Michigan Wolverines: 3 things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving

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As Thanksgiving comes and goes, take a look at three things that Michigan Wolverines fans can be thankful for.

It’s been a struggle for the Michigan Wolverines on the gridiron, but there are certainly a few things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving when it comes to the school that hails from Ann Arbor.  Here are three things we’d like to point out.

Reason #1: Cade McNamara

After being so high on quarterback Joe Milton, it seems head coach Jim Harbaugh has no choice but to turn the keys to the offense over to the surging Cade McNamara.

As Rutgers had the Michigan Wolverines firmly up against a wall, with Milton sputtering, McNamara came out of the bullpen to lead Michigan past the Scarlet Knights in triple overtime, ending the teams’ three-game losing skid. The stubborn Harbaugh waited until Michigan had been trailing 17-0, with Milton completing just five of his 12 passing attempts totaling 89 yards.

McNamara entered the game and immediately drove the Wolverines down the field for their first scoring drive of the game.  It took just three plays to total the necessary 63 yards.

The sophomore quarterback has completed 67.4% of his passes, totaling 334 yards, five touchdowns, and zero interceptions in his relief appearances.  It appears he will finally get his opportunity to start this coming Saturday against Penn State.

At this point, it’s unclear if McNamara is the ‘real deal,’ but we’re thankful to have the opportunity to find out.  The Michigan Wolverines are due to have something go right for them after a lackluster 2-3 start to the 2020 season.