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Tuesday Morning Coming Down: A Michigan Gloating Thread

Gird your loins.

NCAA Football: CFP National Championship-Washington at Michigan Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

I got t-boned at 8:30 last night while running to get whole milk for my daughter. So life’s pretty much mirroring sport, or art, or whatever right now.

Ten B1G Things

  1. For starters: you get me, Michigan fans, and not GF3, because we only break out the big guns if the title’s going to stick. I write the eventually-vacated articles around here.
  2. Unless schools like Washington and USC learn how to stop the run, they are not going to enjoy those October trips to Iowa.
  3. Corum and Edwards put up 238 on 27 carries for 4 TDs. How was “stop run” not tattooed on everything Washington owned?
  4. Knowing how many times the Penix-to-Odunze batshit-insane play had worked out in the Texas game made that missed fourth down that much tougher to watch.
  5. Michael Penix Jr.: 27/51 for 255, 1 TD, 2 INT. He’s gonna make a great Vikings QB.
  6. I missed most of the second half because of the aforementioned car nonsense, but the guy whose lawn my Mazda was unceremoniously plowed onto told me “Michigan dominated” before he, a Gophers season-ticketholder, proceeded to tell me the only reason the NCAA went after Jim Harbaugh is because he’s in the Big Ten.
  7. Conor Stalions played the villain very well, for what it’s worth.
  8. Honestly, there’s not a ton to say: it felt like Washington’s luck ran out and Michigan was built for the occasion—leaning on a smaller opponent.
  9. It was a punting masterclass, though. The two combined for a 47.3 average with 4 inside the 20 and 1 touchback.
  10. GMC Yukon on a Mazda. Really pisses me off.
  11. Against that Michigan D-Line, I don’t know why Washington was running the ball nearly as much as they were, particularly with Dillon Johnson not at 100%. All that pre-snap motion is nice, but against a talented defense like the Wolverines’, you’re just not going to get enough breakdowns to make it worth your while.
  12. “Noooooobody” from that dumbass call-and-response is going to be seared into my eardrums for weeks. This is the worst.

#1 Michigan Wolverines 34, #2 Washington Huskies 13

I think I’ve spelled out my thoughts on the proceedings pretty well up above. Michigan deserved to win, Washington was a nice story but probably the third- or fourth-best team in the country.

The floor is yours.