JJ McCarthy makes history with performance against Hawai'i in Week 2
J.J. McCarthy won the right to be the starting quarterback in Week 3. His play against Hawai’i also revealed 2 interesting stats about his performance per Alejandro Zúñiga of 247Sports.
McCarthy finished the game with 229 yards passing, 16 yards rushing, and 3 passing touchdowns. Michigan went on to beat Hawai’i 59-10 in Ann Arbor.
His PFF grade was a 93.7, which is the highest single-game grade a quarterback has ever gotten in the Jim Harbaugh era. McCarthy has also been very efficient as a Wolverine so far, with more than 10% of his career passes being touchdowns.
– J.J. McCarthy received a PFF grade of 93.7 for the Hawaii game. That’s the best single-game grade for a quarterback in the Harbaugh era.
– More than 10% of McCarthy’s career passes have been touchdowns.
— Alejandro Zúñiga (@ByAZuniga) September 12, 2022
It looks like Michigan is moving on from Cade McNamara for now, and is going with some fresh blood. McCarthy will get another easy game against UConn on Saturday. The Huskies are 1-2 following losses to Utah State and Syracuse.
Perhaps McCarthy just needed to get a full game under his belt. Michigan’s first test will be on Sept. 24, with conference play opening against Maryland.
Michigan faces UConn next at noon ET on ABC on Sept. 17.