After uncomfortably close wins over Akron and Connecticut in back-to-back weeks, Michigan appreciated its recent bye week.
Michigan has slipped in The Associated Press college football poll the past two week despite staying undefeated.
Fifth-year senior left tackle Taylor Lewan did not pass on the NFL draft to play on a team that played like the Wolverines did Saturday.
Devin Gardner came crashing down against Akron after riding a high with five touchdowns against Notre Dame.
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Devin Gardner has been compared to Randall Cunningham by many observers, but he reminds me more of Vince Young because of his stride.
Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner did what Denard Robinson and just about every opponent outside of Alabama failed to do last season: make the Notre Dame defense look ordinary.
Gardner had shown flashes of impressive play before, but with the Irish as such a meaningful opponent, with ESPN College GameDay in attendance, it was a big step toward showing that Gardner is the real deal.
Entering Saturday’s game, much was unknown about the Michigan offensive line.
Gardner’s first game as the bonafide starter – last year he started games at the end of the season, but only because Denard Robinson was injured – yielded mixed results.