But their ground game - while far from ideal - is a different story, and Karan Higdon is the biggest reason they beat unranked IN 27-20 on the road IN overtime Saturday.
Instead, running back Karan Higdon came through, rushing for a career-high 200 yards and three touchdowns.
The good news for MI is that its defense was once again stifling enough to overcome an afternoon of mistakes and squandered leads.
Indiana's losing streak to MI is now 22 games, but the last two times the Wolverines have come to Bloomington it has gone to overtime. The junior almost surpassed those totals against the Hoosiers with 200 yards and three rushing touchdowns on 25 carries.
In overtime, the Wolverines had first possession and immediately scored on their very first play on a Higdon 25-yard run for a 27-20 edge.
I love Harbaugh in the college game and would love to see him stay at MI for the next 15-20 years, but, the talk will always be there considering his success with the San Francisco 49ers, that included three straight trips to the NFC Championship Game and a Super Bowl appearance.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Nyheim Hines ran for an 83-yard touchdown and returned a punt 92 yards for another score on his way to 249 total yards, helping North Carolina State to its sixth straight victory.
IN now stands 3-3 going into its own date with Michigan State next Saturday afternoon in East Lansing. Penalties were the main culprit this week. Griffin Oakes tied it for IN (3-3, 0-3) with a 46-yard field goal as time expired. That's a program record and more than doubled the yards they gained through the air.
The Wolverines were also still relying on backup quarterback John O'Korn who had just 20 pass attempts. He and his receivers have yet to connect for a touchdown pass in the two games that he's started this season. The Wolverines still have Penn State (next week) and Ohio State (season finale) on the schedule, but at least, for one more week, those pesky Jim Harbaugh to the National Football League rumors can be on the back-burner for a week.