"We had a ballgame where stuff happens", Harbaugh said.
MI finished last season by losing three of its last four games, but more painful to Wolverines fans is that Harbaugh's success against the school's biggest rivals has been scarce.
Both sides played their backup quarterbacks in this one and only one side survived it. They just dialed it up, they way you do on the grease board.
The going doesn't get easier for MI, which will have to play the rest of the season without starting quarterback Wilton Speight.
When Michigan made a decision to abandon sensible play-calling on Saturday night against Michigan State, it only reinforced what we'd been led to believe through the first four games of this season: that the Wolverines' offense truly is unimaginative, impotent and ineffective.
Bachie was big again in the second half, intercepting a John O'Korn pass and collecting a sack before knocking down the final pass of the game in the end zone.
"We've stayed strong through all sorts of adversity and it showed tonight", Spartans' linebacker Chris Frey said. The Wolverines are 1-4 against Michigan State and Ohio State under his watch, but they are 23-3 against everybody else. "I was proud to be a part of it". This time, the Spartans relied on their opportunistic defense, including two interceptions by safety David Dowell.
Even though MI looked like a team building for 2018 because of all the key players gone from a year ago, the Wolverines owned high expectations to win now, too.
Dantonio himself said he isn't sure what he has in his team. We're talking about a game that could have even been 24-3. "I'm just excited we were able to pull it out". Georgia's defense is very good and could give the Tide some problems if they meet in the SEC championship.
Taking care of the football was very hard for MI against the Spartans, who recovered two fumbles and forced five turnovers.
Junior RB Karan Higdon was the only bright spot of the MI offense. The Wolverines wilted after that as Eddie McDoom dropped a pass and they had to back up 5 yards due to a delay-of-game penalty.
Saturday's game was the first time that MI took to the field since President Donald Trump's controversial remarks in which he crudely criticized players in the NFL who kneel during the national anthem. This guy is legit and becomes the first player to get two game balls so far.
O'Korn started against Michigan State, going 16-for-35 for 198 yards with three interceptions. "He has three broken vertebrae, he told us".
Pat Fitzgerald is a soul brother to Joe Girardi, the NU alum and Yankees manager who admitted he "screwed up" by not challenging a call in Game 2 of the ALCS against the Indians. ".That's all I want to say". Penn State next plays on October 21 when it hosts MI. MI is led by its defense, as the Wolverines are giving up just 13.5 points and 203.3 yards per game. On third-and-4 from its own 41 with 4:20 left in the fourth quarter, MI ran a do-nothing draw with Chris Evans.
Junior LJ Scott did not play because of a minor injury while fifth-year senior Gerald Holmes suffered an ankle injury but stayed in the game.
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"We felt he could have played, but couldn't risk having him out a couple weeks", Dantonio said.
ESPN's "College GameDay" is headed back to James Madison University. "Madre had some really nice plays".