The running game wasn’t as dominant as some may have expected but the passing game sure had themselves a nice day. Shea Patterson had one of his best days in the Maize & Blue as he earned the top performer on PFF’s weekly offensive stand-out list.
While Michigan (understandably) didn’t utilize his legs in the run game, his mobility created a lot of late developing plays or improvisational conversions for the Wolverines. His stat line through the air was 18/27 for 260 yards and three touchdowns to zero interceptions. Michigan will likely be leaning on Patterson’s arm quite a bit more in games moving forward and this seemed to be a good way to prep him for the job.
Check out my film breakdown and analysis of Patterson’s best throws from Michigan’s 42-7 win over Rutgers:
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