Michigan sophomore quarterback J.J. McCarthy is getting his chance to shine and is getting love for his playmaking abilities. B1G Network analyst Gerry DiNardo complemented the talent and the skills McCarthy has brought to the Wolverines’ offense.

In the 27-14 road win over Iowa, McCarthy completed 18-of-24 of his passes for 155 yards, 1 touchdown, and a QBR of 78.8. McCarthy led the Wolverines’ offense to accumulate 24 first downs and 327 total yards against the highly efficient defense of the Hawkeyes.

Michigan is ranked sixth in the nation in points per game (45.4) due to the dynamic playcalling of the rush and RPO.


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In five games played this season, McCarthy has completed 66-of-84 of his passes for 848 yards, 6 touchdowns, no interceptions, and a quarterback rating of 186.9. He has also rushed for 64 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries.