After allowing season highs of 506 yards and 42 points to Penn State in last season’s blowout, the Michigan football team’s defense can seemingly rest easier. This Saturday, it doesn’t have to line up across some of the threats that keep defensive coordinator Don Brown up at night.
Uche rarely, if ever, likes to talk about himself — his impact is often muffled amongst a star-studded defensive unit anyway. But in the wake of an injury with an unknown timeline to defensive end Rashan Gary, Uche has seamlessly filled his absence and shined.
Though his statline is uninspiring — just 1,311 yards and 11 touchdowns — junior quarterback Shea Patterson has improved as a game manager and became everything and more to a Michigan team that thinks it's finally over the hump and deserving of a spot in the national discussion.