Michigan Football: Brief upswing ended abruptly by winless Penn State

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Michigan Football continues their embarrassing 2020 season, and something needs to give.

It’s unfathomable to think that a Jim Harbaugh-led Michigan Football team could be this awful, but here we are.  On Saturday afternoon, Michigan squared off against the Penn State Nittany Lions in Ann Arbor, only to be embarrassed yet again.

Penn State took it to the Wolverines, beating the cleats off Michigan to the tune of 27-17.  The Nittany Lions entered the day with an overall record of 0-5, looking for their first victory of the season.

We’re just a week removed from the Wolverines barely edging a bad Rutgers team, only to be wrecked by a rebuilding Penn State team.  The Nittany Lions did exactly to the Wolverines what Harbaugh, when right, loves to do against their opponents; run the football early and often.

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Keyvone Lee averaged 6.1 yards per carry en route to 134 rushing yards on 22 totes, simply taking it to a bad Don Brown-led Wolverines defense.  Quarterback Sean Clifford also joined the party running for an additional 73 yards and a touchdown on nine rushes.

The Nittany Lions’ potent rushing attack allowed receiver Parker Washington to feast on Michigan Football’s atrocious secondary.  The freshman receiver had been enjoying a solid freshman season entering the day, having made 21 catches for 256 yards and three touchdown receptions.

It seems when you are hoping to have a career day in 2020, you simply circle the Michigan game on your schedule.  Washington went for a career-best nine receptions and 93 yards Saturday in Ann Arbor.

Michigan Football decided to roll with Cade McNamara at quarterback in favor of the struggling Joe Milton.  McNamara didn’t fare well, throwing for just 91 yards completing 12 of his 25 passing attempts.

The lone bright spot on Michigan’s offense Saturday had been running back Hassan Haskins, who averaged 5.9 yards per carry, totaling 101 yards and a pair of scores.

The nightmare season continues for Harbaugh and the Wolverines.  I still can’t wrap my head around nearly losing to Rutgers and now a puke worthy loss to a winless Penn State team?  What the heck happened to this team?  It feels like Rich Rodriguez is back at the helm or something.  How can Michigan Football be this bad?  When in doubt, start pointing the finger towards the coaching staff.

The story in Ann Arbor has quickly gone from Harbaugh reviving a program, bringing it back to relevance, to the downfall of the Wolverines.  This team coached by Harbaugh in 2020 is the worst group I can remember in my lifetime.

Next. It’s time to fire head coach Jim Harbaugh. dark

The Harbaugh era at Michigan is inevitably coming to an abrupt end.