By: Joe Cardoso
After an season opening loss on the road to arch rival Notre Dame, the Michigan Wolverines needed a bounce back and some good mojo. The recipe for success was a home game against Western Michigan that turned into a 49-3 win. We saw improvements from the wide outs, offensive line and defense. It was the perfect way to start defending home turf and get the first win of the season.
Shea Patterson tossed two touchdowns and looked more confident commanding the offense and Karan Higdon blazed off to 140 first half rushing yards. Patterson being moblie and still able to make his throws will prove to be important as the season moved along. Higdon 67 yard run was a thing of beauty and a team that had 3 receiving touchdowns total all season saw 2 in one game.
These are the games you should win so you can build confidence and workout the kinks next up is SMU, a team the Wolverines should handle with ease. The defense played the way I expected them to play all season. The linebackers held it down and have a tough task Vs SMU spread offense.
Follow me all season long for all things Michigan football as we march towards a Big Ten title. Important to note Brenda Tracy a survivor of a horrible sexual assault served as an honorary captain for the pregame. As always Go Blue! Find me @JoeCardoso301