Harbaugh Conversion "Playing the Percentages"

ANN ARBOR, MICH. -- One of many strange moments during and after Saturday's 49-16 Michigan win over Rutgers, Wolverin coach Jim Harbuagh and the Scarlet Knights react to a two-point conversion decision up by 25 points in the third quarter.

Rutgers coach Kyle Flood does not get offended by other coach's play-calling, and linebacker leader Steve Longa said it's up to them to stop it.

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, however, said his two-point conversion call with a 25-poind lead was by the book.

"That's what the chart says to do so we went with that, playing the percentages," Harbaugh told reporters after the game.

"They’re trying to win the game right? That’s what they were trying to do," Longa said. "However they’re trying to do it, that’s how they do it. It’s their problem It’s our fault for not stopping it."

A strange conversion call was the least of Rutgers' struggles defensively after more than 40 points allowed for the third straight game.

"Obviously we want to win the game, but today they came up on top," Longa said. "They were better than us today. They played better than us, and that’s why they came up on top."

Scarlet Report Top Stories