Michigan football Oct 12, 2019; Champaign, IL, USA; A Michigan Wolverines helmet sits on the back of the bench during the second half of the game against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Michael Allio-USA TODAY Sports

The Michigan Wolverines did not have a particularly dominant win over the Maryland Terrapins this weekend, edging out just a 31-24 win in the game. But it didn’t necessarily come as a surprise to acting coach Sherrone Moore.

During his postgame press conference, Sherrone Moore made it clear that Michigan “knew it was going to be a fight” this week against Maryland and didn’t take the Terrapins lightly.

“That’s a good football team we just faced,” Moore said postgame. “We knew that going in. We knew it was going to be a fight, regardless. We got up and it’s not like our kids let up. Just their kids fought back. They did a really good job. But I thought our guys responded well at the right times. Our defense stepped up in key situations, our offense when we needed it to. It helped us win that game.”

It wasn’t as dominant as many expected, but the Wolverines got the win. And now they have their toughest test of the season this week when the undefeated Ohio State Buckeyes travel to Ann Arbor for the rivalry showdown. We’ll have to see if Michigan can perform better this week than they did last week.