Urban Meyer praises JJ McCarthy’s performance against Indiana, has prediction for Penn State matchup
Urban Meyer was pleased with Michigan quarterback JJ McCarthy’s performance against Indiana in Week 6.
Michigan is a top 5 team and McCarthy’s leadership on offense has helped the team remain undefeated into Week 7. McCarthy will look to have another big performance for Michigan this week.
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In a segment on Big Noon Kickoff, Meyer explained why McCarthy is ready for an important game against Penn State:
“He’s got it all: quick release, arm strength. Last week against Indiana you can see the comfort in the pocket. Great read, quick release. Here’s his athleticism, extends the play with a completion.”
Meyer also predicted that McCarthy will need to step up his game in order to lead Michigan past Penn State. Meyer believes that McCarthy has not had to win a game for the Wolverines yet and thinks this will be the game to do so.
“He hasn’t had to win a game yet through the first five games, I think he’s gonna have to win the game today,” said Meyer.
McCarthy has passed for 1,152 yards, 9 touchdowns, and 1 interception in 6 games. In last week’s win over Indiana, he threw for 304 yards, 3 touchdowns, and 1 interception.
Michigan’s game against Penn State will take place at 12 p.m. ET on FOX.