5 overreactions from victory over MI


After three games, though, Harbaugh is 1-2 against Dantonio.

In all three home games, MI struggled to bounce back from early miscues, tightening up at the first sign of trouble. If you want to argue I should have dropped Michigan from my top 10 into barely hanging on status because they lost by four on the road after having better wins than the team that beat them at home, OK. Michigan slid 10 spots to No. 17 after turning the ball over five times in a 14-10 loss to Michigan State.

The Wolverines' sins, five turnovers, turned out to be more mortal.

"We've always felt that the next game is the most important game, and (Indiana) is our next game", said Harbaugh, who, after some mild coaxing, admitted that there could be a fraction of an added premium put on Saturday's road test in Bloomington.

Khalid Hill's 1-yard scoring run with 8:09 left in the third pulled MI within 14-10. Two years ago, Michigan State football won on a miracle and the Spartans were trying to live it down as the victory was discredited because of a "fluke" play. Willekes successfully kept MI quarterback John O'Korn in check and helped propel the Spartans to victory over their in-state rival. The Nittany Lions host Michigan in two weeks before road matchups against Ohio State and Michigan State.

Sunday, the morning after the loss to Michigan State, aggregated some of the frustration expressed by fans under an article headlined, "Is Jim Harbaugh a good fit at Michigan?".

Overall, in what any program would be consider to be your biggest games, you have a combined 2-5 record. 23 West Virginia and continue their steady climb up the rankings.

Kansas State could be a sneaky upset choice at home over sixth-ranked TCU.

PLEADING FOR PEACE: The emotionally packed rivalry, which divides the state and some households, will be played at night for the first time. All four of these losing teams this weekend fell out of the AP top 25.

Behind Penn State, Georgia at No. 4 and Washington at No. 5 also moved up one spot after convincing victories. Louisville has Heisman quarterback Lamar Jackson at the helm, but has continued to struggle defensively to support its offense.

However, the senior quarterback didn't exactly instill confidence that he can direct the Wolverines to high-scoring outputs should starter Wilton Speight not play again this season.

Stanford, which was in the poll earlier this season, is No. 23 after defeating Utah. The defense will have it's work cut out for them in that game.

For Florida, the loss to LSU is an upset, but less so than the other upsets this week. They tumble nine places to No. 12.

The No. 7 Wolverines turn the ball over five times, but still throw a last-second heave to the end zone that hits the turf, ultimately giving the Spartans a 14-10 win. I have Ohio State ahead of Oklahoma (albeit barely).

This game was the biggest that a lot of these kids have played in to date. They haven't made it to the College Football Playoff. There are no matchups between ranked teams on the schedule.