After Michigan's defining 42-27 win over Ohio State last year in Ann Arbor, Jim Harbaugh's Wolverines had to prove that it was not a fluke.
With the eyes of the entire country watching carefully, Michigan proved that they are a force to be reckoned with. Michigan dominated the Buckeyes, posting over 500 yards of total offense, and moving the ball with ease.
The Wolverines provided plenty of explosive plays to the 12PM game, with Michigan scoring four touchdowns of over 70 yards. Cornelius Johnson had two long receiving touchdowns, and Donovan Edwards broke two dagger worthy touchdowns on the ground at the end of the game.
Coming into the 118th edition of "The Game" both schools were hoping to claim the Big 10 East, and their spot in the college football playoff. While Ohio State still boasts an impressive 11-1 record, 12-0 Michigan claims the Big 10 East, and all but secures their spot in the CFB playoff in January.
For Heisman hopeful CJ Stroud, this game puts the final nail in his coffin for the season. A few untimely turnovers at the end of the game, and an overall lack of offensive firepower will turn voters away very quickly.
Finally, the narrative of losing big games can be put to rest by the Jim Harbaugh haters. After a few rough years in Michigan, the Wolverines are back to being a top college program. With teams like Alabama, Clemson and LSU all suffering multiple losses this season, the time is now for the Wolverines to capitalize and claim their spot atop the college ranks.