Saturday, November 17, 2018 - 7:48pm

Oh, you thought this would be easy, didn’t you?

With just a week before a clash in Columbus, conventional wisdom assumed the No. 4 Michigan football team would cruise past Indiana (2-6 Big Ten, 5-6 overall) on Saturday.

There was nothing easy about it, though. Between costly offensive miscues and defensive lapses, injuries and turnovers, and plenty in between, the Wolverines’ performance will leave much to be desired.

But as the saying goes: a win is a win

Against a Big Ten foe in late November, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh will take it.

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 8:41pm
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh may rest some players if Saturday's game gets out of hand.

Here's what you should be watching for in a game most expect to be a rout:

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 8:55pm
Fifth-year senior defensive tackle Lawrence Marshall made the decision to stay at Michigan after last season.

This time last year, Lawrence Marshall didn’t know whether or not he’d be back for a fifth year.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 - 3:18pm
The Paul Bunyan Trophy wore a maize and blue, winged helmet after Michigan exacted revenge on Michigan State.

Linebacker Devin Bush started the day by angrily scraping the Spartans’ logo at midfield with his cleats and ended it with a game-sealing sack.

In between, Michigan asserted itself as a bona fide national contender, beating its first ranked opponent on the road since 2006 — and doing it with the searing aggression and fire that has defined this team.

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 9:06pm
Sophomore wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones leads the Wolverines in receptions, yards and touchdowns.

Donovan Peoples-Jones didn’t score a touchdown or notch more than 65 yards in a single game last year.

Saturday, November 10, 2018 - 8:18pm
Rutgers coach Chris Ash said his team made mistakes that allowed Michigan to win by 35 points.

Two programs walked down the tunnel at the same time, diverting into polar opposite paths.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 10:11pm
Defensive line coach Greg Mattison has spent the past 47 years coaching.

With 47 years of coaching experience under his belt, Mattison can say that with sincerity and credibility. It conveys the sheer volume of top-tier talent Michigan’s defenses have consistently produced.

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 6:27pm
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines will face Rutgers and Indiana before Ohio State on Nov. 24.

Jim Harbaugh spent 37 seconds on Monday saying 75 words about Rutgers’ kickoff coverage team.

Saturday, November 3, 2018 - 8:41pm
Chase Winovich in a game against Penn State at Michigan Stadium on Saturday.

The Wolverines told everyone who would listen that they were ready for this three-game stretch, and they proved that they were.

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 7:51pm
Sophomore fullback Ben Mason has flourished at his position this season.

Ben Mason says he will do anything to help his team, and it's easy to believe him.