SMU vs Michigan Football: Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines look to continue righting the ship on Saturday as they bring the SMU Mustangs into town in Week 3.
Date: Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018
Start Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Stadium: Michigan Stadium
TV Info: BTN
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Everyone seemed to write off the Michigan Wolverines after the way that they performed in their season-opener. Admittedly, it’s hard not to considering that Jim Harbaugh and his team once again delivered a letdown performance against a top-tier team. However, they seemed to get into a rhythm finally last week in a win over Western Michigan. Now they look to keep it going against the SMU Mustangs on Saturday.
The (assumed) savior of the Wolverines offense, quarterback Shea Patterson, actually showed signs of life last week. He threw the ball well and, at long last, tossed a touchdown pass to a wide receiver. Meanwhile, star running back Karan Higdon continues to look like a stud as he ran wild over the Broncos last week. Then, of course, there’s the defense led by Rashan Gary that can hold up against anyone.
As for SMU, they haven’t enjoyed a great deal of success to start the 2018 season. In fact, quarterback Ben Hicks and the Mustangs are 0-2 to start the year with losses to North Texas in their opener and then TCU last week. Subsequently, it’s hard to believe that they have the talent throughout the roster to hang with the Wolverines.
Then again, just when you think you can count on Harbaugh and Michigan, they tend to deliver a head-scratching performance.
As expected, the Wolverines are heavily favored in this matchup. From what the oddsmakers think of this game, it would be catastrophic for Harbaugh and his team to even let SMU get close on Saturday afternoon.