire Harbaugh, Gattis stinks, Don Brown doesn’t know defense, shut the program down.
Some more perspective.
#UGA is the only team in the country that has not allowed a rushing touchdown this season. #Iowa was the only other heading into this week but allowed one against #Michigan today.— Trent Smallwood (@SmallwoodTrent) October 6, 2019
Michigan, even in victory, was the butt of a lot of jokes again this week, but they don’t care and we probably shouldn’t either. Seeing as nobody was sure if they were even capable of winning this game, they’ll take it and live to fight another week with their goals ahead of them.