Michigan football: JJ McCarthy tops Cade McNamara in 51-7 win – Detroit Free Press

Michigan football: JJ McCarthy tops Cade McNamara in 51-7 win - Detroit Free Press

The turning point in Saturday’s game between Michigan football and Colorado State wasn’t cornerback DJ Turner’s fumble return touchdown that gave the Wolverines an insurmountable 30-point lead early in the third quarter. Nor was it wideout Roman Wilson’s 61-yard touchdown catch to open UM’s scoring for the 2022 season.

The real turning point involved the competition between quarterback Cade McNamara vs. JJ McCarthy, which will be examined every day between now and the Sept. 24 Big Ten opener against Maryland — if not longer. And that turning point was a 20-yard touchdown run by McCarthy after McNamara had already been pulled.

With the game already won, McCarthy pulled the ball from Michigan’s underbelly running back midway through the quarter and bolted down the sideline for the kind of score showcasing the element he brings that McNamara can’t match. A crowd of more than 109,000 cheered as McCarthy juked defensive back Angel King in the open field and leaped into the end zone with ease.

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