Booger McFarland took exception to the defensive game plan offered up by Jim Knowles in The Game, calling it “one of the more arrogant game plans I’ve ever seen.”

Early on, it seemed obvious that Ohio State’s defense was going to sell out to stop the run. Understandably, as Michigan boasts one of the most impressive ground attacks in the nation. However, star RBs Blake Corum and Donovan Edwards were both dealing with injuries leading up to The Game.

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McCarthy had wide-open receivers all day long. The beaten-up Buckeye secondary was getting torched consistently. Only the 4-8 Indiana Hoosiers gave up more passing yards to Michigan than the Buckeyes did Saturday.

Knowles underestimated J.J. McCarthy as a passer. The lack of adjustments after a terrible 3rd quarter was puzzling.