Monday, October 28, 2019 - 6:17pm
Freshman receiver Mike Sainristil caught three passes for 73 years and touchdown against Notre Dame.

Slowly, though, Sainristil has begun working his way onto the field, mostly as the slot receiver in three and four-wide looks. Saturday against Notre Dame, he doubled his career reception total with a key second-quarter third-down conversion. Two quarters later, he notched his first collegiate touchdown, weaving through a trio of would-be tacklers for a 26-yard score to put Michigan up, 45-7

Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 12:37am
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Cam McGrone raced toward an emptying student section, flexing his right arm then his left above his head. Aidan Hutchinson and Luiji Vilain stood to either side of McGrone, serving as bodyguards to his celebration. A few yards behind Michigan’s jubilant pass-rushing trio, Notre Dame quarterback Phil Jurkovec lay face down on the 13-yard line.

Thursday, October 24, 2019 - 4:54pm
Defensive line coach Shaun Nua moved from American Samoa to the mainland US as an 18-year old in 2000.

When Arizona State came calling in 2018, though, the Sun Devils offered something none of those previous offers could — proximity to family, allowing Nua to limit his trips to see family to annual visits back to the islands. A year later, he had to leave that behind to come to Michigan, an offer that he called “too good to turn down.”

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 8:34pm
Senior guard Ben Bredeson is trying to focus on the next game after Michigan’s second loss all but ended its chances of reaching its goals on the season.

Neither will say it, because that would undermine the significance of the season’s final five games, but both know their senior seasons will end without achieving their ultimate goals. Bredeson chose the Wolverines despite offers from Alabama, Oklahoma and Ohio State. Kemp could have gone to Notre Dame or Wisconsin, calling Michigan an opportunity to play “top-caliber football” when he committed. Yet, both will finish their collegiate careers without an appearance in the Big Ten championship game or College Football Playoff

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 10:35pm
Shea Patterson threw for 276 yards in Saturday's loss to Penn State.

Criticized for not going through his reads, being too tentative to scramble and missing open receivers, Patterson excelled in those aspects against Penn State on Saturday night, finishing with a season-high 276 yards on 24-of-41 passing.

Sunday, October 20, 2019 - 1:04am
Michigan scored on just three of eight trips into Penn State territory in Saturday's loss.

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Ronnie Bell stood in the middle of Penn State’s end zone, Shea Patterson’s pass floating toward his outstretched fingertips. A few yards away, Nick Eubanks started to raise his fists in celebration, because, somehow, Michigan’s season had a lifeblood.

The belief emanated for just long enough to make dreams seem tangible, something that felt impossible when Penn State led, 21-0, two quarters earlier.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 5:47pm
Freshman running back Zach Charbonnet was part of a 161-rushing yard first quarter against the Fighting Illini.

As the 11.5 yards per carry in the first quarter against Illinois showed, the Wolverines' run game is getting there. As the 3.9 yards per carry after that showed, it still has a ways to go.

Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 5:06pm
Senior quarterback Shea Patterson averaged 8.8 yards per attempt against Illinois.

CHAMPAIGN — Nick Eubanks didn’t have to break stride as Shea Patterson’s pass floated towards the back of the end zone and into his arms.

The only celebration necessary was a pair of chest thumps and a quick point to the sky, honoring his late mother. The groan from the Illinois fans was virtually non-existent. In the equal portion of the crowd donning maize and blue, cheers were similarly subdued.

Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 8:10pm
Michigan will be looking to continue a two-game win streak when it faces Illinois on Saturday.

And yet, football season is 12 games, so you’ll be watching anyway, eager to see whether the Wolverines win by 20 or 30.
And when you do, you’ll want something to keep your interest after Michigan goes up multiple scores. The Daily breaks down what to watch for:

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 10:56pm
Offensive coordinator Josh Gattis’ offense has scored 7.2 fewer points per game and over 51 fewer yards than the group did last season.

Josh Gattis came in with a plan to revolutionize Michigan’s offense and bring it into the modern era of college football. Through five games, the unit is down 51.7 yards and 7.2 points per game from a season ago, when it was roundly criticized as antiquated and inefficient.