Mike Sainristil capitalized on a mistake by the Rutgers offense in the B1G opener.

Gavin Wimsatt tried to thread a pass to a Rutgers teammate and Sainristil made a great read on the ball. The rest was history as Sainristil took the pass back for six points.

Things were off to a slow start in Jim Harbaugh’s return to the sidelines on Saturday. It started to click in the second half, however.


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Sainristil’s veteran presence was felt on defense in Week 4.

He played in all 14 games for Michigan last season and has been a constant playmaker for Harbaugh. Sainristil had 58 total tackles, 6.5 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, and 1 interception a season ago.

Sainristil and Michigan will be looking to improve to 4-0 with a win over Rutgers. The Wolverines are in the driver’s seat.