The Michigan Wolverines started their 2012 campaign with national championship aspirations. However, those hopes were quickly dashed after the team dropped its season opener 41-14 to Alabama. Last weekend, instead of coming out with fire against a weak Air Force squad, Michigan came out flat and pulled out a nail-biter. While it's still too early for a mass hysteria to settle in over Ann Arbor, several players on Michigan's roster have a lot to prove heading into this weekend's bout with UMass.
In a game against an FCS opponent, Michigan must come out with a vengeance this Saturday. While beating UMass will not prove anything to anyone, the Wolverines need to play a full 60 minutes of football before they can contend with the best of the Big Ten.
Let's take a look at three players that must step up this week and contribute to a Michigan victory.