Jim Harbaugh hasn’t had much luck coaching the Michigan Wolverines when they’ve been underdogs. On Saturday afternoon, that all changed. Harbaugh has won a game as an underdog for the first time as a coach of the Wolverines. Michigan did it in convincing fashion on Saturday afternoon in Madison, defeating Wisconsin 38-17.
Perhaps even more impressive, this is Michigan’s first victory over Wisconsin since 2001. That’s right, you read that correctly. The Wolverines defeated Wisconsin for the first time in Madison since 2001. Coach Harbaugh, congratulations on a fantastic win.
In his seventh season as Michigan head coach, Jim Harbaugh has his first win as an underdog.
— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) October 2, 2021
If we’re being honest, we’re not sure why Michigan was the underdog to begin with. Lately, the Wisconsin Badgers have been a bad team. Last week, they fell apart in the fourth quarter against Notre Dame, losing 41-13. Meanwhile, Michigan (
) could be a legitimate Big Ten contender this season. In addition to victories over Western Michigan, Northern Illinois, and Rutgers, the Wolverines have significant wins over Washington and now Wisconsin.
The Wolverines’ upcoming schedule doesn’t appear to be too difficult. Michigan will play Nebraska next week before having a week off. Then, in October, Michigan plays Northwestern a week before the big game against Michigan State on Oct. 30 in East Lansing.
The reality is that the Wolverines must be taken seriously. On Saturday afternoon, they won another impressive game, this time against Big Ten rival Wisconsin. Nokia News