Michigan rested and rejuvenated after bye week

Wolverines battle Purdue this week
Michigan rested and rejuvenated after bye week

Michigan might get some easy matchups in the lackluster Big Ten this season. The Wolverines just don’t think Saturday’s opener at Purdue is one of them.

The Boilermakers (3-1) are off to their best start since 2007. Their loss at Notre Dame, a three-point setback, was more impressive than Michigan’s 13-6 loss on the road to the Fighting Irish.

If the slightly favored Wolverines (2-2) lose Saturday at Purdue, they will have three losses by early October for the first time since 2008 when Rich Rodriguez lost a school-record nine games in his debut as the coach at college football’s winningest program. Michigan is coming off a bye, giving the team two weeks to evaluate, rest and get ready for the Boilermakers.