Jim Harbaugh's record in important games just gets uglier and uglier
One of the biggest criticisms of Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is his performance in close games.
Well, that number only got worse Saturday after Michigan’s loss to Michigan State.
With the loss, Harbaugh falls to 3-9 against Ohio State and Michigan State, and 2-13 vs. AP Top 10 teams. To put that in perspective, Harbaugh’s Michigan teams are 54-10 against 11-25th-ranked teams and 35-8 against all other B1G teams.
Your updated Jim Harbaugh stat lines:
2-13 vs. Top 10 (54-10 vs. everyone else.)
3-9 vs. OSU/MSU (35-8 vs. rest of the Big Ten)
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) October 30, 2021
Not great, Bob.
Saturday’s game was one of the best in college football this year. Michigan State held off Michigan to come away with a thrilling 37-33 victory, capped off by a highlight-reel interception by Charles Brantley to seal it with 1:02 to play in the game.
Michigan will try to start recovering from the loss next week against Indiana. But the biggest game remaining is the last one: Ohio State at The Big House on Nov. 27. We’ll see if we have to re-visit this stat when that time comes.