Although No.2-ranked Michigan entered Friday’s game with No.3 Georgia as a 7.5-point underdog, most expected the Wolverines to give the Bulldogs everything they could possibly need. ‘they could handle – and more.
This obviously did not happen.
Instead, Michigan looked completely overwhelmed for most of the night – losing by a score of 34-11. Defensively, the Wolverines surrendered 330 yards of offense to Georgia in the first half, including scoring games in Georgia’s first five offensive discs. Georgia’s offensive line managed to keep quarterback Stetson Bennett clean for most of the night, preventing Aidan Hutchinson and David Ojabo from registering a single sack in the four quarters.
Offensively, Michigan struggled to find any semblance of pace. The trio of backers Hassan Haskins, Blake Corum and Donovan Edwards recorded just 65 total yards and no touchdowns on the evening. Things didn’t look much better in the air, as quarterback Cade McNamara ended the night completing 12 of 20 for 131 yards and no touchdowns. In fact, there wasn’t a single Michigan wide that recorded more than one reception in the first three and a half quarters.
It’s certainly a disappointing end to an otherwise magical season for Michigan, but there’s a lot to be done heading into 2022.
QB – Cade McNamara: 12-20, 131 yards (high team)
RB – Hassan Haskins: 9 carries, 39 yards (high team)
RB – Donovan Edwards: 65 yards all-purpose (high team)
TE – Eric All: 4 receptions, 63 yards (high team)
FROM – Aidan Hutchinson: 4 tackles, 1 TFL