Brandon Peters likely to start at QB for Michigan vs. Minnesota

Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday that “it’s likely” that redshirt freshman Brandon Peters will get his first collegiate start at quarterback Saturday night against Minnesota.

Michigan (6-2) has used three different quarterbacks in its first eight games of the year. Wilton Speight started the season, but he has not played since a neck injury against Purdue in late September. O’Korn was 2-2 as a starter in October, completing 55.5 percent of his passes during that stretch.

Harbaugh said he was happy with Peters’ performance last Saturday and that he is looking forward to seeing what he can improve this week after his first significant minutes in a game.

“He can do a lot to build on it,” Harbaugh said. “… Now he’s been in game action. I think that helps a lot.”

Michigan kicks off against Minnesota at 7:30 p.m. ET in Ann Arbor this Saturday.

Philadelphia had already defeated San Francisco by the time the teams chasing the Eagles in the NFC East, the Cowboys and Redskins, kicked off in Washington. Speaking of division races, the Panthers beat the Buccaneers on Sunday in what felt like must-win situations for both teams in the NFC South.

Many eyes Sunday also were on Seattle, where the Texans engaged in protest before their game against the Seahawks in the wake of team owner Bob McNair’s controversial comments, which were revealed Friday by ESPN.

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