For the third-straight week, the nation was laughing at Michigan.
The Wolverines opened the season with a 49-24 win over Minnesota that had Michigan Men knighting Joe Milton and throwing around that elusive, four-letter B-word that rhymes with "hack."
Joe Milton > Justin Fields— Dave Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) October 25, 2020
Fast forward three weeks and Michigan just lost its third consecutive game in a blowout and just four weeks into the season is already guaranteed to finish with its worst record of any season under Jim Harbaugh.
Saturday's game was a chance for Michigan to right the ship and move to .500 on the season with a win over a top-15 conference foe. Instead, the Wolverines spent four hours getting blasted by everyone, online and on the air.
Milton opened the game with back-to-back interceptions on his first two pass attempts and the freefall continued the rest of the game.
Wisconsin hasnt played in three weeks, didnt practice for 11 days and still looks sharper than Michigan.— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) November 15, 2020
Among the Wisconsin players with more rushing yards than Michigan's team (47 yards):— Zach Shaw (@_ZachShaw) November 15, 2020
-No. 2 RB
-No. 4 RB making collegiate debut
Michigan's defense has 0 sacks and has forced 0 turnovers in their last 5 halves of football. They're the first Big Ten team over the last 15 seasons to not record a sack or a takeaway in 5 consecutive halves.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 15, 2020
In 2016, Don Brown's first year as Michigan's defensive coordinator, the Wolverines allowed 150 points over the course of the entire 12-game season.— Scott Bell (@sbell021) November 15, 2020
This year, through four games, Michigan has given up 138 points.
Michigan suffered its largest home loss since Nov. 23, 1935, a 38-0 loss to Ohio State.— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 15, 2020
They fall to 1-3 this season, its worst 4-game start to a season since 1967. The only season in school history with a worse 4-game start was 1928. pic.twitter.com/vabyq9pAht
Michigan's inability to rise up to the competition is stunning. Jim Harbaugh is now 0-11 as an underdog and Michigan has lost 18 consecutive games as an underdog.— Kyle Rowland (@KyleRowland) November 15, 2020
With that loss, Harbaugh is now the first Michigan coach to start his career with at least three losses in six consecutive seasons and drops to 11–16 against ranked opponents at Michigan.
To finish the regular season with a winning record, the Wolverines will have to win out, starting with Rutgers next week.