Jim Harbaugh and his Michigan team dodged what could have been one of the worst losses during his term at the helm of the Wolverines bench on Saturday, with a 3OT, 48-42 win over Rutgers.

With the Scarlet Knights entering the game as heavy underdogs, the Rutgers offense exploded for a quick 17-0 lead. The failure of the Wolverines offense to get anything going, led Harbaugh to replace starting quarterback Joe Milton with backup Cade McNamara.

It was a good move.

The Michigan offense, led by McNamara, cut into the Rutgers lead before halftime with a touchdown to head into the locker room down 17-7.

McNamara kept pace with the Scarlet Knights offense throughout the second half, and managed to match the Rutgers score at 35 at the end of regulation, to send the game to the eventually successful extra time. He finished the game with 260 yards in the air, on 27-of-36 passing for four touchdowns, and most importantly no interceptions.

So the question now is, did the performance by McNamara warrant his getting the nod for the start over Penn State next week?

McNamara said he thinks he’s played well enough to earn the spot – do you agree?