Michigan off to worst 4-game start in over 50 years
Taking a four-score deficit into the halftime break, the Michigan Wolverines were routed, 49-11, at home by the No. 13 Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday.
Now having lost three-straight games and standing at 1-3 in 2020, the Wolverines reached levels of futility the program had not seen in decades.
Michigan suffered its largest home loss since Nov. 23, 1935, a 38-0 loss to Ohio State.
They fall to 1-3 this season, its worst 4-game start to a season since 1967. The only season in school history with a worse 4-game start was 1928. pic.twitter.com/vabyq9pAht
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) November 15, 2020
The 38-point loss was Michigan’s worst at home in nearly 85 years, when they fell to the Ohio State Buckeyes, 38-0, on November 23, 1935.
Additionally, the 1-3 start is the program’s worst since 1967, 53 years ago. Even during Rich Rodriguez’ first season at the helm in 2008, when the Wolverines posted a 3-9 record, the team began the year 2-2.
Looking to avoid their first single-season four-game losing streak since 2009, Michigan will travel to Piscataway to battle Greg Schiano’s Rutgers Scarlet Knights (1-3) on November 21 at 7:30 p.m. ET on the Big Ten Network.