Yikes: Jim Harbaugh's home record against Michigan State, Ohio State is inexcusable
Jim Harbaugh’s momentum didn’t last very long.
Michigan built up a lot of good will last week with a dominate victory over Minnesota in prime-time, but Saturday against Michigan State was a different story. The Wolverines fell 27-24 at home to their in-state rivals.
Not only does the loss set Michigan back significantly in the conversation for a Big Ten Championship berth, but it also extends Harbaugh’s issues with defeating Michigan’s rivals.
Under Harbaugh, the Wolverines are now 1-6 at home vs. Ohio State and Michigan State.
Under Jim Harbaugh, Michigan is now 1-6 at home vs. Michigan State and Ohio State 😳 pic.twitter.com/Xg8TErKYxV
— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) October 31, 2020
The lone win came in a 44-10 victory over the reeling Spartans last season. Overall, Harbaugh is now 3-3 vs Michigan State and 0-5 against the Buckeyes.
This loss was particularly shocking when considering each team’s Week 1 performance. While Michigan handled Minnesota on the road, Michigan State turned the ball over seven times en route to a home loss to Rutgers.
Harbaugh’s 1-6 record vs. Michigan’s rivals will hold steady for at least another year. The Wolverines travel to Columbus this year, but will host the Buckeyes in 2021.
Michigan will face Indiana next weekend in Week 3 of Big Ten action.