JJ McCarthy, Michigan offense generate reaction with blistering first half vs. Nebraska
JJ McCarthy and the Michigan offense hit the road for the first time this season with a Week 5 road trip to Nebraska. At the break, the Wolverines have been shredding the Cornhuskers with McCarthy leading the charge with a brilliant performance.
Michigan entered the game averaging just under 32 points per game. The Wolverines have 28 points at the break and have scored a touchdown on 4 of their 5 possessions in the first half. Three of those drives covered at least 8 plays.
As for McCarthy, he capped the first drive of the game with a touchdown pass to Roman Wilson that included a highlight-reel catch. The QB even finished off the half with another touchdown pass to Wilson, giving the duo 8 on the season.
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After 2 quarters of play, McCarthy is 9-for-12 passing with 116 yards and 2 touchdowns. McCarthy has chipped in a rushing touchdown to his credit, along with taking a bite out of some corn after the play.
Needless to say, this is not the same Michigan offense that showed up in Week 4 against Rutgers, and social media is buzzing:
— Justin Koob (@JustinKoob0) September 30, 2023
JJ McCarthy for Heisman 20/1 🧐
— SC (@GoFastTroy) September 30, 2023
JJ McCarthy with an mind blowing scramble, throwing it across his body on the run. For the TD. Great stuff. 👏👏
— Jens Van Hulle (@vanhullejens) September 30, 2023
JJ McCarthy is better than Caleb Williams. 🤷♂️
— Jonathan Bishop (@Jonathan47854) September 30, 2023
I’m going to need our rivals to kindly keep JJ McCarthy’s name out your mouth.
Big Ten’s QB1
— Norseman Jones (@mgobaby) September 30, 2023
JJ McCarthy…what a throw🔥
— Jake (@jake_walton23) September 30, 2023
I’m officially a huge JJ McCarthy fan. https://t.co/Uh34Lmqtl7
— The Falcons Nest Podcast (@TheNestPodcast_) September 30, 2023
Michigan starting to look like the clear best team in the Big Ten again. JJ McCarthy makes it look so easy at times.
— Will Desautelle (@wdesautelle) September 30, 2023
They better start mentioning JJ McCarthy as one of the top QBs in the country
— BluePrintJay (@BluePrintJay) September 30, 2023
— Stef Mina (@stef_the_greek) September 30, 2023
I may be biased, but I haven’t seen a better QB than JJ McCarthy #GoBlue
— Larry Thompson (@lthompson908) September 30, 2023
JJ McCarthy has just gotten better and better every year.
— Absolutely Stanced Up (@___jay717) September 30, 2023
I have seen enough…JJ McCarthy is an NFL draft 1st rounder!
— Kwame Twumasi (@ktwumasi) September 30, 2023