Jim Harbaugh, the head coach of the Michigan football team, has been predicting a tough matchup between his team and Indiana on Saturday all week.
He made an effort to persuade people of this by listing the close games Michigan has played Indiana, including a defeat on its most recent trip to Bloomington in 2020. Although Michigan started as a 2212-point favorite before its top-10 battle with Penn State, few people paid attention to his warnings about the potential trap game.
He ended up being correct.
While playing their worst game of the year, the Wolverines survived an Indiana team energized by its homecoming crowd and pulled away in the fourth quarter, 31-10, to maintain their perfect record. The Wolverines received everything they could handle, as well as some terrifying adversity when running backs coach Mike Hart collapsed on the sideline in the first half.