1-Man’s Opinion on Sports-Tuesday “HAIL TO THE VICTORS”

Posted by on January 9th, 2024  •  0 Comments  • 



It was a dominant  performance from start to finish.
Michigan’s offense early.  Michigan’s defense the rest of the way.
The Maize & Blue won the College Football Playoffs over Washington (34-13)

Michigan validated its (15-0) season, at first by taking out then unbeaten Penn State.  They drilled Ohio State in their rivalry game.  They won the Rose Bowl against Alabama.

And then they did it all with the ball, and taking the ball away, in a bruising win over the Huskies.

True champions  in every sense, from the passion play coach Jim Harbaugh, to his vibrant coordinators, to the power run game, the slingshot quarterback, and the mauling defense.

It started with the two explosive runs by Donovan Edwards.  It finished with 2-TD runs by the feisty Blake Corum. In between, Michigan’s defense declared it open season on the Huskies legendary QB-Michael Penix.

There were chess game moves during the game.  The Huskies, blown out early, trailing (17-3), changed the defense, blitzed gaps, forced 3-and-outs, and dragged the team back to within a touchdown.

Credit given to the Dogs defense which went 8-straight possessions without letting UM into the end zone.

And Penix went to a tempO offense, throwing slants and outs to complete passes,but that meant longer drives, and they could not piece all that together into TD drives.

When they were done Michigan mashed the Washington QB.  The Huskies were (0-11) on 3rd downs..

It was a night of Michigan monster plays, not just the 41-46 yard TD runs, but another 59-yard burst and then a 40Y-catch by a tight end, then the game ending 81-yard interception return by Mike Stainristal to seal the win.

Washington never hit the big plays like they did all season long.  Chunk plays went away.  The heat on Penix was so hot, he overthrew 2-wide open wide receivers.  It didn’t help that Michigan’s secondary could have been called at least 3-times for defensive holds on deep pass patterns, but no flags were thrown.

On this night, brute strength stomped the pastry like offense, and Michigan stormed to victory.  Michigan rumbled for (303Y) on the ground and finished the night with (443Y) overall.  Penix was sacked just once, took 11-hits and was pressured 8-times.  The cumulative pounding led to the turnovers.

Don’t think anyone else in the nation could have beaten this machine that Jim Harbaugh put together.

Hail to the Victors.  Michigan’s men marched to victory.


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