Jim Harbaugh scrutinized as Michigan goes behind early against Rutgers

 proxy.yoo.workers.dev  11/22/2020 02:31:39   Ryan Gaydos

Jim Harbaugh was under fire as his Michigan football team went down 17-7 to Rutgers at halftime of their Big Ten matchup Saturday.

Rutgers was up 17-0 at one point before the Wolverines made a change at quarterback and subbed Cade McNamara in for Joe Milton. McNamara led Michigan down the field to score their first touchdown of the game in the second quarter.

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But it wasn’t enough to satisfy a hungry Michigan fan base that has seen its team lose three of the first four games of the season despite starting the year ranked. #FireHarbaugh began to trend on social media with fans and alumni ripping the team.

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If that wasn’t enough, Rutgers only has one win against Michigan in six all-time matchups. The win came in their first-ever matchup in 2014. Since then, the Wolverines have owned the series winning the last five matchups.

Michigan beat Rutgers 52-0 last season and 42-7 in 2018. The Wolverines trounced Rutgers 78-0 in 2016. The Scarlet Knights hadn’t scored more than 16 points in a game against them since their first meeting. Rutgers has only scored 21 points in their last three meetings.

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If Rutgers pulls out the victory, they will have tied their wins mark from last season. They already have more Big Ten wins than the previous two seasons with one.

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