By Dan Jenkins

Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh pulled out some early tricks during the first quarter of Saturday’s big matchup with Wisconsin.

The Wolverines were knocking on the door of the endzone — facing a 2nd and 2 from the six-yard line just before the end of the quarter — when Harbaugh had his offense line up in an 11 player stacked I-formation.

The offense didn’t stay in that formation for long, quickly shifting into a traditional setback formation, but the trickeration worked as De’Veon Smith was handed the ball and gained five yards and a first down at the one yard line.

Khalid Hill would punch the ball in for a score on the very next play to give Michigan a 7-0 lead to start the second quarter.

Just goes to show, Jim Harbaugh might try anything out there.


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