Saturday was not a good day for Jim Harbaugh, and his critics will only get louder after the outcome in Spartan Stadium.

Throughout the first half of the season, Harbaugh had done his best to climb off a hot seat in Ann Arbor. He had guided the Wolverines to a 7-0 record and No. 6 ranking on the AP Poll with everything still in front of his team, from a potential B1G East title to a College Football Playoff bid.

For the first half – and a bit more – Michigan looked every bit a top team in the East and a serious CFP contender. The Wolverines had a 2-score lead and were in a position to try and put the game away.

Unfortunately, the Spartans closed the game on a 23-3 run, sending Mel Tucker to 2-0 against Michigan. It also sends Harbaugh to 3-4 vs. the in-state rival that the Wolverines want to believe is their little brother.

Here’s what Harbaugh had to say after the latest loss: