A four-touchdown lead had been whittled to three and No. 16 Michigan needed a response to Illinois' 25 straight points.
Jim Harbaugh and his players say they often see their new-look offense clicking behind closed doors, taking advantage of speed in space.
Jim Harbaugh insists Michigan is hitting its stride on offense, apparently seeing what observers outside the program are missing.
No. 19 Michigan's defense led the way to a 10-3 win over No. 14 Iowa.
Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines have a chance to change the conversation.
Shea Patterson accounted for three touchdowns in the first half and ran for a fourth score in the third quarter, setting up No. 20 Michigan to rout Rutgers 52-0 on Saturday.
Rutgers (1-2, 0-1 Big Ten) at No. 20 Michigan (2-1, 0-1), Saturday at 12 p.m. EDT (BTN).
Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor needed only a quarter Saturday to improve upon his rushing total from the Badgers' lopsided loss to Michigan last season.
No. 11 Michigan (2-0) at No. 13 Wisconsin (2-0), Saturday at 12 p.m. EDT (FOX 2).
The Dallas Cowboys have waived defensive end Taco Charlton, who didn't live up to his billing as a 2017 first-round pick but should get a second chance with another team.
Ben Bredeson had a chance to cash in on his potential this year in the NFL.
The Southeastern Conference held three of the top four spots in The Associated Press college football poll after LSU's road victory against Texas pushed the Tigers to No. 4.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Michigan is off to a wobbly start this season and Army almost took advantage. Jake Moody made a 43-yard field goal and the seventh-ranked Wolverines forced and recovered a fumble to hold on for a 24-21 double-overtime win over the Black Knights on Saturday.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - No. 7 Michigan is facing a team it has been preparing to play since spring practice, when defensive coordinator Don Brown carved out extra time to study a scheme rarely seen in modern college football. Army, which runs a triple option, is coming to the Big House to resume a series that has been idle for more than a half-century.
Army (1-0) at No. 7 Michigan (1-0), Saturday at noon EDT (FOX). Line: Michigan by 23. Series record: Army leads 5-4. WHAT'S AT STAKE? The Wolverines want to show their offense has more strengths than weaknesses with two weeks before its next game on Sept. 21 at No. 17 Wisconsin. The Black Knights have a chance to pull off an upset after coming close last year, losing to then-No. 5...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - With Michigan debuting its high-tempo, no-huddle "size in space" offense, a freshman helped bail the Wolverines out of an uneven performance. No. 7 Michigan was sloppy Saturday during a 40-21 victory over Middle Tennessee in the opener for offensive coordinator Josh Gattis.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Shea Patterson threw three touchdown passes and No. 7 Michigan easily won its season-opening game. However, the dual-threat senior quarterback wasn't in a mood to celebrate. Patterson lost a fumble on the first play of the game and put the ball on the turf again later in the game, casting a shadow on his perspective of the Wolverines' 40-21 win over Middle...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Shea Patterson is back as Michigan's starting quarterback, directing a new offense that is very familiar to him. The senior said the no-huddle, hurry-up offense scheme the seventh-ranked Wolverines will unveil Saturday against Middle Tennessee is a lot like the one he ran for two years at Ole Miss. "It definitely feels a lot more natural," Patterson...
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - No surprise here: Shea Patterson is Michigan's starting quarterback. But backup Dylan McCaffrey also seems to be in coach Jim Harbaugh's plans. "All options are open that way, in terms of that," Harbaugh said Monday. "Would like to definitely play both."