There is no question that Peoples-Jones has had his spotlight in the punt return game. Now, that spotlight is only getting brighter.
The Wolverines went without a shot on goal for the second game in a row, putting an ugly exclamation mark on the loss.
David Long said he still talks to Jourdan Lewis every day of the week — or at least three if he’s busy. And Long could arguably thank Lewis — who he dubbed as a role model — for his current starting role with the Wolverines.
Despite all the talented young players, the grizzled veterans who have been through the ups and downs of the last few seasons and the new head coach with a seemingly magic touch, Michigan still has to perform on the ice.
Throughout the weekend, the Wolverines came up just short of victories as a team. But there are still positive takeaways from the tournament for Michigan.
Freshman wide receiver Tarik Black suffered a foot injury against Air Force and will need surgery, said Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh on Monday. That same evening, Black posted a photo on Instagram with a caption that suggested he would be out for the remainder of the year.
It’s not the discrepancies in production between Michigan’s offensive and defensive units that are the problem. More so, it’s that the defense knows what it is, while the offense is in search of an identity with less than a week until the Wolverines’ Big Ten opener.
The defense carried the load while the offense struggled to find a groove, but the Wolverines managed to capture yet another victory.
With the Big Ten season now upon them, we’re about to find out what really happens when the Wolverines get punched in the mouth.
The seventh-ranked Wolverines were plagued by miscues in the red zone, and struggled to pull away in a 29-13 win over the Falcons.