Junior defensive end Rashan Gary was sidelined with an injury during Michigan’s 42-21 win over Maryland last week.

No. 15 Wisconsin comes to Michigan Stadium to face off against No. 12 Michigan, in the first leg of a season-defining three-game stretch for the Wolverines. Chances are, your opinion of this Wolverines team will change drastically by Sunday morning, one way or another.

The Michigan football team will face an offensive threat in No. 15 Wisconsin on Saturday.

The No. 12 Michigan football team has as much confidence as it’s had in two seasons, riding a five-game win streak into Saturday.

Fifth-year senior cornerback Brandon Watson returned an undercut slant route against Maryland for a touchdown.

In the vein of its head coach, the Michigan football program is usually tight-lipped around the media. That is except for Michael Zordich, who has twice used press conferences at Schembechler Hall to call out players. In August of 2017, the secondary coach said his group was “scared to make plays” before questioning junior corner Lavert Hill’s willingness to practice through injury last spring.

Junior quarterback Shea Patterson has improved weekly while players and coaches have noticed his increased confidence going into Saturday’s game against Wisconsin.

It’s a tired ultimatum at this point: win these three games, and only then is the Michigan football team for real. Only then is Jim Harbaugh, after four years of manifesting his all-star presence, the savior. 

Fifth-year senior fullback Jared Wangler caught his first career touchdown against Maryland.

Jared Wangler scored his first career touchdown against Maryland, proving how far he has come.

Freshman wide receiver Ronnie Bell has two touchdowns on three catches this season.

What a difference a year makes for Ronnie Bell.

Junior guard Ben Bredeson says Michigan’s offense has embraced a “let loose, make plays” attitude.

The variety of weapons Michigan has on offense compared to last season has allowed it to “let loose” and “make plays.”

Junior defensive end Rashan Gary sat out Saturday's game against Maryland as a precaution.

Michigan’s defense has rarely met a challenge too tall. But next Saturday, the 12th-ranked Wolverines might be facing a steep climb against its toughest competition yet.

Junior quarterback Shea Patterson completed a 34-yard touchdown pass to sophomore receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones on Saturday.

Michigan sophomore fullback Ben Mason says he’s looking forward to next week’s game against Wisconsin. So are we.


Brandon Watson's pick-six was a mark of how far he has come in his career.