Three weeks, three different start times. After kicking off at 7:30 (closer to 8, really) and noon, #19 Michigan (1-1) will start their matchup with 0-2 Southern Methodist at 3:30 EST this afternoon on BTN.The Wolverines enjoyed a much-needed rout of week 2 opponent Western Michigan last week, and they'll look to repeat that success against another overmatched opponent in the Mustangs. Michigan was in control on both sides of the ball, piling up big yards on the ground with some nice passing to boot, plus a shutout until late into the fourth quarter. Plenty of backups got some valuable experience including a nice look at the future of the offensive line.
While that game and this week's contest won't say much about how the team will perform come conference play time, it was nice to see the team bounce back from a tough week one loss and play to their ability against a lesser team.
So I'll be looking for Michigan to build up another big lead and start emptying the bench as soon as possible in one last tune-up before the looming Big Ten season. Get the starters some more confidence, let the backups get some PT, and get the guys out of there healthy and ready for Nebraska and more. And, you know, maybe light up the scoreboard too!
LET'S GO BLUE