I didn't think Michigan would come out on top today. I didn't believe the offense would be able to throw downfield with any consistency. I didn't think the defense would be able to stop the big play.
I was all wrong. Wonderfully, wonderfully wrong.
In my opinion, this is the best Michigan has played against a top team - start to finish - since the '97 Penn State game when they went into Happy Valley and smacked the #2 ranked Nittany Lions.
This team showed so much, I don't know where to begin. So I won't right now. Instead, I'm going to savor it and watch every damn college football show on earth tonight.
Leave your comments. Would love to know what others thought.
P.S. Ok, anybody else besides me, after all the blown leads last year, still squirming a bit when it was 40-21 with five minutes left and they had the ball (coupled with the fact that apparently looking at a Notre Dame player once he goes out of bounds is considered at late him)? I wasn't fully, 100% comfortable until Lamar Woodley rumbled down the field there at the end, giving us the final score.
P.P.S. Somewhere out there, Chad Henne's old high school coach is