As the Wolverines dominated inferior opponents with the nations No. 1 rushing attack during the first three weeks, a pattern began to emerge that left some within the fan base feeling uneasy. While running backs Blake Corum and Hassan Haskins racked up the yards and carries week after week, junior quarterback Cade McNamara's role was essentially reduced to little more than taking the snaps and handing the ball off.

In fact, McNamara's involvement in the offense was so limited through three weeks that the Michigan passing attack ranked dead last in the Big Ten conference and near the bottom in all of college football - joined only by the service academies. 

During a week two, primetime matchup against Washington, McNamara hit wide receiver Cornelius Johnson for a beautiful pass that went 33 yards. Outside of that, the junior QB went 6-of-14 for just 11 yards and zero touchdowns. Of course, the alarming lack of a passing attack was off-set by the fact that Corum and Haskins had combined for 343 yards and four touchdowns en route to a 31-10 win on the same night. 

Even for those who were concerned about McNamara's lack of participation in the offense, it was hard to complain when the Michigan rushing attack was averaging over 350 yards per game and looking pretty much unstoppable. With the combination of Corum and Haskins working so beautifully, even the harshest skeptics found themselves struggling to sound the alarm.