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#pounditWednesday, January 20, 2021

QB Shea Patterson dealt with injury during Michigan’s win

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Shea Patterson was not the quarterback for four series during the second half of Michigan’s win over Middle Tennessee on Saturday, and an injury likely explains why.

Jim Harbaugh said after the Wolverines’ 40-21 win that Patterson was “working through” something.

“I thought Shea played extremely well. He probably didn’t tell you but he was working through a little something, he was being evaluated at halftime. I was keeping a close eye on him,” Harbaugh said, via The Michigan Insider. “Had some quarterback runs designed in the third quarter that I prefer to see Dylan (McCaffrey) running because I didn’t want to make Shea’s issue worse.”

Patterson was 17/29 for 203 yards and three touchdown passes. The senior was upset with himself for his mistakes, such as a lost fumble and a few missed passes. It seems Patterson was harder on himself than Harbaugh was on him.

Sophomore Dylan McCaffrey and freshman Joe Milton also saw action at quarterback in the game.

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