There is no question.

Going into this season, everybody assumed that this offense would be high-flying under senior quarterback Shea Patterson and new offensive coordinator Josh Gattis.

Everybody assumed U-M would be able to get the ball to its speedy, athletic wide receivers. But Patterson keeps dropping the ball – he had two fumbles on Saturday. And Michigan scored 14 points in regulation against Army.

That’s not a No. 7 ranked team.

No offense to Army.

But this isn’t Wisconsin or Penn State or Ohio State.

Or even Michigan State.

This team avoided disaster and got lucky.