If there’s one thing that fans will remember from an otherwise mundane 8-4 season, it will be the trials and tribulations that Wilton Speight, John O’Korn and Brandon Peters each went through this fall.
Plenty of mistakes — along with O’Korn’s interception Saturday — are marked indelibly into the identity of this program. Those type of plays have left it on the wrong side of history time and time again.
The stakes are higher for Khalid HIll's final game at Michigan Stadium. Last year’s senior day game was against Indiana. This year’s is against the team that everyone comes to Ann Arbor to play against.
In brutal fashion, No. 24 Michigan learned a difficult lesson it has learned many times before: winning on the road is hard. It’s even more difficult when your starting quarterback returns to the locker room in a wheelchair.
Bad things can happen on the road. Just ask the Wolverines.
They have yet to beat a ranked opponent away from Michigan Stadium since 2006. They haven’t beaten Wisconsin at Camp Randall Stadium since 2001, either.
At first, Saturday’s first half against the fifth-ranked Badgers didn’t bode well for Michigan’s chances at snapping either streak. But the Wolverines put together an impressive response late in the second quarter, tying the game at seven.