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It's time to stomp Rutgers 🥾

It's the perfect time for the Big Ten's punching bag to come to Ann Arbor. 🥊

A reeling Michigan football program returned home to lick its wounds after getting pounded by a Wisconsin team that raced out to a 35-0 lead.

It's only one loss, but combined with concerns from the first two games and the overall perception of the program, it left a huge mess for Jim Harbaugh to clean up. 🧹

Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines watches action prior to a game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on September 21, 2019 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines watches action prior to a game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on September 21, 2019 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

If Michigan could pick any team to come to the Big House this weekend, it would be Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights, who have lost to Iowa and Boston College by a combined 44 points the last two weeks, own a 6-24 record in Big Ten play the last three years.

The Wolverines have been particularly hard on Rutgers, winning the last four meetings by a combined score of 204-37.

Michigan needs to improve in several facets of the game, and the early stages of those improvements need to be obvious Saturday.

Here are three keys to this weekend's game, and a poll: How much does Michigan need to beat Rutgers by to prove a point?

Answer that question here.

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