1. Captain Obvious, Michigan has to clean up the penalty situation.
2. Chase Winovich is Michigan’s best player.
3. Rashan Gary is obviously playing well below 100%.
4. Michigan needs to improve Red Zone play.
5. Michigan was manhandled twice in red-zone and settled for field goals twice in third quarter.
6. What has happened to Ambry Thomas on kick-off-returns?
7. He looked so dynamic early. Looked slow and indecisive yesterday.
8. Jake Moody has been Michigan’s special teams MVP (IMO).
9. Have to give Northwestern props, they tackled very well yesterday.
10 That holding penalty on Karan Higdon was possibly the worse call I have ever seen.
11. For all of the disappointment in Shea Patterson’s running, without his legs Michigan probably loses yesterday.
12. Gained two key first downs with his legs.
13. Karan Higdon and Shea Patterson need each other. Neither is capable of carrying team alone.
14. Michigan was 60% run vs 40% pass yesterday.
15. If Michigan is going to beat better teams that needs to be closer to 50/50.
16. Michigan offense looked completely out of sync.
17. Receivers and Quarterback not on same page.
18. Pullers getting to point of attack late.
19. I expect Nick Eubanks to get more playing time over Sean McKeon. Two major gaffes.
20. Michigan ran the ball 80% of time on first down.
21. Nico Collins needs to lower those pads when running the ball.
22. Michigan was terrible at blocking second level.
23. Northwestern was 100% on third down on two touchdown drives.
24. Josh Uche needs to play in nickle package.
25. Kwity Paye played his best game.
26. Michigan’s defensive line plays with superior effort. Watched linemen get off the ground and make plays!
27. Lawrence got muscled at times. On one Touchdown he pushed completely out of the play.
28. That Northwestern was able to control the tempo and out play for first half was very concerning.
29. Josh Ross brought a smile to my face, possibly best hit of the year.
30. Devin Bush seems to be slowing down again.
31. Linebacker play overall has not been as good as needed.
32. Cesar Ruiz, please snap the ball when Michigan is attempting to freeze a defense and defender jumps.
33. With Michigan in short time facing Badgers, Sparty, and Nittany Lions in three consecutive weeks. They had better get their act together.
34. Yesterdays effort will not be enough to beat any of them.
35. Until next week, Go Blue!