Monday, December 2, 2019 - 5:07pm

Now, that streak is at eight, with Patterson’s two shots at the Buckeyes ending in blowout losses. Michigan’s traditional seniors at least had victory within their grasp as freshmen and sophomores, but they too leave winless. Only a meaningless bowl game now separates them from the end of their college careers.

Saturday, November 30, 2019 - 6:04pm

Jim Harbaugh brought his hands to hips, an empty stare glued to his face.

If he had looked forward, he would’ve seen Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins leaping into the end zone, sparking pandemonium from the sea of red behind him.

Instead, Harbaugh looked down, training his eyes toward his playbook, seemingly in search of answers.

For the eighth-straight year — and fifth in Harbaugh’s five seasons — there were none. Just a 56-27 defeat, further cementing the balance of power in a rivalry that leaves Michigan searching for its soul every November.

Thursday, November 28, 2019 - 4:08pm
Defensive coordinator Don Brown called junior defensive end Kwity Paye the best spread run defender he's ever seen.

When the shirts arrived, nobody on Michigan had any use for them.

Co-East Division Champions, they read on the front. On the surface, it’s a momento of an 8-1 conference record and the season that made that possible. But to the Wolverines, the shirts served as an visceral reminder of everything that could have been.

East Division Champions — no “co” needed — was the minimum expectation when Michigan entered Columbus last season on a 10-game win streak with everything to play for.

Monday, November 25, 2019 - 6:39pm

As Saturday afternoon faded into night, nobody in the Michigan locker room wanted to talk about Indiana.

The Wolverines were just minutes removed from beating the Hoosiers, 39-14, for their fourth-straight 25-point win, but nobody cared. Beating Indiana — something Michigan has done 24 straight times — does not define a season. It doesn’t erase the pain of a season that slipped away last November in Columbus, or the pain of Big Ten title hopes that vanished last month in State College.

Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 8:54pm

BLOOMINGTON — Shea Patterson’s previous pass had fallen hopelessly incomplete, a wide-open Donovan Peoples-Jones looking on as the ball clattered to the end-zone turf.

Staring into a third-and-9 from the Indiana 11 with Michigan trailing by seven, Patterson could have easily wilted. He could have found Nico Collins underneath, short of the first down, or fled the pocket in search of a few extra yards.

Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 7:33pm
Senior quarterback Shea Patterson had the best game of his Michigan career last week.

With that in mind, The Daily breaks down what to watch for as the Wolverines attempt to answer the questions they face before the Buckeyes come to town.

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 9:09pm

Redshirt freshman Cam McGrone has developed into a permanent starter and one of the Wolverines' key defensive pieces, moving beyond just his unrivaled speed.

Saturday, November 16, 2019 - 3:24pm

Lavert Hill bounced down the Michigan sideline, waiving his arms in jubilation with his helmet in hand. Behind him, the rest of the Wolverines did the same, spilling onto the field, toward the stands and everywhere in between.

The celebration — set off by Hill’s fourth-quarter interception — had been brewing all game, as No. 15 Michigan (5-2 Big Ten, 8-2 overall) charged toward a 44-10 win.

Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 6:39pm

I know that’s not 100 percent accurate. For the Wolverines, a loss would end any faint hopes at a New Years’ Six Bowl. For Michigan State, it could be the difference between the Quick Lane Bowl and the Pinstripe Bowl — both worthy successors to its prestigious 2018 RedBox Bowl appearance.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 9:32pm
Over the course of the season, Shea Patterson has improved his ball security, with six games since his last lost fumble.

With increased ball security, Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson has been able to use all the weapons in his arsenal for the offense.