I'll have much, much more to say about this particular game, but this will probably end up being the defining game of the Jim Harbaugh era.
No, it wasn't an unexpected loss, but it was a bad, bad performance against a team and a coach that Michigan supposedly has a talent edge on. Instead of winning or even losing a close one, the fighting Jim Harbaughs lost 35-14 in a game that felt more like 100-0. Wisconsin outrushed Michigan, 359 yards to 40, and Jonathan Taylor rumbled for 203 yards on his own despite missing almost an entire quarter of play.
Meanwhile, Shea Patterson and Dylan McCaffrey alternated being flat out terrible, as the Wolverine offense continued to be incoherent and ineffective.
Pete Thamel puts it best:
Harbaugh’s tenure is amid its fifth year as a $7.5 million dollar tease. There are no wins over Ohio State, three straight bowl losses and, still, zero signature victories. Michigan’s last three games against Power Five opponents have resulted in combined losses of 138-68, on average losing 46-23 to Ohio State, South Carolina and Wisconsin. They also outlasted Army in double-overtime, 24-21, in a game where Army manhandled the Wolverines physically in the trenches.
Michigan needs to fire this dude. But actually, don't do that. This is way more hilarious.