COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Michigan’s defense dominated – again – shutting out Maryland 28-0 on the road Saturday afternoon to earn back to back shutout victories for the first time since 2000.
In fact, U-M’s second ranked defense held Maryland to 105 total yards, 1-of-18 on third down conversions, seven first downs, and caused thee turnovers.
Those statistics might lead some to believe that is Michigan’s defense playing at its highest level possible. Wolverines headman Jim Harbaugh disagrees.
“I think we can do better,” Harbaugh said when posed with the question after the game. “I think we can do better. I think there is a higher level. But really pleased, I think all those reasons. Really good players, really good coaches, and they are playing really well together.”
“Back-to-back shutouts is a heck of a thing,” Harbaugh said. “I looked it up, 2000 was the last time Michigan did that. It feels good.”
Adding: “Now I want to know when is three? When is three? I’ll have to look that one up. It feels good. What do you do next? You have a happy flight home and get ready for Northwestern.”
No. 22 Michigan (4-1, Big Ten 2-0) plays host to No. 16 Northwestern (5-0) next Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET.