Urban Meyer on Michigan: "You have to lift up the hood and ask what is wrong"
Dominating the No. 11 Michigan Wolverines at the line of scrimmage, the No. 13 Wisconsin Badgers rolled to a 35-14 victory on Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison.
The Badgers outgained the Wolverines, 487-299, including a 359-40 edge on the ground. Even while missing portions of the game due to lingering cramps, junior running back Jonathan Taylor racked up 203 yards and two scores on 23 carries.
Adding two rushing touchdowns of his own, junior quarterback Jack Coan completed 13-16 passes (81.2%) for 128 yards.
Trailing 14-0 after one and 28-0 at halftime, Michigan first got on the scoreboard late in the third quarter when senior quarterback Shea Patterson found redshirt senior tight end Sean McKeon for a six-yard score. Patterson would add his second touchdown, a five-yard toss to junior Donovan Peoples-Jones, in the fourth quarter.
Falling to 2-1 with the loss, former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer had some harsh realities for the Wolverines.
“People are going to look at that game and ask, ‘What’s the problem? Let’s blame the players and coaches.’ That not the case,” Meyer said on FOX postgame.
“There’s good players in that program. Every year, they recruit. Every one of those players on the field are highly-recruited guys.
“Those coaches are good coaches. You have to lift up the hood ask what is wrong. Those guys can play. They can coach. There’s a problem there. You lift up that hood and you’re not going to like what you see.”
Fortunately for Michigan, they host the Rutgers Scarlet Knights in their rebound effort on Saturday (12:00PM ET, BTN).
Likely to move into the AP top-10 with the win, the Badgers play Northwestern in Madison (12:00PM ET, ABC).