JJ McCarthy is making some plays in the B1G Championship Game for Michigan.

Playing against Purdue without Heisman candidate Blake Corum, the Boilermakers have been able to limit the ground game and Donovan Edwards. That has led to an increased usage of McCarthy in the passing game.

McCarthy has responded, going 7-for-11 for 90 yards passing and a pair of first-half touchdowns. He also has 3 carries for 6 yards but that doesn’t tell the full impact of McCarthy’s legs.

Multiple times, the Wolverine QB has been under pressure from Purdue’s defensive front. Time and time again, McCarthy has been able to dance around — both in and out of the pocket — to buy time for his receivers, including on his touchdown throw to Luke Schoonmaker.

Heading into halftime, it’s even clearer in the B1G Championship why McCarthy won the starting quarterback position of Cade McNamara back in September. Fans and media alike on social media are also taking notice.

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